And that’s the instagram client removed from my phone. Again. For the same reason.
Even though the app is normally closed, the “damn, that’s creepy!” factor of getting targetted ads for say, mini-DLP projectors, the day after we have a conversation about possilbly buying one at work, annoys me something rotten. Continue reading “#noSuchThingAsAFreeLunch”
Their motto is “To save a life is to save all of humanity”. Formed in 2013, 130 of their number have fallen, yet over 58,000 lives have been saved. They are volunteer rescue workers in Syria called “The White Helmets”. Continue reading “The White Helmets – Beyond the Greatest Love”
As 2016 stumbles to a close, I gotta say, it’s been a weird one. I wrote recently about the deaths I have seen, and now my mind is trying to figure out all this poo-litical stuff. The two big ones are of course Trump and Brexit.
Continue reading “People power: Do you realise how powerful you are?”
That’s about the only word I can find for this.
Continue reading “The Orlando Pulse shootings.”
I was thinking to share some files with a group I belong to on Facebook. I could also use my own cloud server (ownCloud) but I know Facebook groups will also handle files. Then I remembered that famous clause the T&C, that if we upload content to FB, then they own it.
So .. all those nasty videos and pictures we see on Facebook? Hmm …
Continue reading “In your eye, Facebook.”
The sharp dressed man. Every girl crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man. They crop up all over the place, even at church. In fact when it comes to church, most of us make some effort to scrub up. We might pull on a fresh shirt, a clean pair of pants and drag a brush through our hair. The scruffy t-shirt and dirty jeans get put in the wash basket and left at home. It’s nice to feel smart, and be around smartly dressed people.
Continue reading “Thank goodness that’s not me”
First impressions do count. When we first meet someone, we make a myriad of decisions about them. Some of these will be accurate, some will be less accurate. How we see someone will determine how we treat them. Continue reading “I see you. But through who’s eyes?”
.. not a migrant. If you are fleeing for your life, and risking the death of yourself and the child you are carrying, you are a refugee not a migrant. I am a migrant. I chose to move to Finland with my family. I had a job ready and waiting for me. Continue reading “If you are in a leaky rubber boat you are a refugee ..”
Haven’t a clue. It sells?
So .. anyways .. now apparently the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, possibly has Asperger Syndrome. So? What pulls a pea out of my nose about this is that once again Asperger Syndrome is being linked, however tenuously to people with a bad reputation in the West. Continue reading “Putin and Asperger Syndrome. Why does the world press care about AS so much?”
Since the terrible news started coming out of Iraq about the ethnic cleansing, even genocide, of Christians, Muslims, Yazidis and other minority groups, a cry has gone up about the apparent lack of outrage from Christians. Why are they so quiet? Continue reading “Why are the Christians quiet?”