10 Years On

On December 21, 2014 I shall have completed my 10th year of life as a retiree. It seems entirely appropriate that the anniversary falls on the Winter Solstice, for what has traditionally been a day of little daylight and lots of darkness marks for me a day of deliverance and hope for a new way ...

Value for Money

Nobody likes to spend money unnecessarily and I wasn’t looking forward to buying a new laptop when my old Dell failed. However, now that I have this new Lenovo Flex 2 15D I have to admit I have received value for money. The new notebook has the same screen size and resolution as my old ...

Yo Ho Ho – Or at Least Windows Thinks So

My I love Microsoft and especially Windows. Nothing like having to run antivirus, firewall, anti-malware just to stay safe from the bad guys. And then there’s Windows Activation. Microsoft believes that all its customers (and I use that term loosely) are all guilty of piracy unless proven otherwise. So it was that after a “Windows ...

Black Friday (and Cyber Monday)

Time was when you had to be observing the US Thanksgiving Holiday before you had anything to do with Black Friday. That’s in the past though; nowadays Black Friday has become a global phenomenon and yours truly was not immune to the effects. It wasn’t by intention, but it happened. So did Cyber Monday. My ...