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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 …

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Tables & Shelving

Tables & Shelving

It’d be good to clear the table so it could be dual use, and put the phone, disk and hub on something else. Maybe the latter could go on a book case shelf, but I lloked for some hanging and floating shelves and for a telephonr table to get the depth. Here, as ever, are my notes …

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Europe by Train

Europe by Train

As I plan more travel for 2023, the train is looking more and more comfortable. It’s not cheaper yet but sometimes with Eurostar, an interail ticket is cheaper than Eurostar’s prices, particularly if I want to travel on. Here are some notes and links. …

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Cruising

Cruising

A friend went on a river cruise and I thought that sounded fun. So I did some looking up. They’re not cheap at over £400 day, the Danube is more expensive than the Rhine; some prices exclude the journey there and back. Food and drink is often included, but they have several ways of getting more money from you, a single’s supplement and room size being the obvious ones. One week is cheaper than two. 😆 This is going to have to wait.

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Kier Starmer’s at Lab22

Kier Starmer’s at Lab22

This is available on youtube and as text, it is to my mind one of the best he’s given; he’s clearly more comfortable with the role than previously. The last 11 months of a polling lead which was to leap the following day will have helped, but I hope they don’t believe their propaganda that the May 22 elections was an historic validation of Starmer’s Labour, there were victories but also losses. I have read the speech trying to identify policy promises as opposed to feel-good slogans and anti-tory rhetoric; here are my notes.