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shednotes 165: MORE POACHING DEBATE, PLUS THE BIG ONE: FLIES, SPINNERS OR WORMS?

The following essay on fishing has been published at http://horrabridge.org.uk/talking-walkham—updated-61015.html Talking Walkham 2 filed 6.10.15 (Talking Walkham 1 is appended) In the course of asking questions about the Walkham, this column ended up directed to Robert Mountjoy of Crapstone – … Continue reading

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SPACEMAN SWAM IN HIS OWN SWEAT WHILE STUCK IN ORBITING IRON TOMB: SHEDNOTES 164

A shelved Shed project is a collection of True Stories reading for boys – a bad lack in conventional schooling. We like the kind of subjects which used to get us poring through text in comics like Rover, before storyboard … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 163: HOUSING – A VACANCY FOR A POLICY

The Shed holds the view that housing has degenerated into a numbers game when some much better thinking is required. The Shed’s memory is that the right to housing was a Tory pledge, made as a softener when Mrs Thatcher … Continue reading

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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 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 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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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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SHEDNOTES 150: Pollution in the data streams

Every newspaper has corners which fill up by some mysterious process which almost everyone has forgotten the details of – grain and fatstock prices; pool league rankings; surf reports; church service programmes; proceedings of the Royal and Antediluvian Order of … Continue reading

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