Friday, September 22, 2017

Imbecile

"With the eyes of a fool", he said
"You see the state you're in -
And still you stumble through your stupid life
Still you laugh and grin
Vagabond on a winding road
That only leads you down
Blind to the dangers and dismay
That wipe the innocent smile away
From the face of a laughing clown."
"Imbecile, you are acting like a fool again
In a world of thieves all ready to run you down
Imbecile, they are waiting till you make the first mistake
And you're going to make it -
That's why I'll always call you an Imbecile."

"You weren't always a sorcerer,"
The Joker then replied
"It seems to me you learned it on the way
You live by tricks and lies
Standing 'round in your juggler's gown
There seems no reason why
Flashing your eyes and casting spells
With candles and signs and magic bells
Oh, you are the fool, not I."

"Imbecile, you can call me that if you feel the need
But life is short and I am living it while I can
If it rains, I'll get wet but in the sunshine I'll be dry
It is you who are foolish
Just 'cause I laugh don't call me an Imbecile

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Another day in the life of TempusFugit

One of the 7 Billion (minus 6 and counting).

Yes I have time on my hands, time indeed to settle a few scores.

The previous post in this vein garnered some interest that prompted a quest to contact all the churches in Suffolk to see if they had heard of me. I guess if they had they could be informed about how bad I was a person! All the nasty things that I had done online and all the lies that I had made up about poor defenceless people. I am not sure how this would have been presented, by a "failed" business person from Saskatoon in Canada. What possible relevance would it have to the ecclesiastical community in the UK? What with struggling congregations I would have thought all would be welcome, whatever their past deeds.

Back to the day........ Normally this starts as I reported before - over my morning coffee I go online to see who has visited my website and this blog. To see what new nonsenses there are. I might even launch the TOR browser to browse anonymously although I realise this could be a trigger for the security services to flag me as a subversive. After all, anyone who uses TOR is doing so to either access the "Dark Web" or is up to criminal activity such as posting the information on how to build a home-made bomb. (Thank you Mr.Petraeus).

Having had coffee and done the washing up from the previous nights dinner it is time for a shower and to get up properly. Maybe a walk in the country to pick some blackberries or damsons or even a quick flight over the neighbourhood.

My efforts regarding the update of my website have waned of late. I have made some updates to my new UK website but I am now concentrating on this blog. Posts on some of the issues that I covered on my Canadian site have been posted and I am waiting to see if they are found by visitors. It is a lot of work updating a website for what are limited returns. As I have no commercial reason to maintain a website there is little reason to expend a major effort there.
Also due to the fact that Wayne McAlpine has tainted the names TempusFugit and TheTechnologyMuse I have changed the name of this blog to "Musing from the UK". This is a pity as I stand by the use of the names, although I have moved on from the "technology" theme. I still have the desire to continue with Temusfugit, hence the name of my current UK site. The theme is still the passage of time. As for this blog, I would export and re-import all the content to a blog with another name (other than technology-muse.blogspot.com) but Wayne McAlpine would not be able to find it and see what I have posted about him. Still, it is pretty irrelevant what the URL of the blog is in any case as Google will continue to send visitors my way.

Since I have worked out what Wayne McAlpine is on about when he claims that he has not been paid for SEO and "business services" related to the promotion of websites, I take great pleasure in visiting as many of his domains to further distort the web statistics that he uses to show that his SEO campaign works. It doesn't! This heavy-handed approach has long been recognised by Google as SPAM, and has no effect on page/site ranking. The real measure for SEO success is the increase in conversions of visits into sales, if that is what the purpose of the site was I the first place. This is what Morris Brown was hoping for and what Wayne McAlpine  and Joshua Sham promised him and they failed to deliver. I am not surprised that he refuses to pay them.

As I say on my UK website (T---F---.me.uk) I did spend some time creating a Village website. This was because it was a legal requirement for the Parish Council and they were in violation of transparency laws when we took it over. It is this that leads me to maintain that the running of a website is a lot of work. I also advised the Village Hall committee about the creation of a website to promote village events. I told the person in charge of this promotion that using Wordpress would be more trouble than it was worth. He ignored my advice and the Village Hall website is pretty useless in my opinion. Much like a lot of other sites I see created with the tool.

Another pastime is the great TV that we currently have available to us. Here is another possible way of getting at us - we do not have a TV License. The reason for this is that we don't watch live TV or the BBC on Catch-Up. The finer points of this will be unknown to Wayne McAlpine but if he looks he will see that it is a criminal offence to not have a licence and be watching in that manner. All he needs to do is to claim that we are and we maybe charged. The fact that we don't should not prove a problem for him as he has claimed all sorts of thing about me that are not true!
What with the last season of Game of Thrones there have been a lot of interesting series that we have downloaded. It is interesting that our ISP does not block thepiratebay, BT does and when we connected through them I had to use obfuscation techniques. Oh! I am so bad!!!!

Cyber Bullying

As I said before "pot calling the kettle black"!

Wayne McAlpine says on his Dura Brake site:

(Wayne McAlpine) has done his part by registering the personal names of the directors as websites and intentionally published erroneous statements to embarrass and portray these people as “a scam and a fraud.”

I change the name on the Dura Brake site to the real perpetrator of these claims.

If you look at the registration of all these "websites" they are registered in the company name of OneWorldICP.com - the company owned by Wayne McAlpine. So much for Morris Brown stealing them???

I feel cheated that I am not personally named on this website.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Something I received 19 June 2016

An earlier communication that I had received about the antics of Wayne McAlpine

The highlighted text below is an extract of an email sent to me:

We were contacted by the police, about two years ago, because Wayne had an altercation with a teenage boy on the street (Wayne called the police to complain that the boy had stepped onto his lawn and "trespassed"). It was around this same time we found out that Wayne McAlpine didn't even have a driver's license.... the same man that is a mechanical engineer and Nascar winner. The exciting news for Wayne is that he has been taking driver training!!! In the past couple of months the driver trainer has pulled up in front of his house to pick him up for driver training lessons.... just so happened that a few of us neighbors decided to pull out our lawn chairs and sit on the lawn facing him, right where he could see, when he arrived home from his driving lesson. To date, he isn't driving alone, so he either hasn't gone for his drivers test or he has failed. 

Wayne McAlpine  is a scam and a con-artist. 

Thank you for your work. It has not gone unnoticed. We have information on our end also. I am not sure how we can work together, but I hope that we can to stop him from the fraud and theft that is going on.

I am not making this up!

This extract was from an email that appeared to have been prompted by someone finding "Pinocchio series" the website(s) created by Morris Brown. This was an early attempt by Wayne Morris Brown to expose Wayne McAlpine and Joshua Sham and accuse them of "cheating" him in the delivery of a redesigned website for TheRamMan.com. Morris Brown expanded this attack with one featuring ArcDis Corp.

Now in April 2017, Wayne McAlpine continues to be interested in what I post about him!

Actually, it is now July 2017 and I was looking back at some of my previous posts and thought that this was a good one to promote.

