Friday, 30 September 2016

The Box

As modern commerce unfurled,
transport and manufacturing were twirled.
What I mean to say
is that they had to change ways,
for the box that changed the world

The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger
by Marc Levinson

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Atlanta United FC News

Brilliant academy performance. For such a young team the U18s showed great team work, lovely strategic play. Add some speed and they have a winning formula.

And, now, we have a coach: Gerardo "Tata" Martino, who brought Argentina in to the Copa America final.

Ready for 2017

Monday, 26 September 2016

Hello Kafka my old friend...

I had to fill in a form.

In order to get a number

that would allow me to

fill in a form

in order to be registered

in a database with the same information

as the database of the original form

which matches any incorporation document/Companies House registration.

This all failed when

the second form did not recognize the information from the first form

which I re-added manually

both typing, and copying and pasting.

I phoned.

Telephone support is not allowed for specific queries.

Government, Kafka, whatever.

Monday, 12 September 2016

US Open 2016

With two of the best finals, Women's and Men's.

Respect. And yay Stan Wawrinka.

That is all.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Boats on the beach

Big props to Lake Lanier Islands resort - 45 minutes out of Atlanta and you're in another - well managed - world.

Question to the boat-owners: you were all there, sitting on your speed boats, with drinks and music and friends. And you didn't move. At all. All day. Which is what I did. On the beach. Without having to pay for a boat. So my question is: why do you have a boat?

Monday, 29 August 2016

The Knife Man

There once was a young Scottish farmer,
who, though neither graceful nor a charmer,
proved an in-born ability
for scientific inquiry.
Of anatomical studies, he was a reformer.

The Knife Man: Blood, Body Snatching, and the Birth of Modern Surgery