My great aunt, Norah Constance Box (1896-1987), youngest sister of Margaret Ada Box (1890-1986), who went nursing in Serbia in World War 1 with the Scottish Women’s Hospitals, had her own foreign adventures. Unlike Margaret, whose letters I have, I do not have any direct documentation from her, so this is all from research, but… Continue reading Norah Box at Leale House
My Great Aunt, Margaret Box, trained as a nurse, and towards the end of the First World War, went out to join the Elsie Inglis Unit of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals to serve in Serbia. By January 1919 Margaret, after a busy time nursing near Skopje, had been posted to a hospital in Sarajevo and… Continue reading Margaret Box – ready to move on
Like many people, we have a kitchen waste bin, with a plastic cannister inside a metal outer. We use a plastic bin liner to keep the waste neatly contained. When the time comes to empty the bin, sometimes the liner is hard to remove because the liner forms a seal round the inner circumference of… Continue reading A better kitchen bin
I have been spending more time in the garden this year, much of it doing simple little jobs which allow my mind to wander while my hands keep busy pulling up weeds, or pruning. I am often reflecting on a book I am reading and at the moment, as is normal for me, there are… Continue reading Musings in and on the garden
the Lady of Shalott Very loosely, in Tennyson’s poem, the main character is isolated in a castle on an island, where she can observe the world through a magic mirror, and occupy herself by weaving a magic web, but may not leave the tower or she will be struck by a mysterious curse. She knows… Continue reading “I am half sick of shadows” said
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
I have a crate full of USB cables, and it has been a very successful standard, but I was excited to read a Scientific American article about USB-C – a new Universal Serial Bus cable standard. Over the last few years the ‘B’ end of a USB cable – the small end which plugs into… Continue reading Wishing USB-C a successful future
Welcome to The Paladyn Blog. There will not bs specific focus for this blog, but I will cover topics like Free Software, Standards, Science, Economics, Books I have found interesting, and anything else which is on my mind at the time.