Thursday, June 22, 2017

CIP testing

A catchy title - but I see there's been no mention at all here (probably deliberately) of my current employer Codethink, so a brief mention of the product I was involved in which released at the end of last month - follow @cip_project on twitter or read the blog entry here. The code - available in the open for download is for creating a virtual machine on your local machine for the building and testing of long term support Linux kernels. Or you can just admire this photo of my desk at work! The beaglebone black board being tested is just in front of the large monitor.

I've now been with codethink for 12 months and am enjoying the challenge!

Mutterings - June 22

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Basketball :: Pass
  2. Traffic :: Junction
  3. Relationship :: Long-term
  4. Phoenix :: (DH) Lawrence
  5. Tapping :: Foot
  6. Young man :: Village People! (can't remember the song but the start is ear-wormy)
  7. Hulk :: Incredible
  8. Whiskey :: Galore
  9. Market :: Trader
  10. Career :: Downhill

A midsummer evening

We were returning from an evening at the Park Tavern watching Moretti's Caro Diario and saw the sunset over the grounds of Christ Church

an end to a restful evening!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mutterings - June 21

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Validation :: Affirming
  2. Bruised :: but now bowed!
  3. Collect :: Prayer book
  4. Water :: Sump
  5. Peanuts :: Schultz
  6. Injured :: Pride
  7. Pregnant :: Life
  8. Fruity :: Cereal
  9. Cute :: Freckled
  10. Wrinkled :: Prune

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Mutterings - Jun 11

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Boredom :: Yawn
  2. Lifestyle :: Freedom
  3. Adopt :: Care (Position?)
  4. Foolishness :: Wisdom
  5. Backtrack :: Search
  6. Plastic :: Deform
  7. Debt :: Interest
  8. Flag :: Iris
  9. Unique :: Most (sorry!)
  10. West :: -ward Ho!

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Mutterings - Jun 4

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Laundry :: Basket (List?)
  2. Stoke :: on-Trent
  3. Zombie :: Walk
  4. Parliament :: Democracy (we hope!)
  5. Instilled :: Childhood
  6. Ache :: Emotional
  7. Muscle :: Calf
  8. Sniff :: Allergy
  9. Crude :: Oil(!)
  10. Effort :: Valiant

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Teaser Tuesday - Jun 30

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!
His modest background and notorious history meant his career relied on him performing the role of upstanding master of home, land and party to perfection: to show artistocratic disdain for bourgeois values was impossible. Mary Anne's position in society and at Hughenden was dependent upon her marital status.
from Mr & Mrs Disraeli A Strange Romance by Daisy Hay - our book group book of the month. Interesting I remember doing Victorian politics as part of 'O' level history at school.

The blog appears to have gone that was the source for this - but as it's 6 months since i last did one of these I shouldn't complain!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Summer Walks - 17

It's been quite some time since I've shared anything personal, there's been far too much on facebook and I need now to make things a little more open. The summer walking season has started, I led a walk a few weeks ago on Bosley Cloud here's a photo and you'll see there's an associated album. We had a pleasant after walk drink at the Royal Oak in Rushton Spencer.Sunset 2 The walks carry on until July if you want to participate we're open to anyone - drop me a note if you want a north east cheshire walk on Wed/Thursday - we alternate days!

Mutterings - May 29

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Corner :: Shop (turning the corner - in various senses)
  2. Establish :: -ment
  3. Cartoonish :: Jerky
  4. Request :: Last
  5. Disappointing :: Recipe
  6. Recluse :: Hermit
  7. Anti- :: establishment!
  8. Jeans :: Blue
  9. Ridiculous :: Claim (we're in elections in the UK...)
  10. Soul :: Friend (a Kenneth Leech book)

Monday, May 22, 2017

Mutterings - May 22

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Priest :: Care
  2. Lincoln :: Green
  3. Mother :: Superior
  4. Board :: Stiff
  5. Surgery :: Scalpel
  6. Barbecue :: Lighter
  7. Marina :: Barge (was tempted by Pizza but that's Marinara - I hope!)
  8. Squeeze :: Lemon
  9. Award :: Stamina
  10. Stopping by :: Neighbour