Ecco The Dolphin was RIGHT!

A recent paper published in the scientific journal ‘Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology’ suggests that octopuses might be aliens.

We are back from a week in the caravan, house still not sold yet ?

When I launch Tweetbot: it remembers where I last read, I scroll down and read new posts in the correct order.

When I launch it takes me to the top, I have to scroll up and read things in backwards order.

It’s the one thing preventing me from launching as often as I launch Twitter.


We got an Apple TV 4K at last! ?

Very annoyed that no Disney / Pixar / Marvel movies are available in 4K. They are leaving money on the table!

Rest In Peace, Jean-Luc ?

I really wish there was a way to opt-out of sports news from all TV!

Trying out Codekit as a replacement for LiveReload, which seems abandoned by its developer!

We’ve been looking at the open viewing for the house we want. Looks like we’re going to try and go for it! Time to sell!

@manton hey. Trying to add cross posting. This select box is empty and after adding payment details there doesn’t seem to be any way to set it up?

I’ve moved my site to be hosted by Flywheel

We are going to see The Book of Mormon tonight

I ❤️ my iPhone X

I’ve finally retired my old email address. It was a six-letter, no numbers address and I have had enough of all the emails that aren’t actually meant for me! I set up an auto response and smart filtering to manage the transition. ?

First flight with Andrew after he’s got his license!

First flight across the channel with Andrew as pilot! Nervous and excited! #moulesandfrites

Progressive alliances are the future of British politics.

“Make Votes Matter estimates that, had this election been run under Proportional Representation, the Conservative lead over Labour would have been slashed to 16 seats. The Greens would have won 11 and our combined total, along with Labour and the Liberal Democrats, would have easily surpassed the Conservatives. A progressive government could have happened.”

Caroline Lucas, Co-leader of the Green Party

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We need a fairer voting system

The Tories are clinging on to power by making an alliance with the DUP, a homophobic, misogynistic party who thinks the earth is 4,000 years old.

This is an absolute travesty considering the number of votes the two parties actually received.

Here’s the results by number of votes:

As you can see, as the only large right-wing party, the Tories got the most votes. But the liberal parties split the vote!

If you add up the votes of the parties which are going to rule the country, and compare that to a “Progressive Alliance” where Labour joins forces with the Lib Dems (who had very similar policies), here is what we get:

The so-called “Coalition of Crackpots” (Tories + DUP) were over 1 million votes short of Labour + Lib Dem!

If we go all out and compare the right-wing parties with the progressives, the results are clear:

Even if you lump UKIP in with the Tories + DUP, they are still 2 million votes short of the Progressives.

Our voting system (First Past the Post) is not fit for purpose. The country votes against austerity, and against a “hard Brexit”, but the results don’t reflect that.

It’s time for a fairer voting system, whether that is the Alternative Vote or full-on Proportional Representation.

Read more about electoral reform here.

Pretty excited about getting my MacBook!!  ❤️

On our way to The Crystal Maze!