Romantic Robot Working on it.

08:35 Sat 7 Jul 2018


Filed under: Tech — 08:35 Sat 7 Jul 18

It’s on my PC and works okay.
It’s on my work macbook pro and works okay.
It’s on my phone and works okay.
But on my macbook air? Something happened – no idea what – “upgrade”? – it won’t work.

It insists I login to an account at that I do not have. Very very annoying.

So later I’ll copy the app from the pro, install that into the air and then see if that will get it working.

If it does, okay.
If it does not then I’ll go back to LastPass.

19:37 Fri 6 Jul 2018

What does the NHS need to survive for another 70 years?

Filed under: NHS — 19:37 Fri 6 Jul 18

Less fucking managers. That’s what.


I started in the NHS in 1985.
There was a Charge Nurse (think Matron if you want), then a Manager of the hospital wards, then the manager of the hospital, then a Manager of the local Health Service, then a Regional Manager and then the Health Secretary.

The fucking tories and their bastard Trust system happened.

We had managers for managers, secretaries for secretaries and VERY certainly in Learning Disability Services in Leicestershire career managers who would fly in, build a house of cards and then quit just before the collapse.

We had managers like Elaine Moore who were just terrible on an epic scale.

Every management layer sought to insulate it from ANY event by demanding more secretaries, more sub-managers, “team leads” and all manner of other jargon to save themselves and their pension.

Want to save the NHS?

Sack 90% of the fucking management structure.

Reddit – adblock it AF

Filed under: Adverts,reddit,WWW — 16:58 Fri 6 Jul 18

So Reddit will make $100 million this year yet they are completely incapable of answering mods who have questions.

I help mod a sub that has over 500,000 users.

I have sent mails to the reddit admins multiple times.

They ignore them.

I adblock anyway but reddit? Fuck them.

If you are on Chrome .. lol .. yeah .. just give up. Why TF do you use spyware for personal browsing?


You need uMatrix and uBlock Origin. Block their ad systems.

Wasting time on reddit is fine, but at the very least do it in a way that makes those inconsiderate idiots zero money.

More from the swamp that is the current USA.

Filed under: USA-WTF — 14:24 Fri 6 Jul 18


To grasp what is going on in the world right now, we need to reflect on two things. One is that we are in a phase of trial runs. The other is that what is being trialled is fascism – a word that should be used carefully but not shirked when it is so clearly on the horizon. Forget “post-fascist” – what we are living with is pre-fascism.

Read this post.


Something strange and disturbing is going on in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Cops have been instructing paramedics to use certain drugs to subdue arrestees, which is about as advisable as allowing paramedics to instruct officers on use of force. Cops don’t know what’s best for arrestees in terms of medical care. The fact that paramedics have been following their instructions is the most disturbing fact of all.

Cops Are Telling Paramedics To Inject Arrestees With Ketamine. Worse, EMS Crews Are Actually Doing It.

MAGA? People believe that shit? Including the Secret Service? They could MAGA – just look the other way. A lot.

I would comment on this …. but

Filed under: Censorship,News — 14:06 Fri 6 Jul 18

Terry Gilliam on diversity: ‘I tell the world now I’m a black lesbian’

Do I have thoughts on this? Yes.
Do I love Monty Python? Yes.

and necessary self-censorship now kicks in.

Not the first time, won’t be the last.


20:27 Thu 5 Jul 2018

It might not be, but it’s still the best England track ever.

Filed under: Music,News — 20:27 Thu 5 Jul 18

Esther McVey – what’s the point?

Filed under: Politics — 19:35 Thu 5 Jul 18

The old but ever so true “How do you know when a politician is lying?”

“Their lips move”

That’s her.

A liar.

And that witch Theresa May supports her.

Fuck the tories.

17:30 Sun 1 Jul 2018

The USA.

Filed under: USA-WTF — 17:30 Sun 1 Jul 18

Man Tasered while sitting on sidewalk in Pennsylvania – video

19:35 Sat 30 Jun 2018

On Mental Health

Filed under: Health — 19:35 Sat 30 Jun 18

“As if you can just section me, I say. You can’t just say someone is sectioned and then they are sectioned. That is not how it works.”

It is.
As an Registered Nurse (RNMH, long since the PC RNLD) I had cause to section a guy. I read the form I had to, he laughed, kicked out a window and went to the city general hospital to fake a heart attack to get care. In my 17 years as a nurse he was and remains the one patient I hate, loathe and despise.

Richard? I fucking hate you.

“When I am well, I sometimes think I will be fine for life, and want to abandon all my medication. And when I am not well, I think maybe I really am just a fuck-up, and should not be dealt with sympathetically. “

Yes. Me.
I’m open about my depression, but my actual diagnosis? No. A few select people I absolutely trust know. Work does not. Will not. It wouldn’t change anything positively if they did know, so why reveal?

Some days, sometimes several together, are very hard. It’s the way it is, has to be, I can’t change it. Not nice.

Having a mental illness is not simple.

It can be really really hard.

Read the full article.

16:09 Fri 15 Jun 2018

Old but Gold

Filed under: Blogging,gdpr — 16:09 Fri 15 Jun 18

So What Makes You Happy?

I created that page in 2005. It has some great comments. Many early users of WordPress are there.
Feel free to add more.

I also removed my Privacy Policy page.
It’s not needed.
GDPR doesn’t actually matter, that’s why.

Go search … you’ll see.

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