Written Tourette's Syndrome
Because I can ...
My Blog Therapy ...
not to be confused with financial sensible advice ....
These are my contemparaneous thoughts ...
I was one of the lucky people that was able to watch Dominic Cummings ("DC") bare his soul to the Parliamentary Committee yesterday live on TV about the UK … more
How many fingers did people lose yesterday on bitcoin and other crypto$.
Probably a lot of digits hit the floor in a bloody mess.
This morning I was reading about the demise of bitcoin and … more
All of these subjects - green energy, crypto$ and inflation - are in the news at the moment.
What has triggered this post was a recent BBC article about a nuclear fusion startup - Tokomak Energy Ltd … more
Ok. I'm sensitive to the criticism levied on lay-people (like me) who become "google experts" usually by professionals who've spent a long time (l)earning their trade.
I understand that, having … more
It's official young people!
Your chances of developing severe SARS-Cov-2 are higher if you're overweight.
As reported by Bloomberg today ...
"Carrying even a little extra weight raises the risk of … more
This post is really personal notetaking but I'm putting it out here anyway...
So expect no start, beginning or end or indeed any sense here.
I did some reading on the B.1.617 strain that is … more
I wrote a tongue in cheek, obviously fictional, blog post called The Domestication of Humans earlier this month setting out how an authoritarian global order is going to control meople through … more
I think that we've all been in a world never experienced before for at least 12 months.
Giving some of us lucky ones the time to indulge ourselves in stuff and to levels that we would not normally. … more
This is a frivolous and fictional piece by me bought about, these days, because I'm spending too much time behind my desk listening to great tunes and reading; and not getting enough social … more
OK. This post follows hot on the heels of my post on Wednesday after I read the two articles I referred to from Reuters.
I'm going to try and make some sense (to me - other results may vary) of … more
Reuters must read my blog! Hot off the press ......
Good news on viral evolution hopefully....https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-evolution-analysis/in-mutant-variants-has-the- … more
I am of the opinion that anyone who has not taken, at least, a passing concern to the health of their body is part of this covid-19 problem.
Your body is your best asset!
It houses your mind. … more
OK .. I did a post not so long ago about why (imo) it's not good to start your sentence with the word "so" - tldr - it's because I think it makes a person sound stupid (other opinions are available). … more
That's the title for this article from the British Medical Journal.
My wife, Karen, used to practise as a nurse many years ago and, as many of my friends think that I've lost the plot, poor Karen … more
This is a UK Government review starting today, 15th March 2021, for two weeks looking for feedback with regard to future Covid-19 certification.I think what it means is requesting feedback regarding … more
... I've got the bit between my teeth and I'm just throwing this out there...
Do you remember the kerfuffle surrounding the AstraZeneca shot and its efficacy regarding the first and second shot in … more
I wrote a long post last night explaining why I'm not ready to have one of the current crop of Covid-19 vaccinations.
Today's post cuts to the chase if last night's post is TLDR.
Due to Antibody- … more
This is a follow up post to the one I did here on the whole vaccine/world domination conspiracy theory and concerns the new vaccine technologies.
Whilst, before considering all of what follows, I … more
not about your creed, class, background, ethnicity or the colour of your skin.
It's about you, and more specifically your mind.
You are or you aren't; NASTY (as in vicious or spiteful, not ugly or … more
OK. From the outset of this post I have to a make a few things clear.
Firstly, I am fatist (not to be confused with fascist, and hopefully people who land here may be able to tell the difference). … more
It's at https://ier-z1r.com.
This fanboy post on https://head-fi.org was sufficient motivation.
TLDR: Bad breath may increase your chances of dying from Covid-19
I read an awesome book in my teens, Papillon, all about some dude's escape from a french prison island.
To get himself into the … more
I usually have my most profound thoughts whilst showering or walking the dog.
Today's thought was to reflect on the number of good summers that I probably still have available to me ...
For me this … more
This is from my last instagram post....
Less than 8 weeks old and the cable on my @sony #ierz1r earphones (iems) failed with the copper sleeve on the pin on one side of the cable detaching and … more
The footage below is from a crash course (literally SIV is french for simulating incidents whilst flying) in 2019 on my racy Delta 3 paraglider.
