Category Archives for "Life"

Apr 28

Ubuntu 18 is here – upgrade for a tidy looking Beaver

What’s new, Ubuntu 18.04 Linux? The biggest change is heralded as the switch from the traditional Ubuntu UNITY DESKTOP in favour of GNOME. I was a little nervous about what i was going to see when I upgraded my trusty old Thinkpad W700 from Ubuntu 17 to Ubuntu 18. But, surprise surprise, the desktop looks […]

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Jan 27

Thinking Days

Hands up and stand away from the keyboard. It’s time for a thinking day. Do a little less for one day might mean doing far more for many more…. It’s not often I blog about somebody elses blog… is that Blogging2? Yesterday, I read this excellent article by John Donahoe, previous CEO of Ebay. Published […]

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Jan 02

+Happy New Year 2018

+Happy New Year 2018. One of my new years resolutions was to write cleaner code, and in the spirit of out with the old and in with the new… I already use the RPG COPYRIGHT statement and the CL COPYRIGHT STATEMENT to store the copyright message and (more importantly to me) the Version or Release number […]

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Dec 11

Shaking up British Politics – The ‘For Britain’ Party #ForBritain

I emigrated from Britain ten years ago… Reluctantly leaving Blighty’s green and pleasant shores, optimistic for my future abroad but sadly mourning the collapse of the England I had grown up in: A gradual diminishing of the essence of what it means to be English. To me “Being English” is a mish-mash of feelings, emotions […]

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Dec 01

Life with Bailey the English Springer Spaniel

Bailey Version 2.0 – He’s my wing man and constant companion. He never nags, never complains and is always thrilled to see me whether I have left him alone for a minute or for a day. To test if your dog loves you more than your wife – trying locking your pet and your wife in […]

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Nov 06

Litten Family Crest

But before I waffle about the Litten Family Crest, let’s talk about this blog entry — a few years ago, I decided to start researching my family name “Litten”. I dug around on the interwebs, found lots of interesting stuff and lots of random guff, wrote most of this blog, then clicked SAVE AS DRAFT, […]

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Oct 16

BLM – Black Lines Matter

I’m getting old — 50 earlier this year — and my eyesight is failing. Seriously, I bought some of those old man reading glasses from Walmart. You know the ones, the “old people” ones! 🙂   Five bucks for a little old Victorian style pair of readers that perch on the end of your nose and […]

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Sep 30

How can I learn Microsoft MS Project 2010

Microsoft Project 2010 is arguably the best project management application out there. I regularly brush with it, see its efficacy, try to use it but will sooner later get confused by gantt charts and how they can be setup. I always seem to spend a lot of time trying to create a Project before completely […]

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Sep 27

RPG Programmers #winning

When I was a lad – you read the newspaper for news, you talked to neighbors to network and find the local gossip, you watched TV or went to the Cinema for movies. Nowadays, it’s all done on computers and it’s us programmers that create, nurse and stroke this things called computer programs. How you […]

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