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Firefox and spellcheckers

Firefox and spellcheckers

Dictionaries and language packs are not the same thing. To install a spell checker in Firefox, you need to install a dictionary, maybe both. I of course need this because I want UK spelling. Also spell checking needs to be turned on in the settings menu.  Unusually there’s no more to read on this post.

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Package management on Windows

Package management on Windows

I have just reset my PC and need to re-install my packages. A package manager with an offline database would be cool, like the MS store, but for those apps not on the store, there needs to be a different answer. Here are my notes.

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British Army Command & Doctrine

British Army Command & Doctrine

I was prompted by a plaque in the Tank Museum to consider if the Army was always looking back to the last war. It certainly seems to have done poorly in both Iraq & Afghanistan. In fact, once the British were known for winning their wars, but the hostory over the last 40 years is not so good. Looking on Google, about the Army’s institutional memory took me to “Losing the new great game” which discusses, quite critically the management of the military campaigns mainly in Afghanistan. It certainly reinforced some conclusions I had come too and the written paper, is very well referenced for those who want more.