Monthly Archives: September 2015

SHEDNOTES 160: Jezza and Di and Hirondelle and Red Leicester

In the Guardian of 19.9.15, Linda Grant was funny about leftwing love in the 1970s, when Diane Abbott and Jeremy Corbyn apparently got it on, She is the author of a novel of 1970s university life, Upstairs at the Party, … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 159: Dixie Bop to download

The Shed’s advice on building a rockabilly collection is, basically, start with Carl Perkins and stay with Carl Perkins until you’ve run out, then decide if you want more. But the Shed’s vinyl resource includes a slightly wider taster, dating … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 158: A Filofacts on I.T.

More of this to come later, but here is the beginning of a Shed project to build a useful A-Z for bloggers … CUT & PASTE All bloggers need to extract the text from newspaper articles online sometimes and here … Continue reading

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157: SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

A column from The Shed … * A BOOK TO READ The Shed likes Michael Henderson, in the Telegraph, and passes on this recommendation from him: The Booker Prize long list has one wonderful book, Lila by Marilynne Robinson, but … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 156: A Filofacts on Travel – Tipping

Tipping tips from a Guardian guide, by Patrick Collinson , Kim Willsher , Ashifa Kassam , Stephanie Kirchgaessner , Jon Swaine , Julia Kollewe , Maddy French and David Crouch, 25.7.15 … http://www.theguardian.com/money/2015/jul/25/tipping-around-the-world-holiday-restaurants-taxi-drivers-what-pay FRANCE Restaurants: At the bottom of a … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 155: A Filofacts on Travel – Phones

* The Filofacts is a Shed project in progress – a collection of survival notes designed for steam-powered personal organisers. See more at https://hack4hire.wordpress.com/category/the-filofacts/ Smartphones and tablets on the move can deliver some nasty bills. Some are caused by the … Continue reading

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Shednotes 154: TV for when there’s nothing on tv

For the Filofacts, our state-of-the-art personal organiser resource, The Shed passes on a summary of Patrick Smith’s guide to the best tv shows available online, in a Telegraph supplement. Read his comments on all the recommendations at http://tinyurl.com/oyqrn93/ Documentaries The … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 153: A Filofacts on – IT – BATTERIES

Jane Hoskyn, giving battery-saving tips in Computeractive Aug-Sept 2015, said: * Turn your screen brightness down. * Use Aeroplane Mode, which disables several battery-killers at once: Bluetooth (how often do you use it?); Wi-Fi (there’s no point having it switched … Continue reading

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NOTES FROM A SHED 152: A Filofacts on NAVIGATION – NATURAL

Natural Navigation, meaning without compass or iPad, is a vogue feature of the moment, thanks to Tristan Gooley, a professional hairy man, sadly lumbered with a satirist’s name for a twonk, who has written a series of books including, new … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 152: A Filofacts on Travel – Tipping

From a Guardian guide, by Patrick Collinson , Kim Willsher , Ashifa Kassam , Stephanie Kirchgaessner , Jon Swaine , Julia Kollewe , Maddy French and David Crouch, 25.7.15 … http://www.theguardian.com/money/2015/jul/25/tipping-around-the-world-holiday-restaurants-taxi-drivers-what-pay FRANCE Restaurants: At the bottom of a restaurant bill … Continue reading

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