Netsurf, installing it.

I felt I needed a smaller faster browser for my Ubuntu virtual machine. So on the advice of doctor Google I found this page which mentioned seven.

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Python web apps

On coming home from Campaign Day’s Hacker day, I set myself a few tasks. If I am to continue with the small lottery system, and even if seeking to improve the NH’s donation inspector, it might be best to implement them as a python web app, if only because I can use pickle to avoid…

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Hugo Introduction theme No 2

More adventures on the PI, I have lost my Hugo Markup for dlf.ddns.net; fortunately it is not a big site. There are no automatic reverse engineering tools and so I’ll have to do it the long way round. So this is version 4. I have a page called Hugo on this site. Version 4 I…

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Political Donations 2023

I have just downloaded the Electoral Commission stats on donations for 2023 and done some quick charts, I’ll put my spreadsheet up once I tidy it up. The Tories have collected a shed load of money, rich donors have failed to show up for Labour. Short money remains very important to the opposition parties. See…

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About keyboards

About keyboards, been buying laptops recently but i have a bluetooth keyboard for my tablet and am considering getting a new phone and a smaller one might be cool.

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Britain & sick pay

While considering motions to go to GMB’s National Congress, I and my comrades considered sick leave and sick pay. Some of the saddest stories I have from my time acting as an accompanying rep come from people who have been long term sick and thus suffered a serious decrement in their income.

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Enshittification and Apple

This is a note, I might convert it into an essay. What’s the difference, I write the notes for me, I write essays for at least one other person. I am not sure this is finished, but as it stands, a bit of Corey Doctorow, and a bit of me. Corey Doctorow has turned his…

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London, Sadiq Khan & Brexit

Sadiq Kahn, the Mayor of London commissioned and released a report on the impact of Brexit on London. conducted by Cambridge Econometrics. This report was discussed at the London Assembly Economy Committee; I am trying to get the minutes or better the video recording. The Mayor issued a press release, on the report, entitled, New…

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Economic Statistics

I found a couple of sources while researching some recent articles. Here are some links and comments. These articles are ‘coming soon’, and we all know what that means …

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A gaming laptop

Shall I get a gaming laptop? Yes, I know I want to and my experience of playing BG3 on my working machine, was poor.

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Down the rabbit hole

I am not sure where this started but I have known about Professor Danny Dorling‘s work for a number of years. He has written a book and authored a white paper called variously Shattered Nation or Shattered Britain. I watched the launch of AEIP’s joint report which he authored, “Brexit: A failed project in a…

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Booze, weights and measures

The government have been consulting on weights and measures; to their chagrin the vast majority of those consulted want to keep grams and metres but they have decided to allow wine to be sold in pints, a measure enjoyed by Churchill.

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