"And another thing..."

Good old Europe, a melting pot of cultures stuffed with delicious food and ferocious fire water. A place so scarred by war that it’s inconceivable the same mistakes would be made again.

A Word from Cornelius

Look, there’s no easy way to say this, so I’m afraid blunt I must be. The world’s going to hell in a handcart, and nobody’s paying any attention. There. I’ve said it.

2023 Review

I didn’t get fitter or slimmer, but rather slower and fatter. The thought of a salad still drives me to a kebab and a beer. Home improvement projects were moved onto a back burner, one that was never lit.

Negroni Time

So, Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays, whatever your preference. I hope that everyone gets some well-earned rest. Eat, drink and be merry.

Notes from the trenches

Time-blocking works. It works in determining the priority for the day, and it also works in putting limits around tasks, preventing what Steinbeck called the indiscipline of overwork.


It is, by absolutely any measure, illegal. It costs an absolute fortune and won't work. If it did work, it would have zero impact on either migration or the small boats. Perhaps most importantly, it's repugnant.

Toenails and Procrastination

I sit now, having applied some dazzling burgundy antiseptic cream, with the toe wrapped in kitchen roll. I assume that a citation for bravery and a medal are coming in the post.

Tech Support

It’s a plot, I tell you. AI is here, and it will be the death of me. It began with my Nanoleaf shapes. They just stopped working. The controller has given up the ghost, apparently. I’ve got another one, but I’ve been avoiding the setup. My experience
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