An apology to the family and estate of the Late Lindor Reynolds

I would apologise to the Reynolds family for any unpleasantness that my dealings with Wayne McAlpine may have cause you.

The incident to which I refer relates to a series of communications that I had with Lindor about Wayne McAlpine. He is now claiming that I had told her that if she didn't report what I had told her I would set out on an attack to made her look corrupt. I did no such thing.

Wayne McAlpine does not even recognise her untimely death. This only goes to show the heartless and manipulative nature of the man. I think that you can see this if you read some of the posts that I have made about his activities in the past.

While it is true that I contacted her under an alias, I did so as I was aware of the unstable nature of Wayne McAlpine and his associates. My approach to her at the Winnipeg Free Press was an attempt to get to the bottom of the story regarding Wayne McAlpine, the CAIRSS and the MPI immobiliser program. I could not understand how such a deviant individual could have been quoted in an article by Lindor.

In addition, I am also aware that Anthony Mannella, of the CAIRSS, also contacted Lindor and told her that I had been harassing Wayne McAlpine for some time previous to the immobiliser incident. While this was true it was due to the facts that I had established about his activities up to that point. These and the methods that he used to counter my claims about him. Anthony Mannella even suggested to her that she might consider doing an article about Cyber-Stalking" as that was what I had been doing to Wayne McAlpine for many years. This is true, I was using the same sort of techniques that he was using against me and probably many others he had previous business with. I also called him a Cyber Bully - I still maintain that this is the case.

Now in 2017, Wayne McAlpine is still in the same modus operandi in that he is still pursuing this "bullying" stance. The main reason for this is that a certain Morris Brown had taken him to task for the non-delivery of a strategy to grow his business TheRamManInc. I am sure if you make a search for this and theramman.com you will see the nonsense of what I speak.

You may also to asking what is my stake in all this. Well, again if you take the trouble to look you will find that he has made some pretty vile statements about me and my intentions. For these I feel that he needs to be held to account.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Information for CRA

Part of an email I received 28th November 2016 from someone who told me that they had information regarding Wayne McAlpine, his activities and his business activity with respect to income tax.

Again the highlighted text is part of the email:

As I mentioned, we have a substantial amount of information collected regarding Wayne's 'dubious business' :) practices over the years. This has not been submitted to the CRA yet, but with the tax season around the corner, I will ensure it is. It is frustrating to me that Wayne continues to get away with his crimes. I hope that CRA involvement will have an impact... However you decide to proceed, I thank you for your past efforts. I do check in or your site once in a while to see if there is anything new posted. This has helped us to add to the information we have collected over the years.

..... and there is nobody else that has a problem with him?!

Of course, Wayne will just claim that this is just me inventing "inflammatory" and falsified information again!

Wayne McAlpine continues to be interested in what I post about him. He thinks that I have an interest in the automotive industry - I don't.

DuckDuckGo and TOR

TOR uses DuckDuckGo for its search engine.

When I see visits to this blog from DuckDuckGo searches I am a little suspicious.

$300,000US for services from ArcDis - you must be joking! Content, Marketing, Accounting Services, SEO --- I hope that you still have Joshua Shams permission to post those videos.

Content: Public Safety News indeed! You need to be consistent. There is no point in posting random articles that have no relevance to the subject in question at the same time claiming that an unsafe product is being sold. It only goes to making you look more stupid.

As I said before, Morris Brown is not your problem. Do yourself a favour and forget Morris, you are not going to get any money from him and his business is as lame as yours. 

Something I recieved 9 December 2016

Below is the contents of an email that I received from a person from Wayne McAlpine's past.

I have left my first name in the original email as I am pretty sure the person who is reading this will know it already. I have also left the spelling errors.

Hi Martin, I hope you receive this okay.  I had every intention of replying to you yesterday on my personal email but had gotten busy.  Our correspondence wasn't related to business so i though i would move to private email.

Yes, we are very aware of Mr McAlpine.  This is why I felt it necessary to speak with you.  

To be honest, from your earlier email, the concerns you expressed with regards to meeting by phone were shared by me, also.

I can assure you, Core Data and everyone here, are not associated to Mr McAlpine.  This was one of the reasons i wanted to meet with you by phone.  For all we know, you too could be Mr McAlpine masquerading as whom ever.

- Best I can tell, not really following names and circumstance - this debacle between you and Mr. McAlpine have been going on for a few years now.  We hear little bits every now and then but i haven't spent enough time on-line to read the full story.

There many things that I personally could clear up for you as well as express a deep concern that a few of us here have with some falsehoods being expressed on the tech muse or tempisfugit (sp?) site.  To be clear we believe the inaccuracies to be no fault of your own.  You can only go on what you know from what information you have available, i understand that.

If I am speaking with Martin, you really need to clarify some of the content you currently believe as factual.  Personally, my past with Mr McAlpine lingers like the stench of rotten meet.  :)   I was once employed by a gentleman who, after my employment with him, formed a partnership with Mr McAlpine.  I couldn't tell you to what degree as i was a sales employee back then (circa 2006-2009).  This was the extend on my time with Mr McAlpine.


If you'd ever like to speak by phone and "clear the air", so to speak, i believe we'd have much more in common with regards to our experience(s) with Mr McAlpine than you think.  If you are the proprietor of the tech muse or tempisfugit (sp?), i can already tell you that I could provide you much more accurate information that what you have up there.  I could most likely help to validate also what is factual.  I would also appreciate remaining anonymous if I did. so.

Martin, please feel free to contact me anytime as if we did run through some Q&A, it could be done better by phone as i am a horrible typist.  

If not, it is no consequence to me as we are more bystanders in this whole thing, getting a glimpse every now and then as to what MrMcAlpine is up to...

I guess this was from another of one of 7 billion that have had no problems with Wayne McAlpine. When Wayne works out who this email was from I am sure that he will add him/her to his list of "complicitors".

The "falsehoods" that the author of this email refers are the statement that I made that Core Data Recovery was the new face of OneWorld. Given this revelation I can see why those at CoreData were not happy with this. This is obviously not the case. However CoreData were in operation from The Innovation Place in Saskatoon. The connection to USASK was certainly not through Wayne McAlpine! In fact the Innovation Place aspect of Wayne's fa├žade has crumbled. So much for all the "good things" that Wayne has done for mankind.

Next myth to be dispelled is the immobiliser nonsense.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Does this chimney look right?

I think it should have a chimney pot.


I get in now!

I could not see what the relevance of the web statistics were. They are an attempt to show that SEO (Search Engine Optimisation - for those who might not know) work was performed and was not paid for. ----- Hence this is the perpetuation of a fraud or a scam.

This is pathetic, let me explain why.

The reports posted are ALL for domains owned by Wayne McAlpine. If they were owned by the people that he is trying to impersonate then they could be paid for. They are not and the domains were registered by Wayne McAlpine to either discredit an individual or company or to provide incoming links to a website that Wayne McAlpine was trying to promote. He doesn't seem to realise that Google are fully aware of this technique and their algorithm will discount such links.

