Rant page aka blog...

How I learned to stop worrying and hate the Mac

Websites are not the only things that need downsizing

Algorithms leave workers in the dark

I'm sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that. HAL’s cold, if polite, refusal to open the pod bay doors in 2001: A Space Odyssey has become a defining warning about putting too much trust in artificial intelligence, as per this article -particularly if you work in space.

What did you do Daddy in the War Against Web Bloat?

Slowly learning to touchtype

There is no excuse as to why I haven't already learned other than I am not an American - they learn in school - and I am extremely impatient...I start to go through the motions then revert to three-finger spider mode when I'm in a hurry.

Also I am shocked it's been ELEVEN MONTHS! since I last blogged here. I do have other blogs outlets for rage but I need one exclusively for tech stuff, linux etc. I also need to put my smartsizing stuff here - or another page? Or start a 'proper' WordPress blog; but I'm put off by how much WordPress relies on paid plugins. So here Im writing straight into HTML - I guess the WYSIWYG editor is only available for paid plans?

Yes I know...

Yes I know this page is a mess. Yes I know the CSS is all over the place. It's a long time since I've handcoded straight onto an html text doc. Yes it should be like riding a bike but it's really not; it's really like one of those use-it-or-lose-it type deals...Yesterday for instance U spent longer than I care to admit trying to work out why an image wouldn't display before finally discovering it was the wrong kind of quotes. Instead of " I had copied some code which used ” (look closely) and Neocities didn't like it.

It's not Elementary my dear Watson

LXLE works out of the box? Not quite...

LXLE installed OK on my old 2009 MacBookPro and runs OK but the screen brightness, keyboard backlightand volume keys do not work - except curiously the mute button works. Also NordVPN was interminably difficult to install which was odd because I've installed it plenty of times on Ubuntu-based systems. There are supposed to be fixes for this but I might go back and see if I can get Manjaro Mate working on this thing.

There's never a better service than one that's not available yet...

If you want to get ahead get a milkman!

Privacy? What privacy? Who cares about privacy?

Talking to the police and... other wastes of time

No Time To Die? Live and let Bond die

Paperless office? Pah! I have a paperless kitchen!

Crisis? What crisis?

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