Historic Scotland has responded to the convincing persuasions of the determined campaign that sees listed amongst Scotland’s National Monuments, the gypsy travellers’ meeting and wedding place in west Cowal, known as The Tinkers’ Heart.
Scotland has launched its first ever Ice Cream Trail (from Kirkwall to Castle Douglas) designed to celebrate and promote one of the nation’s favourite dairy delicacies. Everyone can enjoy this new edible adventure, which highlights over 100 different ice cream businesses, from Kirkwall to Castle Douglas all selling homemade ice cream.
Although Gaberlunzie has never been into taking selfies, he does find it quite an amusing sideline activity thanks to the ubiquitous smart phone. But its hats off to NASA and Corey S. Powell @coreyspowell
Gaberlunzie is impressed by the DxO’s ONE recently-announced “connected camera,” that has just been awarded the prestigious EISA Award for 2015-2016 in the category of "Best European Photo Innovation". The European Image and Sound Association, more than 15 of the biggest photography magazines through Europe, praised the design of DxO’s first ever camera, as well as the company’s ability to go beyond the conventional approach when creating a camera of this quality.
If ever Gaberlunzie longed to be a fly on the wall, the 3rd HLF (Heidelberg Laureate Forum), from August 23-28 is where scientists and the ethical challenges of computational science will be aired at the multi-faceted discussion on Big Data and resolving challenges produced by computational science.
Gaberlunzie, always moth to spectacular flame, would draw your attention to two spectaculars. The manmade is the US-China Renewable Energy Partnership (USCREP) the Huanghe Qinghai Delingha Solar Thermal Power Project and from your nearest dark place go and watch the Perseids meteor shower.
For Argyll is one of those splendidly sound Scottish web sites, with the most stunning photography. Its site is placed well alongside the company of Rampant or Reform Scotland. It has now quietly got itself a revamped into such elegance, that Gaberlunzie is almost licking the screens!!
Why is Google trying to wipe itself out of use by its original supporters? Gaberlunzie, busy with a lot of things, trying to make ends meet, is greeted on a Sunday morning by Chrome refusing to link him to his email box and despite a decade of a gmail address, have a new one thrust upon him and only managing to get on with things by using Safari!!
The issue of outages and internet break-in are the bread and butter of the security industry and the occasion of sometime great furies from the public plagued by issues they are quite incapable of sorting or fixing.
Gaberlunzie lays down a brief blog and his one white camellia of 2015 on, alas,
the day when the pink paper (early recognition that many dyslexics read print better in a pale pink background) that redoubtable and magnificent "Financial Mail" has moved into Nikkei stables in Japan.
Gaberlunzie is awed by the thorough approach adopted here. Shown below, is an actual letter sent to a bank by an 86 year old lady. The bank manager thought it sufficiently amusing enough to have it published in "The Times."
An Infographic that illustrates UK’s litter is worth £1billion pounds has emerged! Alongside it comes a game to play. Just how nimble are you at picking up litter?? Gaberlunzie tried it and got stuck at some early level that involved retrieving a bit of bubble gum packet. He suspects that later levels may actually include gum and cigarette buts, so has undeftly bowed out!! But he does feel that street and countryside litter is way beyond price and a gaming approach, as a major issue that needs to have everyone on side.
Gaberlunzie ponders really lovely IT jobs in the Academic and University sectors and offers alternatives to Google as an information search engine as Google seems to be determined to ignore editorial and rather focus on its own advertisements. But he hastens to point out that for graphic search Google still holds peer position.
Gaberlunzie is sure that not many people will have missed the latest lullaby music. People since time immemorial have been dozing off in concert halls, reports Reuters on the British composer Max Richter who has written an eight-hour-long piece called "SLEEP" which he says is designed to make people nod off during the performance -- with beds provided.
For anyone concerned over the inability to attract women into computing and science disciplines, the "New York Times" Opinion page on"What its Like as a 'Girl' in the Lab" contributed by the molecular biologist Sarah Clatterbuck Soper, probably says it all.
Gaber has been trying to collect up oddities for you, getting waylaid by Google trying to make him get an email account, when he already has two and was among the first to ever get a Gmail email!! Sigh! Then he forgot his password for ComputeScotland and notes he has over 300 passwords!! About 10 are valid but only about two are memorable!!
Charles Peter Kennedy was born in Inverness on November 25 1959. The younger son of crofter Ian Kennedy who became an engineer, and the former Mary MacEachen, Kennedy read Philosophy and Politics at Glasgow University.
Gaberlunzie crashing through the press releases and news in the effort to get an early afternoon off, could not resist the "Accounting Web" headline, its the query and its graphic! He has been driven to a quivering mass of frustration with HMRC, but he does want to add, very loudly, that when you do get the right people, they really are 100% in the know and helpful. He reckons it's the IT system that snarls it all up, not helped by the range of telephone numbers!! But if just left to people to sort out, it would be fine!!
If your Father’s Day was not a trip to the Jura Tastival, and could not take in Ardbeg Day, nil desperandum. For those in London, simply head to the Vinyl Factory tomorrow and raise your glasses to Perpetuum, along with Ardbeg Committee members becoming some of the first to taste the new limited edition – Perpetuum
An international committee of taxonomists at the ESF International Institute for Species Exploration have selected the top 10 from among the approximately 18,000 new species named during the previous year and appositely released the list to coincide with the birthday of Carolus Linnaeus, the father of modern taxonomy on May 23. Google however chooses to feature the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest (see below) and is saving Linnaeus for another year!!
A prominent German journalist living in the Scottish Highlands is reported as provoking the wrath of his adopted homeland by describingScottish National Party (SNP) ideology as “modern national socialism light.” Gaberlunzie reckons its a great publicity move, and worth reflecting on. In another take, one of the Great Queens visits the Clyde which built 120 for Cunard to mark the long and historic link in the company's 175th anniversary.
Mosaic claims Experian, is the most comprehensive cross-channel classification system to date. Built for today’s hyper-connected world, it helps you understand consumers in extraordinary detail. By providing rich, accurate data and a robust methodology, Mosaic gives you the means to start treating people as individuals, and communicate with the UK population more effectively than ever before.
Having an idle scan at the Chipshop Awards, Gaberlunzie was suprised into laughter by Audi! How true! He was also pretty mesmerised by the fold formation of the body as fit as a buther's!! And on faces, stands to reason if someone as astute as the founder of Bitcoin didn't want to be located, its unlikely he'll just turn up.
Two other things impressed themselves on Gaberlunzie, in a week when politics simply took his breath away!! And that was 10 Blogging statistics and in quite another breath, the unforgetable Farewell from the genius of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
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