It is easy to inflate such reports as visits by the author of the site are included in them. A way of making the reports look like the site is popular is to visit them yourself. This is a bit like masturbation, a subject that Wayne McAlpine seems to be fixated with! While it is true that I had visited the site that Wayne McAlpine had created in my name, to see what nonsense he had posted, I certainly did not commission the site. To suggest that I have not paid him for it is ludicrous. Especially if you look at the content on such sites.

As for the hours that Wayne McAlpine has spent on research and SEO, I would suggest that he finds a better use for his time as he clearly has no clue.

Wayne McAlpine has long acknowledged that I am far more knowledgeable at SEO than he. If I were to require such services I certainly would not choose him. I can see how someone like Morris Brown may have believed McAlpine into thinking that he could grow his business by the application of SEO to his website. This SEO strategy involved the registration of multiple domains and using these to promote the theramman.com site by providing incoming links. Brown was probably under the impression that these domains were registered in his name, hence his charge that McAlpine "stole" them from him. The services of ArcDis Corp., with the front of Joshua Sham, were a nonsense from the start and Brown was rightfully upset.

Finally, on the subject of web statistics, Google Analytics would have been a better tool to show whether an SEO program was working. As Wayne has been aware over the years much more user data is included in the Analytics reports. Information such as the source of the visits and what pages were viewed. Search keywords have ceased to be available from Google as I am sure Wayne is aware. He was certainly "rattled" by the fact that I was publishing the Keywords that he used to find my website. Keywords such as Dickey Crescent and his associates names. Also I managed to get Google to index my pages with just one website, I did not need to register multiple domains - in fact, as I don't run a business, why would I want to?

I guess the lie of me choosing him for SEO is just as unbelievable as me sending him a hard drive. Both activities have been criticised by me. I believe, in general, both these activities are often scams.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Serious Weed killer

I will have to treat the Blackthorn stumps with SBK


The weeds and nettles are starting to grow back in all my good work.



Why I am doing all this?


Well, as someone has stated - I have time on my hands. This is a consequence of being retired and financially independent (I don't need to work or have to rely on a pension).

I have an on-going discussion with my partner about who someone should be concerned about "crossing". She says that most people would say her, but it is really me! I admit that I have a vindictive streak that I probably inherited from my mother. If I find something or someone who annoys me I will pursue it until I get satisfaction. My partner is the "aggressive" one in our relationship and most people know not to get into arguments with her as she is likely to win. I, on the other hand, appear to be the quiet and passive one.

Do I really care that Wayne McAlpine is telling lies about me on line? Well, wouldn't anyone be annoyed about it being claimed that I sent him a disc drive for repair that he subsequently found "disturbing" images? He only came up with that story in 2016 when I stepped up my pursuit of him due to the fact that I became aware of Wayne Morris Brown's attempts to give Wayne McAlpine a taste of his own medicine. I have never talked with Morris Brown and certainly didn't encourage him to quote the pages on this blog and my website about Wayne McAlpine and OneWorld.

My dispute with Wayne McAlpine goes back to 2009 when I made a criticism of his data recovery service. A service that I have a statement from him that it was a "failed venture" between him and a Virus Protection company that he was representing as part of the OneWorld empire. This was in 2009, the OneWorld empire no longer exists only in the form of OneWorldICP.net, the entity that McAlpine registers all his Internet domains.

Over the period of 2009 to 2016 Wayne has continued to be interested in what I have been saying about him on line. I had seen a constant trail of visits to this blog and my website. During that period I saw many dubious activities with various automotive ventures. This includes VSIB, CARISS and latterly the work that he and Joshua Sham did for TheRamMan. This involved the fiasco of immobilisers for vehicles in Manitoba and the fact he was still in association of individuals such as Anthony Mannella who denied that he even knew Wayne McAlpine. Mannella even went on the support McAlpine in the claim that I was making false statements about them. This was after I had found clear connections between them all on online profiles such as LinkedIn.
It was over this period that I attempted to get to the bottom of the story by writing to Lindor Reynolds at the Winnipeg Free Press and Brian Smiley at the Manitoba Public Insurance.
I did this under my alias of TempusFugit as at that time I was still anonymous to McAlpine.

When I first registered the domain tempusfugit.ca I used my real name. When Wayne McAlpine started his campaign against me I changed this to a pysdonym. On moving to the UK I changed it back to my real name as I was not worried about Wayne or anyone else knowing. The fact that he makes a big point that I am trying to be evasive by not using my name is nonsense. In fact the only reason that he knows my real name is that Anthony Mannella told him as I was in communication with him where I made no attempt to disguise myself. The screenshot of my registration details was faked by Wayne McAlpine as he was still was of the opinion that I was trying to withhold it. This is the same as the photograph that he posted of Ken Thorpe's lawn - a complete fabrication.

Do I want Wayne McAlpine to remove the information about me on his numerous websites?
Definitely not! I think that they show that he is a moron as they are so stupid!

I recommend that he does remove the postings as they only show him as the charlatan that he is.

I will continue to post in this manner as I find it quite amusing that he still has interest in this subject. I also note that he has not updated the website that he created in the name of this blog (.com). This is due to the fact that he has nothing new on me apart from his assertion that I am complicit with Morris Brown, Skip Evers and the Thorpes.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

It will soon be time for some fires

I have several piles of Blackthorn cut into lengths for the wood-burning stove.


To think that the space above was impregnable this time last year!



The Bergamot by the side of the pond needs another strim.

joshua-sham.com

joshua-sham.com is now available to be registered again.

The link to it has also been removed from Wayne McAlpine's stupid website. As is the link to Elder Rubber Inc. It seems that I was correct about my summation about that.

Joshua Sham told me that he knew that Wayne McAlpine had registered a domain in his name but had not given him any access to it. Joshua told me that Wayne said that it was registered so that he could manage the information found about him online. I guess he was referring to the ArcDis Corp. fiasco, in which he and Josh supposedly ripped-off Morris Brown.

Joshua also told me that he had deregistered the corportation ArcDis and he wanted nothing more to do with  either Wayne McAlpine or Morris Brown. Josh told me that he wanted to get on with the rest of his life and never speak with Wayne McAlpine or Morris Brown again.

Josh is a bright guy and I have had a few good rational conversations with him. This is more than I can say about Wayne McAlpine! I am not sure who funded the MBA course in Toronto as he was working with Wayne at CARISSS when I became aware of it. However, it proves to me that he is not stupid, which makes me wonder why he would have even got involved with McAlpine in the first place.

Joshua contacted me to ask if I would remove things that I had posted about him on by blog and website. He told me that he was not my enemy. I told him that I could not remove the information as it was intertwined with my criticism of Wayne McAlpine and he was still me enemy. I reached an agreement with Joshua and some of that information has been removed as I basically think that Josh is a good guy and needs to be allowed to get on with his life.

