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Friday, 20 September 2019


I am happy to report that having a prorogued parliament is a blessing. Perhaps we can learn from this and lock the doors for eleven months a year. Or only elect folk like Jared O'Mara who does no harm at all and doesn't go to work. Better folk like him than your average MP.
The RNLI have been paying for birkinis in Bangladesh or some such shithole where we send our ships to be scrapped, we also send some of the waste we pop in recycle bins there. They chuck it in the sea for us. I cancelled my contribution over some RNLI poofy nonsense a year or so ago and now only donate to the Salvation Army. A pity as the RNLI do good work on balance but I won't have them virtue signalling on my coin.

Windmills are having serious problems with at least three issues. The first is that they are unsightly and kill birds. The second is that the blades are unable to withstand hail stones and salt crystals so are needing lots of patching up. Patching up the leading edge of an airfoil while swinging about in the air, I suspect, is a fruitless but well paid task. The third snag is that they are still allowed to use Sulphur hexafluoride as an insulating gas and fire supresent. Fluorides have been banned for years as they are a serious greenhouse gas, 25000 times worse than CO² and the dirty beggars are releasing tonnes of it every year. Not to worry our green taxes pay for it.

I started a year ago with this coding malarkey as I wanted to understand how image software works. It just keeps getting more complicated and confusing. I have found that there are a couple of windows one can open in Blender that show the Python code for what you have just done. The more I read it the more sense it makes and the less lines I find confusing. It's a viscous circle.I found this site but can't get an account it uses Captchur......Who uses Captchur these days?
I can't work captchur, funny cos I'm bright enough to get a superscript number after Captchur² using HTML.
I thought it would help me get to grips with the ins and outs of how the 3D stuff works as folk do amazing things with Shadertoy. 
This animates, I think it is written in Java but until I get my head round these languages it could be summat else like Hottentot. I then realised that the Hottentots would still be pondering how to sharpen a stick were it not for slavery so I can discount Hottentot, maybe Arabic as they were quite bright at one time. I naively thought if one got a grasp of C++ one was away. No chance it's not like learning Spanish, Italian or French it's like learning bloody Russian with lots more letters. Admittedly the Russians don't have as many letters as normal folk but they compensate by writing them funny. Much Like coding instructions.
 Naughty haughty coders.
Have fun.


  1. I read last eek about the RNLI making overseas donations. That's a job for charities set up to do that and it is not, in my opinion, the job of RNLI. I have been a family member for over 40 years. I put up with them building magnificent headquarters but I am about to write and cancel my membership and contribution and explain why. If I had the get up and go I'd start a campaign.

    1. Graham, feelings and virtue signalling seem to trump getting on with the job folks are paid to do.

  2. I don't know what the RNLI is and as I was reading the rest of your post and trying to make sense of it, the thought crossed my mind that it would be hilarious if none of it did make sense, that all this stuff I think is so clever is just you taking the proverbial. Don't mind me, there must be something in the air. Maybe it's spring!

    1. Pauline, the RNLI is the Royal National Lifeboat Institute. It's set up to provide life-saving at sea round the coast of the UK. It is now spending donations on life-saving in far-away places whilst making cuts in provision in the UK. Many are not happy at the cuts but few know about the overseas spending. There are many charities for overseas aid (and I support several) but that is definitely not the job of the RNLI.

    2. Pauline it makes sense to some folk but I admit to struggling.

  3. Is the circle viscous or vicious? Maybe both?