These two posts by John Naughton really need to be taken together.
First, Sovereignty – Brexit style:
Sovereignty, n. The untrammelled right to do self-harm.
And then, six days later, Self-harm in a chart:
But John doesn't seem to draw the conclusion I do, which is that if the prediction of job losses comes about, a lot of people in the least affected areas might actually think justice had been done to the elitist wankers.
I've been living in cloud cuckoo land for way too long. I thought that my stream of microposts was somehow of no importance to spammers (or anyone else, for that matter) because there were generally very few comments when I looked. However, it seems that old posts were being targetted with a vengean...
Recently I came across a website called The Eclectic Light Company, which is one of those places that you cannot believe you hadn't visited before. I can't remember who first linked to it, but it is catnip to me; geeky Mac stuff plus a wide appreciation of art and painting, it quickly won a place in my reader and I look forward to it daily.
Should I be beating myself up because we're more than halfway to the end of November? I don't think so. October was a good month, but not standout good. Maybe if it had been I would have written it up more rapidly. The high spot was definitely, and I did write that up reasonably quickly. No need to repeat here.
They know what to do with it
The Economist published an article a couple of weeks ago1 about how cash is replacing other forms of humanitarian aid, even in war zones. While suitably cautious, it also welcomed, as one might expect, giving people the freedom to make their own choices about what they needed and encouraging ent...