No doubt Josh will now be removed the list of one of the 7 Billion who don't have a problem with Wayne McAlpine. All I need now is to get a few more names removed from  that list. How about Anthony Mannella and Terry Bradshaw, both of which Joshua tells me are "reasonable" guys. If so, why did they ever get involved with Wyane McAlpine?

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Claas Lexion 570+



The digital media features in Windows XP?

This is 2017 - what is Windows XP?

Search me if I can see a reference to the person "embracing" them! If you are going to quote an article that possibly shows you as someone who has benefited the masses I would have thought you could come up with something better.

Why should I, and any other person finding the quote, believe this or any of the other fantasies that you are saying make you look good? I'm sure that the University of Saskatchewan would beg to differ.

An apology to Fred Emslie

I would like to take the time to make an apology to Fred Emslie of Fred Emslie and Sons automotive repair shop. When I made a review of your business on my then fledgling website tempusfugit.ca I was doing so to thank you for your excellent service. Little did I know at the time that there would be a mad man that would make the assumption that I was one of your employees.

I am pretty sure that you did not see the website that was created by that mad man but I can be sure that he likely contacted you on the telephone and was probably abusive. I make this assumption as the person making the false claims was posting your telephone number and business address online as one for me. He obtained that information from looking at old webpages that I had long removed from the Internet using a tool called TheWayback Machine. I removed that information as I had mad that posting in an anonymous manner and without your permission of knowledge. When it came to be abused I was no longer in contact with you as had purchased a new vehicle and has no need for your excellent services. Still, I felt that the attention that the certain person was giving you was unwarranted.

I would hazard a guess that you wondered what it was all about at the time and possibly didn't even remember doing business with me. I hope that you were not inconvenienced by these attentions. Sadly, that is the nature of the person making the approaches to you. This person, when crossed, seems to stop at nothing to seek revenge against the person who he has a disagreement with and often included others that he thought were associated with them. A lot of this was carried out, and still is, online and manifests itself in the creation of websites where he posts all his lies. You, I'm afraid, were an early victim.

Since that time, and we are talking over 5 years ago, he has got far more active in this area and I have lot count of all the domain names that this person has registered. To cut a long story short this renewed activity is due to a dispute that the person in question had with someone else not related to our dealings. Someone who an assumption was made that I was colluding with in a plot to discredit him. This is also not the case!

Once again, sorry for involving you in all this. By mentioning you now it is likely that the person involved may attempt to contact you again. Please feel free to discuss anything that you know about me as he is convinced that he can discredit me even at this late stage. I won't mention my name here as it was not relevant at the time and it is still not. The person I refer is convinced that I am upto no good by representing myself under an alias, this includes this blog. I think that if you take the time to see what I have posted over the years it has nothing to do with deception and "skullduggery" to use the words of a mad man!

Monday, September 11, 2017

A green and pleasant land

I was surprised this morning that there was nothing on the news that today is the anniversary of 9/11

As my act of remembrance I thought that I would post some photos of more pleasant things.


Bringing in the harvest. A view of one of the fields at the bottom of the garden. I believe that is a Class Lexion 570+ you see on the field there. I will be posting more about that later.


Above is the farm where we picked many kilos of plums. Plums that have been turned into Jam for sale in fund raising for the less fortunate of this fine area that we live.



A view looking down the garden. The trees are starting to show their autumnal colours.

We are not sure what created the crater in the above picture. It can only be seen on the map and from the air. You can reach it by footpath but you would not be able to see the perspective.


Sun shining through the trees at the bottom of the garden. This was taken pretty much at ground level but still from my new toy.


Another shot looking down the garden


More fields on the walk into town.


We will have to make the full walk. Maybe not both ways as we always have the option of talking a cab back home. That is one of the many advantages of living where we do. If we were still in North America to live in such a rural location it would cost a fortune to get a taxi back to where you live. You probably would have to book it in advance and explain to the driver how to get there and back. Here it is just a question of jumping in and telling the driver where you want to go.



Sunday, September 10, 2017

The pond just down the road

It looks like the Stour, but it is a lake.
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The pond is on the walk into town. Below is a view of the scenery that you walk through on the way.


When I see multiple domain registrations

.... it is normally an indication that the person making them is up-to no good.

Why else would you register a domain in the name of someone in your organisation? Why would you register a domain in the name of a company or person who you have done business with and possibly had a dispute?

No normal person or company needs more than one website/domain unless they are trying to prevent their competition registering a similar domain and attempt to "cash-in" on their success. If an indivual registers a domain in their own name they are either carrying out business under their own name, i.e. a sole proprietor, to register a domain in your own name for any other reason is pure vanity or an expression of your over-importance. In any case if you find a domain in your own name you are not likely to post content on that website that highlights your faults. If you do find one that is posting such information then you can be pretty sure that it is a "revenge" website.

When choosing a domain name one should be creative and choose one that expresses a theme such as the passage of time.

Elder Rubber Inc.

Ray Elder is being harassed by Wayne McAlpine.

Due to bad blood between them Wayne is in  the process of post inflammatory information about Elder Rubber on his website and another that Wayne has registered in the elder-rubber name.

This seems to be part for the course with Wayne McAlpine and he also has domain registrations for Joshua Sham, who once was a loyal employee of Wayne McAlpine but has now "distanced" himself from the "toxic" McAlpine.

This is fair warning for anyone who has had the misfortune to have worked with McAlpine. Whether you have just disagreed  with him or if you have not paid for work that he thinks you have performed for him, he will try his best to get back at you.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Woodbridge Tide Mill

These are some shots of the famous mill from an angle that most do not see on their visit.


and, where is Waldo?


 My partners favourite is the one looking over the river Deben estuary.

The US is after my friend

Laurie Love

He says that he will kill himself before they can put him on a plane to America.

I guess I should be careful about what I say as I may be the next to get a visit from the National Crime Agency!

We hackers need to stick together, especially those here in Stradishall Suffolk.

I have been interested in this subject for a long time now. The mechanisms behind what is needed for the authorities to gain access to an Internet user details in particular. I previously quoted a decision made by the Supreme Court of Canada on this issue.


In this judgement the request by the police in Saskatchewan was rejected on the grounds that personal privacy concerns needed to be preserved, even though the request was made to determine whether an Internet user was downloading pornography. Presumably of an illegal nature such as that depicting sexual acts with minors.

I am of the opinion that the same situation exists here in the UK as it does in Canada in that a court order is needed for a Service Provider to reveal the identity of one of their subscribers. This was my point when I made my first post on the subject.

However, the post was interpreted as an attempt to deflect attention from myself and to create a "smoke-screen" to cover-up my activities on the Internet. This is ludicrous. While it is true I posted the reference to the Supreme Court of Canada and the Saskatchewan case because I expected that Wayne McAlpine of Saskatoon would think that it was aimed at his Internet activities, the posting has nothing to do with him.

I welcome the authorities to examine the contents of any of my computers and/or hard drives. None of them contain "disturbing images". I also didn't send any of my drives into a stupid data recovery service and if they did contain such images why would I send any of them to a person that I did not trust? Wayne McAlpine cannot provide proof of the purchase of a data recovery plan, the receipt of any such drive or the contents thereof.

