Before leaving for work this morning Kelly reminded me: “don’t forget to vacuum the house and mop the kitchen floors today Ian, OK?” A list of things I have not accomplished today: Completed first nude free solo summit of Mt Kilimanjaro by pogo stick. Solved the philosophical so-called ’hard problem’ of human consciousness. Recorded back up vocals track for Lil Uzi Vert’s forthcoming rap album. … Continue reading Things I did not accomplish today.
Following my last post about dropping out of FaceBook, Twitter and Instagram I have had a few people asking me: Is there anything else I can do to stop big these corporations from gathering data from me & tracking my browsing whilst I am online? Im not really up to anything illegal and its kinda useful having ads that target things I am interested in … Continue reading How to stop the internet tracking you.
A quick update just in case anyone is wondering why I have suddenly gone all quiet on social media. As you might know I closed down my Facebook account a few years ago (for many reasons including these) and have not regretted it for a moment. I have continued to use Instagram (which is owned by Facebook) and Twitter. To keep track of friends and acquaintances, to self … Continue reading Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. No.
I shave my head. A lot. Every second or third day usually.Because when you have a head as anatomically good looking as mine, you shouldn’t hide it under a hairy distraction. No? But personal grooming narcissism has a cost. Recently Kelly and I have been taking inventory of all our plastic waste generation in an attempt to change over to less polluting alternatives. One thing … Continue reading Clean Shave, Dirty Planet
Perhaps you already know about this, but I just found out about a hidden setting on the iPhone that is super useful. The setting is called Magnifier. It turns the iPhone camera into a pretty nifty magnifying glass. To turn it on do this: Goto Settings. Goto General Goto Accessibility (on iOS 13 I believe Accessibility is found under Settings) Turn ON Magnifier Thats it. … Continue reading The hidden iPhone app you don’t even know you need.
One of my jobs today was to bring in the washing. Simple. Since retiring I have totally rebelled against unnecessary ironing (which I hate). So I like to get my T-shirts fresh off the washing line and fold & stack them neatly. In my opinion, this leaves them totally un-crumpled enough for wearing proudly without so much as a twinge of ironing shame. Ditto most … Continue reading How to fold your stuff.
Perhaps you are out travelling on the road, or away on holidays, or perhaps you are just minding your own business at work when it happens.Making a triple zero (000) call for an ambulance is usually going to be a stressful and difficult experience. Taking a little time now to read about what happens when you make the call might make a big difference if … Continue reading How to call an ambulance.
Today’s task was to install a UHF radio in Ripley ready for our upcoming trip.I’ve been putting it off for a while now because….well because I have an electronic DIY aptitude only marginally higher than a jellyfish. I had done some online research and watched a few YouTube videos and it didn’t seem too difficult in theory. There are basically two ways to wire in … Continue reading UHF radio installation.
Recently whilst house-sitting for some friends I had to deal with a little incident involving their dog Grace, a voluminous poop, and a very expensive, thick pile rug. This required an extended cleaning intensive on my part to extract the particulate matter, followed by an emergency dash to the local shops to pick up a packet of baking soda to deal with the remaining stubborn … Continue reading The simple genius of baking soda.