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Artist, writer, veteran IT professional

Solving the Climate Crisis One Problem at a Time! Let’s Understand What we Need to do to Get People Onto the Buses!

There’s no silver bullet that will fix the climate crisis. There’s a myriad of small actions that together will make a difference. One of these is getting us all out of our cars and onto the buses. Even using diesel … Continue reading

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Brexit Warfare on LBC provides real insight into what’s happening.

James O’Brien keeps banging on about how leave voters must see that the promises made will not be kept. But he’s not smelling the coffee! Leave voters want change, and any change. In fact they see chaos as being highly desirable, even though it may hurt them personally. Now in Johnson they have a Prime Minister who is promising change will occur. And Johnson is himself chaotic. He can’t be trusted, but that’s clearly irrelevant. He can be trusted to make change even if it doesn’t work out. The ordinary workers now see that some sort of change will happen. And THAT’s what they voted for. Continue reading

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I Don’t Feel Retired

For years I would say, “I’ll never retire!” I loved my work – the mix of research and consulting and the huge buzz I would get working with IT architects all over the world. But in 2016/7 it became clear … Continue reading

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Two years ago I wrote, It’s time to Fix Facebook. What do we have to do to get the attention of legislators?

November 6, 2017 I wrote “We have crossed a threshold where technology Facebook et al are potentially facilitating fixed elections and genocide. It’s time to act. We have all seen the widespread interference in elections by state actors and vested … Continue reading

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Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

It’s always a pleasure to return to Berlin to look after the grandchildren. Even if they don’t really need any “looking after” it’s great to spend (so called) quality time with them, as well as continuing our exploration of this … Continue reading

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Nervous Breakdown Britain

Just hours after I penned this piece, I hear that Angela Merkel has doubled down on the tough EU negotiating position. She is reported to have told Leo Varadkar, “ . . a hard border has to be on the table in … Continue reading

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Theresa May’s Brexit Strategy?

I cannot reveal the source of this draft document. However, it seems to be an interesting approach that could just break the current Parliamentary logjam. . . . discussion draft for No 10 strategy group circulation only . . . . proposed statement re the EU … Continue reading

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On the Border

You can drive to one of the most historically significant memorials in Europe in under an hour from where we are staying in Eastern Austria. And yet most of us will be unfamiliar with the name – Sopron, a small … Continue reading

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Return to the Wienerwalt

The drive from Lake Simssee to the Vienna Woods is quite short, about four hours. We make a good stop at a Landzeit service area for lunch. The quality is superb, and we reflect on the sorry state of particularly … Continue reading

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Holidaying with the Germans et al

Leaving the Toggenburg we take the most amazing highway from the Voralberg to Innsbruck which is deep in a valley between high mountains and much of the road is through tunnels with short glimpses of the high points between. From … Continue reading

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