Friday, September 8, 2017

A fly-past

Following on yesterday's post here is a video version of the photographs.


video

Cavendish, possibly one of the most photographed "chocolate-box" cottages in the country.

Aa test to see what size of videos that I can easily upload directly from the Mavic SD card. It seems that Blogger has a size limit of 100M file size. I will have to make a few more short videos of local scenes and farming activity.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Cavendish, Suffolk

It is a pity that there was scaffold on the house behind the cottages.


The local pub


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Morning Mist

This is a view over the brook from the bottom of the garden


The sun shining through the mist on what looks like another fine day. The cows have not awoken it would seem and all is still quiet. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Fruits from the hedgerows

Autumn certainly is "a time of plenty". Yesterday,  and over the weekend we have been picking blackberries and damsons from the side of the road and across the fields.

Also a neighbour has a glut of Victoria plums and we have a cache of those as well. Much jam and chutney making has ensued and most of this will be sold in aid of charity. The problem now is that we are fast running out of suitable glass jars and we make have to camp out at the bottle bank to see what we can get from those that are throwing them out in the recycling. 

Monday, September 4, 2017

GWM - Googling While Muslim

I came across this concept while reading "Home Fire" by Kamila Shamsie.

It raises a whole lot of questions regarding data protection and surveillance techniques.

The act of looking up something, using Google or any other of the search engines, could trigger interest in you. The fact that you are also of a particular religious affiliation would also trigger that interest.

While I have no doubt that there are those that may be "on the radar" of the authorities for being associated with a particular group, as far as I know Google has no way of determining your political or religious beliefs. What you are looking for may indicate your leanings but a search in itself cannot correlate these factors.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

In the air above the house


This shows the lush vegetation we are surrounded by, the church being one of our closest neighbours.

The shot was taken hovering at about 100 feet at the bottom of the garden, or the field behind. All the trees in front of the house are in the garden and the Blackthorn thicket was under the bottom right of the picture.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

A direct visit to my page on Wayne McAlpine

From South Korea.

This must have been in response to my post on the fact that content has been moved from tempsfugit.ca to tempusfugit.me.uk. There was a link to this newish page on that blog post.

It could have been someone playing silly buggers and using TOR to select a random relay server, but I don't think that Wayne McAlpine is that smart.

Friday, September 1, 2017

tempusfugit.ca is now tempusfugit.me.uk

You may have noticed that requests to tempusfugit.ca are now telling you that the "requested URL is not found on the server". This is because all the content has been migrated to my UK server.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

I see that there are still regular visits from Saskatoon

There seems to be a continued interest in what I might be saying about a certain person!

There is not really a lot more to say that I have not done s in the past. I will add that the person in question still is concerned that I have posted things about him that he does not like. As a consequence of this he has made up a whole host of lies about me in retaliation. This is an indication of the nature of this person and it is my contention that you should stay well clear of him should your paths cross.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

DJI Mavic Pro

A new toy!

Took a great picture of the church this morning. Launching from the grave yard worked out well and I had a good line-of-sight of both the Hall and the surrounding fields.

The Mavik boards (users and owners) really are a bunch of wankers. A highly sophisticated product bought and used by those that have no technological clue. Mostly Americans. I have not come across a much bull shit since I was active on pond boards.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Your silence IS a weakness

You made the statement that I should not interpret your silence as a weakness. The fact that I did not contact you during the period from 2011 to 2016 was that I was aware that you were lurking as I was monitoring your visits to my website. I was just continuing my research into your antics and posting what I found to the Internet. So you weren't so silent as saw your interest in what I was saying.

I agree with Anthony Mannella that there was very little to be found about your dubious businesses on the Internet and that it could be concluded that I was the only one with a problem with you. I counter that with the statement that nobody else had the balls to call you out on what you have been up to over the years. What continues to puzzle me is why? I certainly have come across others that seem to have fallen victim to your devious ways, and some of them have communicated with me about you. In most cases they are not comfortable in making a statement against you. Or perhaps they are not in a position to do so and fear what you would do if they did?

I really cannot fathom what makes a person like you tick. All I did was make an innocent comment about a data recovery service that I thought was a little optimistic and then here we are 6 years later and you cannot get over it! While it is true that neither can I, but in some ways I am enjoying all this. I don't know what motivated someone to register domain names in those of people they want to discredit and then to post a whole load of irrelevant nonsense on them. Much of the content is made-up and by the single nature of its presentation it is clear to anyone finding it that you are pretty much just a "One Trick Pony".

By the way, how is the correspondence with the Suffolk churches going? I would be very interested in seeing some of the replies. Perhaps you can publish some of them to your websites about me? In the absence of any real ones you could always make some up!

As far as my interest in matters regarding security and privacy, I guess you have a point that it could be seen as a way of creating a "smoke-screen" to deflect interest from the other misdeeds that I may be perpetrating. The only problem with that is there are none. My interest is genuine and is a commentary on the nonsense that I see reported in the press. My point about the "One-Trick-Pony" serves to illustrate that there are any topics that are of interest to me as anyone who visits my sites will see. It is not ALL about you!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Right to be Forgotten

It will be interesting to see if the new laws relating to Data Protection will make any difference to how we all carry out our business online.

I fail to see how any legislation is going to make a whole lot of difference about the amount of data that is collected by businesses. That is now part of their business models, determining their target markets by any means. The real problem is that consumers are not aware of the information that they are giving away and are likely not to be in a position to ask for its removal.

Those that want old posts, in most cases made by themselves, on Social Media removed are more likely to want it removed as they just don't like it. Like the prevalence of tattoos the things that can be found are just seen as normal and not something to be ashamed of. Post made about them by other parties is the real problem that "Social" users have. In this case it is neither the "Internet Company" or the person posted about that is in control of that information. It is the one that posted it and it is they that have to ask for its removal or they delete it themselves. You will just have to ask nicely!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Coastal Foraging today

Foraging around Grayson Perry's "House for Essex". I wonder if Wrabness is "drabness" as it looks on Google Streetview?

Certainly it cannot compete with the back garden this morning.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Password Harvesting Software

I have written code that will harvest banking information from accounts at many major banking institutions. I will make this code available to anyone who is prepared to share in the profits that they make from its use.

All you need to do is to contact me and I will tell you where to download it and provide more details on how this software works. You need to act quickly as the FBI have Marcus in custody and his software may not be available for much longer.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

A Message for Asheville

What possible reason would I have to "damage" your business?

It is Wayne McAlpine that has PirateJack on his autoresponder when you send him an email at theramman.com.

He is neither TheRamMan or the operator of TheRamManINC - he is the one that is spreading lies.

It is Wayne McAlpine  that you should be asking "What the fuck are you up to?". It is Wayne McAlpine who you should tell to stop using your name. It is Wayne McAlpine who claims that he is the expert on "dangerous" auto parts. As you may have read I have my interests elsewhere! But, I doubt if even you believe that one!

