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). FWIW, I enjoy writing but dislike reading what I have written. Other websites of mine are listed bottom right and occasionally I make some for other people.
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Alternatives to an "old" Flickr Pro account
My Flickr is an "old" Pro account on a recurring Pro subscription that I have been paying since 2010. This apparently means my payments will remain as is, at $24.95 per year, and my Pro membership will never be automatically transitioned to a different subscription in the "new" Flickr, Pro or otherwise. However, if I cancel my recurring subscription I will no longer have the option to sign up for it again.
The Department of Energy & Climate Change has a web page about developing shale gas and oil in the UK (fracking, mostly). The page says the Government believes that shale gas has the potential to provide the UK with greater energy security, growth and jobs.
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."