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April 18, 2021

David Cameron and the Greensill scandal is just the tip of the fatberg | Andrew Rawnsley

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April 16, 2021


Research: Covid-19 more likely to cause blood clots than any vaccine Infection by the virus that causes Covid-19 is about 100 times more likely to cause blood clots in the brain that any Covid vaccine on the market, according to a new study carried out by Oxford University. With people all over the place panicking … Continue reading Perspective

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April 13, 2021

ISS Vaccine

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April 12, 2021

New Links

IBM recently completed the migration of their online documentation from the IBM Knowledge Center to IBM Documentation. The tile based navigation takes a bit of getting used to, but it’s not too bad once you do. But if you’re in a hurry, all of the IBM i documentation starts here.

Posted at 12:02 pm

Second Time Lucky - Emo vs Ska

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April 6, 2021

Paul is currently reading 'Judge Fear's Big Day Out And Other Stories'

Posted at 11:23 am

Tournai police looking for owner of two camels and a dromedary

As you do. With thanks to The Brussels Times for today’s Headline of the Day.

Posted at 8:33 am

April 5, 2021

Paul added 'Monkey: A Journey to the West'

Monkey by Wu Cheng'en Paul gave 4 stars to Monkey: A Journey to the West (Paperback) by Wu Cheng'en
I picked this up several years ago and, after recently re-watching the TV series, finally got around 6to reading it.

It's a lot of fun.

This is the abridged version of the story and it zips along very entertainingly indeed. This novel captures the beginning and end of the tale and, I strongly suspect, that much of the abridgement has happened with regards the journey itself. That said, we do see several highlights -- some of which were quite familiar -- and the characters of Monkey, Tripitaka, Sandy, Pigsy and the Horse come across very effectively.

This version of the story is fun, funny and well worth a read.

Posted at 10:18 pm

Paul wants to read 'Horrorstör'

Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix Paul wants to read Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix

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April 4, 2021

Faith No More - Let's Lynch the Landlord

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Chumbawamba - Tubthumping

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March 31, 2021

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Users

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March 27, 2021

Global toilet paper shortage looms as Suez Canal blockage continues

Today’s headline of the day goes to The Brussels Times.

Posted at 12:44 pm

March 25, 2021

Feels like 2020

With Coronavirus indicators continuing to rise, it came as a surprise to no-one that Belgium is going into lockdown again. This was announced yesterday and the new restrictions take effect on Monday. The new and tightened rules all amount to reducing the numbers of contacts we have with each other, with aim of having a … Continue reading Feels like 2020

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March 22, 2021

Paul is currently reading 'Monkey: A Journey to the West'

Monkey by Wu Cheng'en Paul is currently reading Monkey: A Journey to the West by Wu Cheng'en

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March 21, 2021

Paul added 'Firewalkers'

Firewalkers by Adrian Tchaikovsky Paul gave 4 stars to Firewalkers (ebook) by Adrian Tchaikovsky

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March 20, 2021

Chemical Warfare (Don’t It Feel Good?)

Spring has sprung, COVID infection rates are rising and, in Belgium, the anticipated easing of restrictions has been put on hold. It’s a bit of a stretch, but now seems as good a time as any to turn to Bill McClintock who makes mashups, taking two or more songs from wildly different genres and watching … Continue reading Chemical Warfare (Don’t It Feel Good?)

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March 19, 2021

Welsh goat population rockets after Covid cancels contraception drive

Congratulations to the goats of the Great Orme headland in Wales who have provided The Guardian with today’s headline of the day.

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March 18, 2021

Paul Pritchard liked a userstatus

DivaDiane is 6% done with The Obelisk Gate: Glad to be starting this. I think I was pronouncing names differently in my head than Robin Miles is in this audiobook. I’m not recognizing all of them.

Posted at 3:27 pm

Great Minds

In the comments of yesterday’s post, I suggested (slightly flippantly) that if France and Germany didn’t want their AstraZeneca vaccines, they could be used to speed up the vaccination process in Belgium. Great minds think alike. Belgium has asked pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca for the surplus vaccine doses from the countries that have temporarily put the … Continue reading Great Minds

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