Wayne McAlpine will stop at nothing to divert the true away from the fact that he is a liar and a fraud.

Lauri Love and Gary McKinnon

This was brought back to my attention by an article in the Telegraph magazine last weekend.

I had posted on this extensively on my website and on this blog, but so far there seemed to be no interest in my views. I think that this is an indication that "The Masses" and indeed the Media don't really have a clue to what it is all about.

I have been interested in all this for a while now and it was the focus of most of my posting over the last couple of years. The fact that Lauri also hails from Stradishall Suffolk has also not gone unnoticed by me. I find it particularly interesting that the Asperger syndrome aspect seems to play a role here. I do think that there is more than a touch of the Americans looking for a Scapegoat in their ineffectual efforts to come to terms with hackers and hacking.

Lauri has long been the "go-to guy" when it comes to the media wanting a spokesperson to explain the goings-on when it comes to cyber-attacks. He was there when the NHS was hit by the WannaCry attack. I find it rather ironic that Marcus Hutchins, the guy that reportedly put the brakes on Wannacry, was arrested after attending  DEFCON. Lauri would have suffered the same fate if he ventured into the States, he says that he would commit suicide rather than let that happen!

As I suggested the US are looking for Scapegoats. Blaming their ills on foreigners is the pattern we see over and over again. Home-grown hackers and criminals are more likely to be given jobs with a government institution on the strength that they are the "experts" in the field and better that they are "working for us" as opposed to against us. The foreign element ranges from "back-room" hackers such as Lauri Love to Nation States such as Russia and the Koreans. All these can be vilified with impunity as they, in large part, cannot be held to accout.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Bye Bye Scaramucci

I can't say that you will be missed!

This all compounds the fact that the Trump White House is dysfunctional. Better Trump than Pence, so let's hope he is not impeached. 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

DEFCON Nonsense

I fail to see why this conference gets any coverage at all?

As long as people, and the media, believe in such stuff the fact that this is just all Smoke and Mirrors will just get perpetuated. I don't really expect that the general public and certainly not politicians will ever understand all this.

At least this time it was just a robot breaking into a combination locked safe and nothing to do with The Internet of Things and taking control of a motor vehicle by WiFi.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Credibility

Information that you find on the Internet not only has to be credible it also needs to be consistent.

Simply making up a story needs evidence other than what one person says for it to be believed. This evidence also has to be credible and independent of the first source of information, The creation of another fiction is NOT credible evidence. \especially when there is a clear link between the original and the backup.

The folly of registering domain names using a false name or one that you are trying to discredit is quickly revealed when you can easily check that the registrations were made by the same person.

On the subject of consistency, you cannot claim that someone has never talked to you or done business with you and then claim that they sent you a hard drive to have the data recovered from it.

As far as I can see the only reason that someone would do this is that they don't like what has been said about them and it is the only (pathetic) way that they can come up with to retaliate. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

The second episode of GOT seems to be very popular

EZTV made the torrent at sometime after 3am, and at 7am (my time) there were plenty of peers. However there were so many wanting the upload of what I had after about half an hour I had to reduce my upload to 50k to preserve some of my bandwidth.

I don't think that this is unfair as there were so many seeds that getting a bit from all of them is not going to slow the whole process. In any case I will be uploading the file for my friends who don't want to torrent on their computers.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Episode 2 is coming tonight!

Now doubt I will be asked to upload it to my UK website for my Lebanese friend.

I have plenty of server space and the download here is pretty fast as I don't have to use a VPN. The advantage of being where we are in the UK is that our Internet does not come through BT whose block sites such as ThePirateBay. Also my upload speed is pretty much the same as my download speed as my Internet connection is symmetrical. This is unlike Canada as my upload was far slower than my download. I guess this was to discourage the running of a website on your Internet connection.

My situation is doubly ironic as there are many here in the UK that moan that they cannot run a business on a rural broadband connection as it is too slow to enable ecommerce. I think that it is more a case of misconception and a political statement about that the promise of "Super-Fast Broadband" has not been achieved when the government said it would. 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

I am not sure why I bother

to update this blog.

It seems that those that visit or find it are either looking for information about themselves or looking for something that doesn't exist.

Lately I have been speculating on whether any web activity is relevant in the form of a website unless you are a major company or do your business online. The days of the private website are long past. In the days of Social Media the platform that is most useful for the private Internet user is one of those "Social" portholes.

My experience with a local village website leaves me to believe that not many visitors venture there and in most cases they cannot find it by making a search. In any case most of their activity is carried out on their Smartphones and websites are only visited when e-commerce is being performed. People send text messages rather than send emails, comments and reviews on websites are pretty useless as they are either totally in support or from those that have purchased a "duff" product or encountered bad customer service.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Interest from Calgary and Saskatoon

Ironic that I see interest on my website from both of these places on the day I get a reminder for the renewal of my hosting package in Canada.

As visitors don't seem to be bothered in finding what the website is all about, the visits from Calgary and Saskatoon know all too well so they don't have to look, it calls into question whether I should renew for another year.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Winter is coming

Winter has come for the Freys.

The army in the North is assembling. The Whitewalkers now have a giant.

Winter is coming for the Waynes

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The thicket is almost conquered

The blackthorn thicket is pretty much cut down. A bonfire is alight and most of the scrub has been burnt.

I can pretty much see from one side of the property to the other, around 600 pages when I counted. It is amazing that I can clock between 30,000 and 40,000 steps without leaving the property.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Making something out of nothing

In some ways I can see what Donald is saying. This Russia "thing" really is a distraction when he should be concentrating on "Making America Great Again".

Similar to the continued interest in this blog by a certain person (of even a group of people from Saskatoon) seems to indicate that someone has something to hide. Are the visits to this blog made in the hope, or fear, that something new is going to turn up?

Like Donald and the "Russia Thing" there is nothing here, everyone should really move on. However, in the case of Trump what he is trying to hide is that he is an idiot elected by a group of malcontents who believe in his promises. The "Russia Thing" is actually helping him as it takes the focus away from the fact that all he has done so far I his term is actually making America even more of a failed experiment than it was before. I have never believed the American Dream and the rest of the world seems to be "getting it" as well.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Nice trip to Bury St. Edmunds

Free parking after 3pm makes a difference it was also a while since we had been up to "The Big Smoke".

It was raining so umbrellas were the order of the day but we did not intend staying for long so it was not too bad. We didn't make it down to the Abbey and to take a walk around the gardens.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Buzzed by an Apache

The brook at the bottom of the garden seems to provide a perfect training valley for the local Apache helicopters to make their runs.

You can feel the vibrations from the rotors before you see and hear their motors. At a low altitude I can see the terror that they would instil in an enemy. Some have the guns/rocket launchers strung either side, today not so. One wonders if they are carrying ammunition.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

and what does this mean?

