Monthly Archives: July 2016

Diefenbunker II

There is so much I could say about my trip to Canadian Forces Base Carp, also know as the Diefenbunker, but it’s Sunday and you probably don’t want to hear me blather. So I’m going to let the pictures tell the story.

Up or Down – Your Choice

I don’t have a say in the matter and don’t want to take sides (or at least not yet), but this was too clever not to bring you your attention.

Russian Influence

I laughed when the suggestion was first made that the Russian government was behind the computer hack that revealed Democratic Party emails showing that the party brass, instead of being neutral in the campaign, favoured the candidacy of Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders. I couldn’t take the allegation seriously that the Russians, acting on the […]


The American Democratic Party is meeting in Philadelphia this week to nominate Hillary Clinton as their presidential candidate. Last week the Republicans met in Cleveland and nominated Donald Trump. The real election campaign can now begin. I didn’t watch any of the televised coverage of the Republican convention. I can’t think why I would watch […]

Somebody Is Watching Me

Think of yourself as a snail. Whenever you surf the Internet you leave behind a small trail of slime for others to see. And exploit. I know there are ways to cover my tracks online, to disable “cookies,” to use proxy servers and various other methods to give a certain amount of anonymity. That knowledge […]

First World Problem

I don’t, as a general rule, drink hot drinks. As far as I am concerned, the colder the better. Refrigeration usually doesn’t make things cold enough, I need to put ice in my drink. More accurately, I put drink in my ice. I fill a glass or cup with ice, then add water, juice or […]

Clarity Is Important

With a busy weekend I didn’t get around to finishing today’s post. So I grabbed this from the archives, from July 24, 2015. I didn’t want to disappoint those who expect to see something in this space every morning. I came across this when I was looking for something else on the Internet. I hope […]


I grew up in a society that prepared for a war that never happened. That is something we can all be thankful for. The Cold War was the longest major conflict of the 20th century, and arguably the one with the fewest casualties – and that’s even when you take into account the battles that […]

Random Thoughts About Computer Technology

I was doing a computer backup, something I probably don’t do as often as I should (and neither do you!). During the process I was struck by the advances in technology over the past couple of decades. What triggered the thought was watching the transfer rate on my laptop screen. Depending on the type of […]

Pokemon Go

I have not gotten caught up in the craze, and will not be detailing it here. At least not today. But I thought this picture was somewhat appropriate. And if you haven’t a clue what I am talking about then you have been leading a very sheltered life. In a way I envy you.