This is my personal website with entries going back to July 2005; an outlet for thoughts and opinions on various topics, and information about me and people I know (not much, but some). Feel free to contribute where comments are welcome. My other websites are listed bottom right, and occasionally I build for other people:
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The North South Divide
A reader's comment (not me) on a recent Guardian article after "predictions by leaders of three of England's biggest cities of social unrest and the break-up of civil society amid new evidence that government policies are widening rather than narrowing the economic divide between north and south."
The best way to update (upgrade) WordPress
Ten easy steps…
Having run WordPress since 2005 without any problem I've found that this is the best way to update to the latest version: a manual update over which you have full control compared to the auto update function within WordPress. It assumes you have an FTP client program with which you can access your web space (I use CuteFTP). Proceed as follows:
Sad Sinkings: Hood and Bismarck 1941, Tirpitz 1944
Reading 'Target Tirpitz' by Patrick Bishop (2012).
There's something stark about the sea battles of World War II, especially those fought in the cold waters of the North Atlantic and further north off Norway where it's even colder. Sinkings are always poignant; when they are deliberate and lives are lost they are horrific, regardless of the whys and wherefors. Some seem to capture people's imagination more than others: the sinkings of Hood and Bismarck in May 1941.