Part of a post that is supposedly about me made by someone who thinks that I "have it in for him":

And all the people if you have harmed now we have the proof who so how does the bully like being bullied now put the pants and shirt on and jacket because it’s going to get f****** cold b****

All of the people (if) {I} have harmed
I have "harmed" nobody. Not even you it seems!

now we have proof - who so - how does the bully like being bullied?
What proof? Bullying???? - that is just an accusation that I made you of. and who is the "we"? - you are on your own on all this.
Making up stories about me is ludicrous - unlike what I have told the world about you.

now put the pants and shirt on (and jacket) ----- cold?
What???? Pants, shirt and jacket.........

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Local Music Festival

I am really looking forward to this event! Held at the village hall, the local musicians and singers will be performing.

A BBQ and a clown for the kiddies, what more could you ask for?

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The fires still burn

Last week I had a bonfire that lasted 6 days. The one I started on Saturday is still alight this week. The one I started last night is still alight this morning. The trouble is getting enough brush to feed them both.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Looking for deleted pages and graphics

Again I see a log entry for an image of my image of "Articles of Dissolution" from Montreal.

There was no search for it in Google cache so I am assuming that the person who was looking does not know how to do this. I am also assuming that the access was made from a Google Image search, although I am not sure how that would work for anyone interested in what I previously posted.

There was a similar visit from Montreal on the 27th June again I was not what this was all about.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Riverwalk Drive, Connectut

Where I lived when I worked on a contract for Executive Risk.

Looking back on Google maps it is strange to think that I once lived there. The location is quite superb looking overlooking the hills of Talcott Mountain State Park. My daily commute was a cycle ride along the disused railway line only crossing highway 10, State 202, the once before I arrived at work. At one point, when I was there on my own, I didn't even have a rental car. At the height of the contract there were 4 of us there from Canada and we rented two houses on the Riverwalk development.

To be honest I don't really know why I was there. The work was not that demanding but it was fun living in the States for a while and the money was good. The weekly commute from Toronto to Hartford was not a difficult one as Air Ontario were still in regular operation. Unlike when I was in New Jersey when they were more than often on strike and I had to make my way to Newark on other airlines. This was an opportunity to see the terminals at LaGuardia and Newark, and to experience carriers such as Continental.

It was also the time when my partners father passed away and I spent long hours emailing her mum in the UK. I think that I helped. I would spend a large part of my day writing to her looking out over the turning trees the other side of the Farmington River.

Simsbury was a strange place, not the America that Donald seems to want to make great again. In some ways I don't really see it as America. My views on that have changed since then as I was happy to call Canada my home at that time.

Times were different then, this was the age of  Oksana Baiul running her car into a tree. She was a resident to Simsbury at the time when she was training at the International Skating Center. This was also the age at the start of the Internet revolution. There was email and some websites but no Social Media and I am not sure if blogging had been invented. I can remember the wonder of making a search on Netscape and being amazed at the results.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

34 Years in Canada

I really can't believe that we spent s long in Canada. On Canada Day it is time for a little reflection. We have been back in the UK for about 2 and a half years now and in some respects it was like we never left. I grew up in rural Essex and now I am back. A completely different part of the county but never the less the same one as my childhood. Perhaps that is why I have such an issue with the "Council Houses".

Canada was great for us. Leaving the UK on the eve of Margret Thatcher was probably a good move. Canada benefited from our UK education and they reaped all the taxes from our employment.

This place "just fits". In truth, where we currently live is not really the UK. The UK is currently in crisis with Brexit, something that I think will be a good thing in the long run. However, whatever the outcome it will not be something that will effect us too much. In a lot of respects the political situation has no bearing on our day to day lives.

Now living in a house that parts of which date from the 14th century with a garden that approaches 2 acres, we are having a lot of fun living the country life. Never in my wildest dreams, both when I originally lived in the UK and in Canada, did I think I would live in such a place. I must have cycled past such properties in my youth never thinking that I would ever live in one. As for the Social Class aspect of it all, I guess that Canada allowed us to side-step all that. Now we are rubbing shoulders with those that have had business and military careers and represent the "elite" of the UK.

In some ways this feels like an extended vacation. We joke between ourselves about extending the holiday rental and putting the flight date back. So are we Canadians? We are citizens and our first year we put the Canadian flag on the front gate on Canada day. Now I am not sure where it is. Will we ever go back to Canada, perhaps not for a vacation but possibly to sort out some business and finances. Most of our money is still in Canada, which is probably the best thing due to the current fall in Sterling. Eventually all the money will have to be repatriated and who knows what Canada pension we are entitled. RSPs will need to be converted or closed in any case. As far as a company pension my investments are taking care of that. I have long been amused by the "Pension Debate" that constantly goes on here in the UK. The "Triple Lock" certainly has little relevance for us. As for a heating allowance I am busy building a wood pile.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Google Analytics and Blogger Stats

The data reported here seems to be via two independent methods. In the case of this blog I use both Google Analytics and the built-in Statistics that is part of Blogger. I can see that there are far more visits recorded by Blogger that appear in my GA reports. This is also strange as I have  told Blogger not to record my own visits, something that I previously did with GA but gave up as it used cookies and required more programming.

I am surmising that the discrepancies are due to visits from those that are suppressing Javascripts but I am not sure if Blogger excludes visits from spiders. On the later I would think that Blogger does suppress Googlebot as it is part of its own DNA so to speak. However, I do see that a newly posted entry gets a visit soon after posting and I assume that is the first scan by the robot and have observed that the entry can then be found when making a Google Search. This is an indication that the new page is in the Google index.

This is not a problem for me as the combination of the two tracking methods allows me to get a pretty good idea of who is visiting and what they are interested in. The additional information that I can get from Google Analytics is useful as I can see geographic location and time of access more readily, but this is just icing on the cake.

As one of the reasons for running a website and this blog were to understand the dynamics of all this it is of little consequence to me that there are these differences. However, it is an interesting point to note and is in keeping with the over-all trust of my sites. As I am decommissioning my Canadian website, I don't intend to renew the current hosting when it expires I am relying less and less on what I see in the Analytics reports. I am also migrating some of the content from my Canadian domain to a UK one, but that is getting only limited response (in compared to this blog) so I might just continue with this blog exclusively. 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Strimmer fixed

The clutch spring from Einhell finally arrived. Fitting it was a question of taking off both shoes and attaching the spring so that they are pulled together. This is not easy as you have to fight with the spring, the solution was to stand on the shoes having offered them together at an angle I used a piece of cardboard to prevent the shoes getting scratched, as that possibly would have scored the inside of the clutch.

I should get around to posting the photos of the disassembled strimmer so that anyone else who has an Aldi 2-in-1 Grass trimmer/Brush cutter can see how to replace the clutch spring.

EU Lawmakers and Google

The latest fine imposed on Google for misleading the public in their shopping habits is a prime example of why voted to leave. The EU seems to think that we are all stupid in that if we make an Internet search we are not able to disseminate the results. The fact that there may be a bias that favours their own interests is obvious. It does not mean that this is unfair, it is just up to us to make our own determination of what is true and what is the best way to make a purchase (if this was the reason for out search). Google is a private company not a public service, is their any wonder that they may be promoting items where their business model makes money?

