Hello again iiwiiers
Before I forget, there will be a reduced service Monday to Friday, perhaps, due to a visit from a Anne which is effectively a holiday, although we will both be doing some work, so maybe... oh, I dunno, shut up. Tell you what, you'll definitely get at least a picture every day. And maybe some words. And something of the day. Oh, I'll try to keep it up, okay? But any reduction in service on any or every day during the period indicated is not any kind of failure okay? I'm glad we've got that sorted.
I couldn't remember much interesting today for a while there, but then I remembered - as I was walking into the city centre I saw on this side of the bridge a newly dug hole at one side, one side of the side I was on, that is, not one side of the bridge, and a some power cable going into it, winding off a drum on a trailer. Then on the other side of the bridge there was a similar hole, and power cable being pulled out of it by the winch on the front of an electric co. Land Rover! How about that! And I had to step over the moving cable because that was the route of my walk today! How could I forget that? I don't even know what reminded me of it.
I've just come across a five day old article in The Guardian's technology section, because it's linked to on their homepage for some reason, even though it's fallen off the technology page already. It's called, by a sub-editor, I hope, not someone who is paid for writing actual content, 'Guardian puts boot into Facebook', which I think is the most pompous headline I've ever seen in The Guardian. Have they borrowed a sub from The Sun? The article, by Jack Schofield, is about another article in a different part of that day's Guardian, which it links to and quotes from which comprise most of the article. Nice work if you can get it. If I wrote for The Guardian I would have done the same thing to his, as a satire. In the little that he writes himself he stands aloof, with a wry eyebrow, manfully avoiding giving any indication of whether he likes Facebook or thinks it's shit but he's too cool to mention it. There's a vague suggestion that he wants to show us the funny man being angry about something. So perhaps he did come up with the headline himself, by way of mocking the piece, but if so it's odd that he didn't say 'Hodgkinson puts boot in to Facebook' but 'Guardian' is perhaps trying to have its cake and eat it. Maybe they're trying to simultaneously say 'Yeah! We stick it to the man with our punk rock fury!' and 'haha, what a nutter, don't worry, we think that sort of writing is deviant, rest assured the house style is still smirking, we just like to give you some primitives to laugh at sometimes, and free speech, yeah?' You can't deny that they're sophisticated, their nuances are so complicated!
I saw several limited edition sandwiches today, was I good for not buying one or bad for being sorely tempted even though they weren't even reduced? I would send it to The Moral Maze, but I can't be bothered to write up the background. Perhaps I will just cut and paste from yesterday's It Is What It Is and this one. I bet I don't.
See you around
Blurb Of The Day: Bullitt by Robert L. Pike (originally published as Mute Witness)