Gaberlunzie, as with everyone else in Scotland doubtless, is celebrating the recovery of ebola patient Pauline Cafferkey, who received an experimental anti-viral drug and blood from survivors of the disease, to make a full recovery and been discharged from the Royal Free London Hospital after a three week stay in the isolation unit.
Gaberlunzie (born in Rangoon and even sharing a ward with the Prince of Burma in the then Dufferin hospital) before the approaching Japanese led his mother to hop on the last troop ship out, and his Dad to leg it into India) is delighted to see that Simpson & Brown have produced a blueprint for the conservation of Myanmar's largest British built building. Such fantastic architecture!
Thync justifiably won its first award at CES to kick off the new year! With previews for almost 100 business leaders and journalists, who had fun personally trying its Vibes for energy or calm - the effects that were greatly appreciated at a busy trade show like CES.
Gaberlunzie, watching the editor faffing about over taxes, was sent this by one of his best overseas laugh-a-day friends. As he's healthy and pondering how to raid his pension to escape from his bank, he finds this quite an intriguing approach to how to have more fun than in a nursing home. He welcomes all ideas on how it can be done without shooting anyone!! Too much of that malarky already for his liking!!
Gaberlunzie thought you might enjoy a relaxed look at beer and wine now that 2015 VAT and Self Assessment are breathing down your neck! As his editor has opted to have a strategic bad cold (timing is all!!) he is having to put in some extra hours and so is indulging himself!
Gaberlunzie was sent a blissful new infographic that shows what favourite childhood toys from the 80’s & 90’s are worth now - perfect for christmas (and great starter for placing your bets on current toys values in 2045!!
Gaberlunzie always in love with the failed whale of Twitter, was digging around for photographs, to be greeted by a Bad Panda pic out of the blue! Having an idle moment for once, he opted to hunt for Bad Panada
Gaberlunzie has been pondering parcels which are expensive, competitive and have lots of vans taking up space on overcrowded approaching Christmas roads. So when he got his 12 mailing tips he almost binned it. Then he thought, well someone might find it useful though his page layout requires cutting the tree into three so you can read it. Never worry, it'll be much easier to get into the bins that way!! He's pleased to hear that trees are being grown for Christmas rental and hire and can be returned to go on growing as trees!
Virgin Media yesterday calmly opted to withdraw services in some Edinburgh regions without any forewarning. Its 150 number did not connect to any humans, but merely cut the line to all TV, phone, computer service options. However a considerate Gyle Centre Virgin Media worker suggested the use of 151. There at 10am the automated voice sang Virgin praises and how it was working at offering the best and fastest broadband service, eventually conceding that that the service in one Edinburgh location could only expect to be reconnected some time after 3pm in the afternoon.
Lord Smith's report outlining the most important transfer of powers in Scotland’s democratic history entails full control over income tax, new borrowing powers, a new Scottish welfare system, yet with the continuation of the Barnett Formula.
Giraffa camelopardalis is the archetypal African savanna animal, a fixture on every safari agenda as a fascinating animal. Contrary to many of the continent’s other wild animals, the long-necked lovelies are rather poorly studied. Based on their markings, distribution and genome, some nine subspecies are nrecognised – including the two subspecies Angola Giraffe (Giraffa c. angolensis) and South African Giraffe (Giraffa c. giraffa).
Gaberluzie was going to cover the marvellous Rosetta and Philae adventures using Leicestor University and its Professor Stan Cowley in-depth knowledge en route to landing on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and the recovery of a host of information, even if the little robot worker is not empowered by the sun ever again.
Like most people, Gaberlunzie's ancestors followed a diversity of occupations ranging from medical, manufacturing, a minister and a naval ship's engineer. The one thing all of them had in common was a liking for technology, and especially for weather barometers. As a result, Gaberlunzie has grown up with an acute fondness for an aneroid barometer, a ship's chronometer and an Admiral Fitzroy, though with the exception of the chronometer, he's uncertain who owned what!!
This week Gaberlunzie suggests you consider your passwords especially instituting 2FA where practical. He sees we should be grateful that English jobs are on offer as there are less in Scotland and he is awed at the thought of HMRC as a publisher. They do have some very intriguing statistics that the IFS have worked out.
The government budgeted some £780m for Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) to cover the areas not covered by the commercial roll-outs by BT and Virgin Media. This sum has been added to by county officials, who also applied European funding, and BT which won all the procurement tenders. The total is close to £2bn.
Gaberlunzie loves laughter as one of the most infectious of emotions and was sent a little portfolio by a South African friend that has had him smiling on and off all weekend.and indeed, crying the beloved country. Enjoy!
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