The last time that I made a comment on the EU and their stupidity regarding Internet searches was in relation to the "Right to be forgotten" legislation. In which the proposal was that outdated information about individuals would be excluded from search results when some searched for their name. I made a comment that I could not even search for my own name - this did not turn out to be the case and you can find out information that way, largely incorrect I might add!

The EU lawmakers seem to think that they are the guardians of the Internet and want to protect their citizens from "Big Brother". In the case of Microsoft and their inclusion of Internet Explorer in Windows was a case in point. It was not as if there are not alternative browsers, they didn't have to insist that a special version of Windows be produced for the European market without I.E. being the default browser. As far as I know this ruling has been about as effective as the "Right to be Forgotten", and there are no differences in the versions of Windows that I have purchased recently in Europe. Perhaps the EU determined that the UK had already left the union?

It is my contention that Google's approach to this is more of a competition with the likes of Amazon. This is all part of doing business in the Internet age. I do have a problem with the fact that rulings like this have an effect on the share price. I personally see a fall of thousands of $US in my holdings of Alphabet stock. I also own Amazon, so that probably balances it out.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Why I maintain this blog

Basically to get things off my chest. My wide following of visitors seem to be interested in what I post and, hopefully, find some interesting information on people and services that I comment on.

As you will see if you take the trouble to look around at some of the posts on this blog the subject matter is very wide and is not restricted to a particular topic. Unlike many blogs and websites this blog does not focus on a particular agenda such as the promotion of a political ideology, discussion of a particular technology or certainly not as a means to discredit an individual that I disagree with.

The difference between a Blog and a Website.


A blog is essentially a chronological account with the most recent post appearing first when the site is accessed. In this case that post becomes the "Home" page of the blog. With a "website" you can choose a "home" page.

The navigation of a blog is mainly via a calendar list of posts. A Website would have to have a specially designed menu system. As such the blog will display the last item that the author has posted to the blog. This may not be the intention of the owner of the blog.

A blog is generally easier to maintain as all the "overhead" is taken care of by the blogging software. If you run your own design of website you are responsible for not only the HTML of the pages but also the upload and organisation of the files on an Internet server. It is far easier to maintain a user feedback mechanism in the way of comments using a blog as the moderation and handling of those comments is taken care of by the blogging software. If you have just an email link on your website you will have to administer that separately from the blog. While it is possible to include a comment facility on a website, it is no trivial task. Typically the communication portal outside the blogging environment is a prime target for hackers and you will find that most of your time will be spent dealing with blog spam. However, some blogging software such as Wordpress, suffers from the same problems with respect to spam.

Using a blog or website to discredit. 


While this can be done there are far better ways of using the Internet to make your point. In the days of Social Media there are many ways to post vitriol about someone that you have an issue.

As most of the population spend many of their waking hours on-line using Social Media, platforms such as Facebook and Twitter would be the obvious choice for such an attack. Donald Trump makes a lot of capital using his Twitter account. The only problem with these platforms is that you have to be famous in the first place for people to follow you and to make your their friends. However, this is where the majority of the action is on-line these days and the users of such platforms are not likely to follow blogs or visit random websites. Sure, these users will make the odd Internet search (often for their own names or for people that they know), but the major source of information and news is from the "new normal" of Social Media. Not that a blog is not part of the Social Media mix, it is just one that requires the average Internet user more effort to participate in.

and there is You Tube.


Another form of Social Media that seems to be popular these days.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Articles of Dissolution

The graphic of a copy of my "Articles of Dissolution" was of interest to someone in Montreal yesterday.

I am not sure why as the corporation name had been removed as was the corporation number. The date of dissolution was still there and I guess that could be used to track down my details if that was the intention of the visit. Again, I am not sure what value this would be as I never ever did any business under the corporation named on the Articles.

The disconnect with my beliefs and the rest of the world

I can't see this?

Finding information about someone online is just the way of the world, I don't believe that I have any more right to have my information held in a more private manner than anyone else's. If there is a story to tell, let it be told. However, that story should be true and not a fabrication that has been strung together by a party that is attempting to retaliate because information about them has been posted.

Searching for your own name is the primary way of finding out what others are saying about you. However, what you find has to be true. I have no problem in people making searches for my name as I have done nothing that could be seen as illegal and I have not made anything up. Unlike others that I could mention.

You might find the title of this post a little strange but it was based on a post that was made about me by the person that I am referring to. He seems to think that this blog and my website is all about him and all that I am trying to do is to discredit him and the people he is associated. This has been going on for over 6 years and if you take the time to look at the majority of the posts on this blog you will see that it is far from being all about him. Sure, I have made some critical statements about him, but they are all justified. In addition there has been an accusation that I have posted information about individuals not providing them with a means of defending themselves. Again that is not true as there has always been a way to contact me (many of those that I have featured have) and the comment section of this blog has always been there. Unlike some blogs where comments are not allowed.

Monday, June 26, 2017

What a mess in Azerbaijan

It was good that Daniel got the win though!

It was also good to see Lewis take down a peg or two. Seb was bad, but I guess he had cause. 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Why is Laura Kuenssberg so negative?

Also is her commentary just her view or the official one of the BBC? I get that she thinks that the Nation made the wrong decision to left the EU but she can't seem to get over the fact that a choice has been made.

Nothing that comes out of Brussels is reported in a good light by her. It is all "uncertainty" and that there are sooooo many unanswered questions. I put it to you that no matter what outcome that is decided by the 27 she will dismiss it with I told you it was a bad move on Britain's part.

It is not that she is a woman as the New Statesman article want to make out. I don't mind that she is overtly biased politically against the Labour party. However, it is amusing that it is the Conservatives, namely Theresa May, that is the one that comes in for major criticism by Laura. There must be others that find her objectionable, those that are not misogynists, her sex and sexual orientation are not my point here.

I see that the New Statesman article was dated before the UK referendum, I think that now she is showing her true colours and it runs far deeper than anti-Corbyn sentiment. Before the referendum result I was pretty much neutral in my opinion about Laura Kuenssberg, but when the morning after came she was far from sanguine  about having to go over to parliament to report on the vote. She was pretty terse when she was asked about the situation by Huw Edwards and what she was going to next.

I didn't even bother reading the David Babbs article in 38 Degrees, there are many platforms for the kind of nonsense that is foisted on women by men, and vise versa, the case of Hillary and Donald is a case in point. She wasn't defeated because she was a woman and it being misogyny - the electorate just didn't like her!

Actually, discussing this with my partner, she tells me that I was pretty anti-Laura in the lead-up to the referendum. Again that was not that she was a woman it was because she was a stanch "Remainer". As I seem to recall Jeremy was sitting on the fence at that point, it was only after Theresa announced a general election that he "toed the line" and said that he would take the UK out of the EU - that is because that the majority of those that voted leave were Labour voters.