This deserves some narrative as the 2 minutes or so … more
When someone dies (and a lot of people are doing that at the moment) who is worthy of a mention in the newspaper, unless se is a complete cad, they are always remembered as something like:
"a … more
Just like Alice I disappeared down a rabbithole a few years back.
But the world I entered was one that belongs to the audiophile (where they speak a completely different language to the rest of us … more
No it's gone...
No hang on ... here it is ......
It was about being brutally honest.
My point is - I think - that tempering the "brutal" part of being honest is important. But if you can't … more
Mr Grumpy here....
We are having a 3 week lockdown in the Isle of Man as a result of the new Covid-19 strain and I'm trying to lay low and keep my mouth shut mainly;
.... as I'm becoming resentful … more
Or .... a rainbow always follows a storm.. 🤪
In biology ... chaos (think natural disaster - there are a few around 😁) always benefits an ecosystem
In chemistry, La Chateliers Principle says that … more
The FT report today .....
"Bitcoin tumbles back to $30,000 in volatile trading"
From an all time high over the weekend of $35,000 ... Is that bad news!? OR reason to avoid crypto$!?
Back in 2017/1 … more
.. to think about what you intend to say!? Duh!
You should have thought about that before you started talking...
That's all .... more
This is a very quick one and concerns the objectivity of the news we are subjected to day in and day out!
It's OK for people to have opinions; this is why we have blogs ....
But PLEASE .... if you … more
snoscunts = dozy fuckers
I probably need to put some context around this as it is a bit vulgar I know so my apologies for that.
It popped out of my head from nowhere during a whatsapp rant to some … more
Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry.
A haiku uses just a few words to capture a moment and create a picture in the reader's mind.
And it turns out that a good and always very understated (unlike me) … more
2020 has been a strange year for all of us.
For me, who has always been into music and listening to tunes - intimately and not just on the radio - for at least 2 hours every day, it has allowed me … more
I cancelled my ft.com subscription today mainly because of a lack of balance re covid-19 reporting - which most of the mainstream media are guilty of.However, I did like the article "The kids aren’t … more
SAGE (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies); my arse!
More like "Stupid Arses Gouge Economy"
Oh, and how they laughed at the acronym!
This paper republished in the British Medical Journal on 7 … more
battery chickens = bird flu;
battery pigs = swine flu;
battery humans = covid 19 more
OK - hopefully this is going to entertain some people and others I am sure it will offend.
But you can't please everybody.
A good, well informed and (I like to think) intelligent friend of mine … more
This is what is on my mind today!
... and don't get me wrong ... I live in the Isle of Man where we have NO covid-19.
And I hope it stays that way only because the scat politicians here would … more
An interesting analysis of the covid-19 data
If it's TLDW, my 6 takeaways from this - based on the empirical data presented in the video - are as follows:
1) Human … more
Just putting this out there...
In the UK in 2018 there were 541,589 deaths (530,841 in 2019).
That's 1,483 per day if you divide the total by 365
https://www.ons.gov.uk/ … more
In the UK we accept that the monarchy - the Queen as Sovereign - is Head of the Armed Forces.
This is largely a symbolic fact and in the UK this is not a big deal as the monarchy stays out of … more
2nd week of isolation started today so please forgive my bad language...
New acronym incoming...
tfu=totally fucking useless.
Covid-19 is no excuse for laziness unless you have it (and a bad … more
OK - this is an old subject and one which was probably responsible for me starting blogging in the first place.
But I think it's probably more relevant now than when it was produced as a … more
Shocking video of the tragic port explosion in Beirut yesterday highlights the very tenuous existence of the State of Lebanon.
The political system there is tribally split and dominated by the … more
This subject is on my mind recently; I have a lot of stuff bubbling around the aether in my head.....
The gulf between gates/bezos/musk and the seriously lazily unemployed is huge.
And if the meat … more
This is more of an informative post (hopefully) rather than a rant or my trying to make a point!
If you have read this blog you may have picked up that in the past I have been excited about crypto$ … more
DISCLAIMER - MAYBE I'M A PARANOID WHO HAS WATCHED "I AM LEGEND", THINKS TOO MUCH AND HAS NOT FLOWN HIS PARAGLIDER FOR TOOOOOOOO LONG!
Riots today in Minneapolis and Hong Kong.
People are … more