Apr 122019
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 12 April 2019

Good morning An unplanned, but interesting (I hope) attached article today, being a review of a third emergency car battery “jump-start” unit.  Unlike the two reviewed last week, this one works well and I can recommend it with only a very little bit of “maybe” appended to the recommendation. I’m so pleased to no longer […]

Apr 052019
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 5 April 2019

Good morning I hope you had a great April Fool’s Day on Monday.  This year, more than previously, I found myself struggling to tell the jokes from reality.  For example, this story about a tiny town in Denmark with only 7,000 people being the location for a new 1050 ft tower, to become the tallest […]

Mar 222019
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 22 March 2019

Good morning “I’m sorry, I’m having difficulty understanding that right now.  Please try again later.” That was the regular response, during the last nightmarish couple of weeks, to my regular morning request “Alexa, turn on David Bed Light”.  An intermittent problem with my new Netgear router often meant it had frozen overnight, so when it […]

Mar 142019
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 15 March 2019

Good morning Wow, what a wild and crazy week this one has been, with the added dimension, for me personally but I trust not for you, of (hopefully just) experiencing another kidney stone event.  These seem to be occurring with increasing frequency. The extraordinarily dysfunctional nature of Obamacare was driven home to me.  When it […]

Feb 282019
 
Does Rolls-Royce Really Want to Make Jet Engines?

Coming from an English-heritage country (New Zealand), Rolls-Royce has always been a brand with special magic to me, and to most other people of English extraction. In decades now well past, the name Rolls-Royce was the sine qua non of highest quality, highest reliability, ultra-prestigious motor vehicles, to a degree that Cadillac has never equaled […]

Feb 222019
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 22 February 2019

Good morning There’s more craziness this week than I can remember for a long while, and much of it gleefully commented on in the last couple of items below. I prepared a review of a fun little gadget that I’d got prior to Christmas, and was going to present it to you this morning.  But […]

Feb 152019
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 15 February 2019

Good morning It has been an interesting week this week, and there are two feature articles following this morning’s newsletter. One is a farewell tribute to one of my favorite planes.  Ungainly and ugly?  Probably, although that enormous wing impresses me every time I see it.  A delight to fly in, as a passenger?  Most […]

Feb 082019
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 8 February 2019

Good morning Lots of touring news this morning. Our new Loire Valley Land Cruise in September has proven to be popular, with three people already signed up and another four expected to be joining them any day now.  This is a wonderful way to see a great part of France at a lovely time of […]