Tuesday, March 02, 2021
Monday, March 01, 2021
O Great Saint David, still we hear thee call us,unto a life that knows no fear of death;Yea, down the ages, will thy words enthrall us,strong happy words:’Be joyful, keep the faith.’Archbishop Francis Mostyn (1860-1939) of Cardiff, Wales.
Even PG watched the Wales England game on Saturday. How extraordinary that this interview should be shown at half time in perhaps the only match he has ever watched.
Saturday, February 27, 2021
I have been surprised to find that I haven't mentioned the Rockonteurs podcast with Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt here before as we are already up to episode 24.
Tomorrow you can listen to our interview with @alicecooper joining @guypratt and @garyjkemp— Rockonteurs (@rockonteurs) February 27, 2021
Here is the great man talking about his fledgling band opening up for The Yardbirds back in the day. He sure can tell a story! #alicecooper #podcast
Link in bio pic.twitter.com/4mWqtAetzm
Friday, February 26, 2021
Thursday, February 25, 2021
We are in hell right now, gentlemen believe me and we can stay here and get the sh1t kicked out of us or we can fight our way back into the light. We can climb out of hell. One inch, at a time.
I woke up yesterday morning and glanced with disdain at the pipe cleaner attached to my shoulder. There used to be an arm there. I flexed the bicep, or at least nerve endings and receptors told me I did. There was no visible response from the limb itself.
Later I got a WhatsApp message from my brother
💯 press up challenge.Are you joining me?
I am joining him.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
June 22: My birthday.
June 21: Step 4 – All legal limits removed on mixing will be removed and the last sectors to remain closed, such as nightclubs, will reopen. Large events can take place. Tomorrow!
May 17: Step 3 – Indoor venues such as the inside of pubs and restaurants, hotels and B&Bs, play centres, cinemas, museums and group exercise classes will reopen. The new indoor and outdoor mixing limits will remain for pubs and other hospitality venues. Back to the gym and hot yoga?
April 12: Step 2 – Reopening of non-essential retail, hair and nail salons, and public buildings such as libraries. Long overdue haircut.
March 29: Step 1, part 2 – Outdoor gatherings allowed of up to six people, or two households if this is larger, not just in parks but also gardens. The Hendries' investment in garden furniture and heaters starts to pay off?
March 8: Step 1, part 1 – People can meet one other person outside for, say, a coffee or picnic, not just for exercise. Children will still count towards this. Be still my beating heart.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Ludwig Wittgenstein’s famously apophatic conclusion to his TRACTATUS LOGICO-PHILOSOPHICUS is:
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.
We are also told that Frank Ramsey famously replied:
What we can’t say, we can’t say, and we can’t whistle it either.
Considering Ramsey actually composed the 'official' translation of the Tractatus from German into English this has always struck me a tad disingenuous. Pulling his own leg?
This month's audible credit has been spent on Frank Ramsey: A Sheer Excess of Powers by Cheryl Misak so maybe after I have got through that I will be able to cast some light. (Misak's Aeon essay Philosophy must be useful may be worth your attention if you are intrigued at all.)
(My brother John's latest Audible credit was spent on Stephen Fry's Orwell Collection: Animal Farm & 1984.)
Monday, February 22, 2021
I have of late—but wherefore I know not—lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises, and indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory; this most excellent canopy, the air—look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire—why, it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapors. What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty! In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world. The paragon of animals. And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me. No, nor woman neither, though by your smiling you seem to say so.
Sunday, February 21, 2021
Thomas Tuchel says he was unhappy with the performance of half-time substitute Callum Hudson-Odoi after the Blues were held to a 1-1 draw at Southampton in the Premier League. The Chelsea manager said of Hudson-Odoi, who was taken off in the 76th minute: 'I had the feeling he was never really into the game.'
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Matt Hancock : Your report specifies intelligence/counterintelligence with SW19-Corps.Myself : I'm not presently disposed to discuss these operations, sir.Matt Hancock : Did you not work for the Hendrie-A in SW19-Corps?Myself : No, sir.Matt Hancock : Did you not assassinate a government tax collector in Quang Tri province, June 19th, 1968? Captain?Myself : Sir, I am unaware of any such activity or operation... nor would I be disposed to discuss such an operation if it did in fact exist, sir.
Friday, February 19, 2021
Thursday, February 18, 2021
When referees fight back: Darren Drysdale confronted Ipswich player Alan Judge face on - but was he right to do so?
Former referee Keith Hackett gives us his view on Drysdale's 'rutting stag' as we ask, what happens next and has this ever happened before?Dad would have said that Darren Drysdale was "dropping the bean" on Alan Judge above. I don't think I have ever heard anyone else use that colloquialism.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
It looks like if you change the name servers for an AWS registered domain you need to do it in the "Registered Domains" section rather than changing the DNS records in "Hosted Zones."
AWS: Nick - I'll be very brief, look, the lengths go through to you direct via Admin, not via us. Read the orange handbook, love. https://docs.aws.amazon.com/Route53/latest/DeveloperGuide/domain-name-servers-glue-records.html
Well that's been my morning so far and it isn't even eight yet. How are things with you?
The change was from
.. in case I need to switch it back.