Updated Travels

Yep! I've been busy upgrading, in the last few weeks, I have upgraded: USB hub ( actually, the old one died, so this is technically, a BCP replacement ) NAS drive Ethernet switch from 4 port to 8 port New video card for the Windows machine Monitor for the Windows machine ( old…

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Memory Indexed

Well, you thought maybe you’ve seen the last of The SloWord, that I’d given up writing and inflicting my confusing thoughts on to you, that I’d gone off and got another job and therefore become too busy. You wronged me, for what I’ve been doing is designing a way to make your life easier, much much easier.
This blog has always responded to (more…)

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Blogging news

English: Groucho Marx & anonymous blogging
English: Groucho Marx & anonymous blogging (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This is a quick post, just an update really. You know, the kind of post that doesn’t actually say  anything. The kind that starts of like this, in fact, and goes steadily downhill from there. Ah, that got you reading this far! You either love this blog more than anything else in your life or (more…)

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Fictional Romance

I've struggled over the last couple of years with a growing urge to write a purely fictional piece of prose. I have failed to get very far. At least three major attempts ended up as poems. I am serious. How that happened I have no idea, but there they are. Fictional attempts, ok,…

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2014 : The Year

Another year older and a new one almost begun. So what did 2014 bring? It brought memories, travel to far off lands, some momentous events into the lives ( or life ) of the blog contributors or contributor. Let's review the happenings. We heard a third party perspective on how I met my…

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Pride in your Post

Notes to you. < some may get it, some may not. I don't really care either way > There are things called articles. Like "a", "the". Use them. There are things called collective nouns. They don't have plurals. "Computer code", "apparel", "hardware", "software". Commas are useful things, if used properly, like in this…

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Pride, Prejudice and Curiosity

A scene with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy after a ...
A scene with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy after a swim in a lake is recognized as “one of the most unforgettable moments in British TV history”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The words “Pride” and “Prejudice”, especially when joined with a non-contrasting conjunction are to a certain gender what, reportedly, catnip is to a feline. Some of those, personally known to me, have watched Colin Firth‘s D’Arcy in a wet t-shirt scene a few thousand times. Of course, people of all genders are simply fond of Jane Austen and count the story of Fitz and Liz as a great love story. (more…)

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The Mercy of Strangers

A typical lower class Middle toiling away on his blog.
A typical lower class Middle toiling away on his blog.

The Race normally went to the Swifts. The Swifts were a family, a large, loose family. They hunted together and they kept it all within their own.

Outsiders were never welcome. Family growth was based on word-of-mouth and secret initiation ceremonies. The Swifts dominated because they were speedy, agile and changeable with a sharp sense of smell and a malleable nature. To break them down you had to (more…)

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