For the Fallen
Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943),
Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943),
To be honest, initially I started off as an “in” but that was purely based upon “it’s what I know”. I then realised I had better do some research since whilst it may not affect me so much, it will affect my children and definitely my grandchildren (I’m not ancient, and only just on the right side of 50!). Continue reading
Many thanks to Alan Levine for creating Feed2JS many moons ago, but I’ve decided to remove access to the Feed2JS service installed on the yaps4u.net domain. I’ve contacted those users who had let me know they were using it and the site logs were showing only a few stragglers mainly on very old websites that hadn’t been updated in years. If however by removing access I leave a blank spot on your site, please accept my apologies. Continue reading
Early on today, an image popped up on my Facebook timeline and whoosh, out came my goat. Both of those incidents really got my goat up back then and still do. Guy Martin has “Brian the Monkey”, me, I have “Gordon the Goat”.
In fact it riled Gordon up so much so, I hadn’t updated this site in almost three years and rather than post this as a reply to the innocent person on Facebook and make it look like I was flaming them, I thought bugger it, I’m going to post it here. Gordon was on a rampage!! Continue reading
I’ve finally gotten around to updating the website and hopefully, will find some time to post a bit more regular than I have been able to previously.Things have been a bit difficult over the past few years, but I am finally beginning to get things back under control. I won’t bore you with the details here, as I save those stories for another site of mine. (Which I must add, I’ve also updated too. Things must be getting better if I’ve managed to find the time to update both sites !!). Continue reading
This morning I learnt the sad news that Len Sassaman sadly passed away having taken his own life in an apparent suicide at his home in Leuven, Belgium.
Len was a major advocate for privacy and a great influence on some of my earlier work. He leaves a great legacy but an even greater void in so many lives. My thoughts go out to his wife Meredith (L. Patterson), may she have strength and courage through these difficult times.
Depression is the silent killer.
I’m coming to understand that "battle with depression" is sometimes very close in meaning to "battle with cancer."
@maryadydd 04 July 2011
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Len Sassaman (1980-2011)
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Yet another example of bad customer service from Pipex. Pipex, a once great UK ISP, now ruined by the ineptitude of Tiscali and TalkTalk. A great lesson on how to take a great company and run them into the ground.
Back around June 2009, Tiscali took over the running of my old Pipex network. And whereas before I was averaging around 2400Kbps, it all suddenly went pear shaped and dropped to less than 600Kbps for a few days.
Finally had the chimney swept after the hammering it took last year. Couldn’t book the chimney sweep until Friday last week, by which time all the snow had gone. But saying that, the warmest it reached over the weekend was 2.5deg.
It was minus –8deg on the outside thermometer when I woke this morning, so I quickly got the fire going. Crumpet, marshmellows and a few chestnuts tonight for supper methinks.
I would very much like to show my concern over the current extradition laws, especially with respect to the current state of affairs with the US. Current legislation appears to give a very lopsided difference between the requirements of the UK versus the US in the conditions that are required in
order for extradition to take place. Whilst I realise that this is due to differences between UK and US laws, I would still expect UK citizens to be protected by UK laws at all times.
In abolishing the need for evidence when extraditing to most countries in the world, this has removed the safety net once afforded to UK citizens in that they will always obtain a ‘fair trial’. How is it that the US because of it’s Constitution has a provision that any country requesting the extradition of a persons or people must have evidence of the crime committed by the person being extradited? All other European and Commonwealth countries signed up to a similar treaty did so on the understanding that we all played by the same rule book.
For the UK to extradite someone from the US they only need establish ‘probable cause’ of which the US constitution’s fourth amendment has defined as “information sufficient to warrant a prudent person’s belief that the wanted individual had committed a crime”
Many thanks for allowing me the opportunity to express my views on this matter and I look forward to following the outcome of this review.
Lastly, I would like to add that Home Secretary needs to clearly state that Gary McKinnon will not be extradited to the USA until this “Review” has been completed any changes passed in to Law by the UK Government.
The family of Gary McKinnon are being subjected to pressures and events tantamount to torture in not knowing the fate that is to be bestowed upon Gary.
This must be addressed immediately!