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The OBR

The OBR

The Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR) was founded by George Osborne as part of his shredding of George Brown’s reputation. He wanted and independence badge to put on the economic forecasts on which fiscal policy was based. He accused Brown of making it up. Anyway now we have the OBR, here are my notes and links …

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How to use Buffer

How to use Buffer

AS part of the fallout from the twitter migration, I had another look at Buffer. Clearly it’s not doing mastodon, but I need to have a look at what it does do. In particular, I wonder if it can handle multiple twitter accounts. I’d expect it to.

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Shaves as close as a blade

Shaves as close as a blade

Because it is! Has disposable safety razor technology improved? I have always just bought what’s available from my supermarket but my local Tesco has become unreliable in what it sells. I bought a Gillette 3 the other day and it was jolly good. So what’s going on?

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Empire Windrush Scandal

Empire Windrush Scandal

The scandal, which broke in April 2018, saw the UK government apologise for deportation threats made to Commonwealth citizens’ children. Despite living and working in the UK for decades, many were told they were there illegally because of a lack of official paperwork.

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Raspbian on Virtual Box

Raspbian on Virtual Box

I turned off my Raspberry Pi a couple of weeks ago, I was concerned about its energy draw. FFS. 😲 Also the projects I planned had stalled but like the No 11 bus, another one has come along, So I decided to install a Raspberry Pi in my virtual box instance. Here’s how …

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Derain

Derain

I can’t remember where I saw it, but I was impressed/taken by one of his pool of London pictures. I wonder where they are best seen? Here are my notes. …

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Port of London

Port of London

I was looking up some stats on the Port of London, the UK’s biggest port beating Grimsby & Hull, but only just. This was to help me write some stuff on the FTCA and London. Here are my links and notes …