Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Mutterings - May 15

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Concentrated :: Acid
  2. Move ahead :: Police (instruction)
  3. Weird :: Nights (misremembering the Wild Nights movement of Adams Harmonium!)
  4. August :: birthdays (my mother and my daughter)
  5. Fresh :: Lemons
  6. Actually :: Present
  7. Program :: (args) a faulty syntax piece of pascal programming language!
  8. Finder :: Keeper
  9. Disclaimer :: Legal
  10. May :: Night - not quite nights but more music - this time a Rimsky-Korsakov opera!

Teaser Tuesday - May 15

The rules are:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) 'teaser' sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title and author of the book that you’re getting your 'teaser' from .. that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you've given!
Shelley and Stanley passed a joint between them and we all drank tea and talked and then went out and stood crowded on their tiny balcony to watch the muted sunrise through columns of blown rain. It was a good night.
from Gwendoline Riley's Cold Water our book group book of March, I selected this having been asked for a book of local interest. This book of a worker in a Manchester Northern Quarter bar with an ex-boyfriend in Macclesfield appeared to fit the bill! I was though one of the few who enjoyed the book - a bit dank and dismal but wonderful observations!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Mutterings - May 10

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Capsule :: Gemini (age!)
  2. ZZZs :: Snores
  3. Reprimand :: Disciplinary
  4. Democratic :: Oath
  5. Wrist :: Slap
  6. Spiked :: Drink
  7. Sick :: Cat
  8. Lipstick :: Purple
  9. Surround :: Sound
  10. Census :: Bethlehem


Sunday, April 29, 2018

Mutterings - Apr 29

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Kitchen :: Sink
  2. Luck :: Beginner's (Rabbit?)
  3. Ball :: Cock (sorry - but I'm sure mine is linked to sinks and plumbing!)
  4. Master :: Draughtsman (or in IT git master - version control..)
  5. Chocolate :: Bunny
  6. Avoid :: Skid
  7. Tired :: and emotional (George Brown I think?)
  8. Sleepy :: Dopey (we're considering meeting room names in the new work offices and there's 7 rooms so one submitted suggestion was..)
  9. Diet :: Calorie
  10. Top :: MOnitor system (top is a Linux command for displaying machine hogs)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Mutterings - Apr 18

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Frustration :: Bang (the table)
  2. Mistaken :: Identity
  3. Twirl :: Give us a ...
  4. Constipation :: Bloat
  5. Purple :: Haze
  6. Phone :: Message
  7. Frizz :: Hair
  8. Sequel :: Suspense
  9. Ache :: Tooth (muttered with feeling)
  10. Fat :: Subcutaneous

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Mutterings - Apr 3

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Error :: Message
  2. Kitty :: Malone (web searches...)
  3. Delay :: Timing
  4. Scale :: Model
  5. Calculation :: Geometric
  6. System :: Failure
  7. Innovation :: Brilliant
  8. April :: Shower
  9. Comforter :: Spirit (Holy)
  10. Frustrating :: Lost

Monday, April 02, 2018

Glacial Firefox

Recently my firefox installation here on the desktop has started behaving very oddle. It's running very slowly and even going to one tab and then returning to the previous one at that point refreshing the webpage happens (apparently) very slowly - this occurs even for the 'blank' tab. I'm running the beta and am on 60.0b8. The menus are fine it's just displaying content. I've restarted several times and the beta has also upgraded - also involving a restart. This is with Ubuntu 17.10 and I see I'm not the only one with this problem seeing a discussion on the mozilla.support.firefox newsgroup - and in the other case the problem is with a Windows installation. It takes over 10 seconds to display the 'blank' page- weird, about to try a restart without addons. Even posting this blog firefox sits down for a rest every few words.
PostScript..I've restarted without addons which makes a little difference but still c 10 sec to display an already opened 'New Tab' tab.

Mutterings - Apr 2

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Food :: Hall
  2. Storm :: Warning
  3. Install :: Screen
  4. Report :: School
  5. Dream :: Wet
  6. Analysis :: Structural
  7. Redirect :: Browser
  8. 78 :: No idea (oh
  9. Weather :: Balloon
  10. Protect :: Trade


Monday, March 26, 2018

Mutterings - Mar 26

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Impose :: Mountain
  2. Surreal :: Fish
  3. March :: 4:4
  4. Optimism :: Blind
  5. Conference :: Call
  6. Matter :: Mind
  7. Believing :: Faith
  8. I :: am.
  9. Brace :: Teeth (impending trips to the dentist but not for one of these!)
  10. Fortune :: Cookie
(catching up!)