[wdvltalk-social] Hello there!

David Precious davidp at preshweb.co.uk
Sun May 1 12:16:15 BST 2011

On Sunday 01 May 2011 12:00:54 Franni Vincent wrote:
> Still here!
> Dodged the Royal Wedding,

Heh, yeah, it's all I was hearing about.  I bear them no ill will, but at the 
same time I have no interest in them, and consider them an irrelevant waste of 
the country's resources; I object to my taxes being used to pay for their over 
the top wedding.

(However, I always considered the royal family a net drain on our country's 
economy; someone informed me the other day, with believable figures to back it 
up, that the money they contribute back, both directly and due to tourism, is 
more than we spend on them.)

> now busy in the run up to the Referendum on
> Thurs. Just in case anyone feels they need AV explained, or a feline
> flavoured laugh, check out
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiHuiDD_oTk&feature=youtu.be

Ah yes.  I really need to get round to making up my mind about AV; I'm 
undecided as yet.

In principle, I think I support it, as it makes people more likely to vote for 
who they really want to vote for, rather than the common "I'd prefer $x, but I 
don't think they have a chance of winning, so I'll vote for $y as my least-
hated mainstream option just to try to avoid getting $z"; AV seems to promise 
that you can vote for your top choice, then other choices in order of 
preference, which would encourage truer voting.

On the other hand, we don't need to be spending a fortune on changing voting 
systems right now.

> Aside from that,am offloading my last 2 web clients this summer - neither
> of whom pay invoices with any speed or enthusiasm -  and (both crossing
> fingers & touching wood as I type) am hoping that I get a chance this year
> to get my craft business I'd planned to keep me busy in my retirement  up
> & running 

Best of luck to you with that :)

> Hope everyone else is well & happy?

All is well here; these days I don't really do much front-end web development, 
primarily working on backend systems in Perl.  I've got a job with a company I 
like, working from home 4 out of 5 days a week, which suits me very well 


Dave P

David Precious  ("bigpresh")

   "Programming is like sex. One mistake and you have to support
   it for the rest of your life". (Michael Sinz)

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