Moving On By far the most significant and time-consuming operation this year was moving my Dad from Milton Keynes to the south Nottinghamshire village of Ruddington on 13th September. That reduced a tedious 1¼ hour motorway journey to a pleasant 15-minute drive when we wanted to visit him. The biggest problem was sorting through the… Continue reading Retrospective 2022
Recap My previous post described my first attempt to split a large HTML file into several parts. The file in question is a cookbook-style tutorial for the Beacon online membership management system used by my local U3A organisation. The document was originally created with Apple’s Pages word processor app, exported to PDF and uploaded to… Continue reading Splitting a Large HTML File, Part 2
Background Some time ago I created a guide to the U3A’s Beacon membership management system. It was intended to provide an introduction to Beacon for the leaders of the groups in my local U3A and it was called the Beacon Cookbook. The original document was created using the Apple Pages word processor app, exported to… Continue reading Splitting a Large HTML File
A crossword compiler named Moss
Who found himself quite at a loss
When asked, “Why so blue?”
Said, “I haven’t a clue
I’m 2 Down to put 1 Across.”
Executive Summary This year can be summed up with the phrase, “steady as she goes”. Like everyone else in the affluent West, Covid rules continued to curtail our activities. Easing of restrictions in the summer brought hope of a return to the old normal but, as winter set in, the Omicron variant sent us almost… Continue reading Retrospective 2021
This poll suggests it’s time to remove bishops from the House of Lords.
This captivating video says it all.
Executive Summary It’s been a funny old year. Mary and I stayed well clear of the Coronavirus but it has obliterated most of the happenings that I would normally be blogging about. I am one of the lucky ones, though. As a pensioner, I don’t have to worry about losing my job or loss of… Continue reading Retrospective 2020
Executive Summary It’s been a fairly uneventful 2019 for us on the whole. One more year on the life clock has, presumably, taken its toll but we don’t feel any older than we did 12 months ago so we are not complaining. Our cat, Persephone, is now on regular medication for thyroid and kidney problems… Continue reading Retrospective 2019