County librarian Ciaran Mangan has a heart of .. something.
Based on the original 1930s fine of one penny per week, the librarian calculated that the book had incurred fines of €4,160.
But they would like to make a bargain.
“As good Christians, we decided we would waive that fine if the person appears in person and confesses to having returned the book.”
Oops I forgot – library book returned after 80 years – BBC
I’ll add the unspoken:
“As good Christians, we decided that unless the person that took it turns up and confesses to having taken it they can burn in the fires of hell for all eternity. We don’t care if that person is already dead given the book was taken out in 1932, we want them here and we want to hear those words begging for forgiveness.”
If you were “good Christians” you would just forgive. So maybe you are bad Christians?
Just opened Chrome and saw a microphone icon in the search area. Not seen that before so I clicked it.
Why is it even looking for a microphone?
My Firefox Start page is about:home and this appeared.
Guess who doesn’t get any mention? And the talk is probably the worst I’ve seen on TED.
Amazon.com have a big sale on right now which is good but this pack is excellent.
You just need a US billing address.
A non-story at the BBC today.
One of the final opinion polls ahead of Ireland’s referendum next week on whether to ratify the EU fiscal treaty suggests it is likely to be a ‘yes’ vote. BBC
Why are they even asking?
Back in 2008 there was a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty in Ireland. The politicians asked the populace what they wanted and the people said “No.” The politicians response was “Oh dear, you got the answer wrong. Let’s do it again shall we?”. Huge time and money spent making the people say Yes even when they’d said No. And why the hell did people in Ireland give in so bloody easily? So there is no point in asking in any polls because if the gravy train doesn’t get the answer it wants it’ll ask it again.
Today on Google.
It doesn’t work in Firefox 12.0, not what I’d call antiquated.
Next? I reckon that at some big US holiday you will have to sign in to Google to see these doodles in action.
On my About page for a few years it said I was bipolar. I had written this in some blog posts too. Today I am correcting that. The diagnosis I was given in 2003 was wrong. The psychiatrist who wrote that changed how every subsequent doctor listened to me. They did not question it. It meant years of drugs and side-effects that I did not need. It has meant not getting help I should have got 9 years ago. I could rant and ramble on this for ages but I’m not going to. It’s been hard enough these past several weeks to deal with events and a rant won’t help. The diagnosis has been withdrawn (to be replaced with another but that is never being posted here) and now I get to start where I should have done in the first place.
I would commission someone to create a theme framework for real people – you know, the people who “blog”.
In the whole WordPress universe this does not exist.
It could do, it’s not impossible.
You’ll just have to wait until I have the cash. Which will be never.
And do you know why this will be a good idea? Security, that’s why. Think about it.