My first Personal Computer, one I owned, rather than one I used, was an Apple II Plus, which I bought from Pete and Pam Computers around 1980. They had recently started in business importing Apple computers from the US, as this was before the Apple II Europlus. The switched mode power supply, although it had… Continue reading The Apple II Cassette Interface
Klara and the Sun
Klara and the Sun is a science fiction story of a future in which people can purchase an Artificial Friend, an AI humanoid robot, as a companion. It is told from the viewpoint of Klara, who is an Artificial Friend (AF), who is bought as a companion for Josie, a young girl with a health… Continue reading Klara and the Sun
How do we decide ?
This is very much a work in progress, which I intend to refine, but published in this incomplete form to link other posts into a wider context. Choices can be tricky – important ones always are, and for each choice we (as individuals, groups, societies and humanity as whole) make there will be an alternative… Continue reading How do we decide ?
Making Historical maps for WordPress with Viking and OSM Plugin
Maps are a great way to make some web sites about historical travels easier to understand. I have been enhancing some of parts of this blog, some of which is about family history, with maps and describe how I do it here, so you, if you wish, you can do the same. All the tools… Continue reading Making Historical maps for WordPress with Viking and OSM Plugin
Say not the struggle naught availeth
I started this post a couple of years ago and never published it, but this has been a favourite poem of mine for many years, and the idea of a hyperlinked version must date back to before 2009, as that is when Sun Microsystems was acquired by Oracle. The poem can be seen as… Continue reading Say not the struggle naught availeth
John and Charles Wesley Treasure Hunt in Oxford City Centre
If you have an interest in Methodist History, and wish to visit 15 locations around Oxford City Centre related to John and Charles Wesley, or Methodism today, there a free mobile phone app, called Huntzz, which can take you round them on a free Treasure Hunt. Instructions Download the app onto your phone, and run… Continue reading John and Charles Wesley Treasure Hunt in Oxford City Centre
Android Apps for Renal Patients
Disclaimer I am a kidney patient, not a doctor. You should consult a doctor, rather than acting on any of the medical information on this page, which should be taken with a metaphorical “pinch of salt“. If you are a renal patient, particularly one on dialysis, you should not be taking anything with a real… Continue reading Android Apps for Renal Patients
HTML in WordPress
I have been writing HTML, by hand – as that was the only way you could write when it first came out, ever since it was invented. Before that I had been using the DEC format program and IBM GML for some time, so the concept of a markup language was familiar.As my previous web… Continue reading HTML in WordPress