Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Steve Nixon
2,104 followers
2,104 followers
About
Posts

I've finally been getting some running in now the kids are back at school. 5 runs in the last 2 weeks. Planning on another 3 this week. Slowly getting the legs, speed and distance back.

Took the kids out one after the other today. Couple miles with the eldest, and then out with the 5 yr old. Bloody energy of the youth, the youngest practically sprints everywhere! Stops frequently for less than 30 seconds, but then he's off again. I got a reasonable sweat up after that. A lot like interval training!

Post has attachment
At the start of the month I subscribed to a number of recommended news letters. I've found that apps for this sort of information just seem to get in the way, but an email can wait until I have time to digest it. I'll be posting a few of the ones that have stayed the course over the month.

Today's is the Hustle. It covers a number of topics daily and offers more than one viewpoint or opinion on that topic. The newsletter takes around 20 minutes to get through (factoring in click-throughs). Topics covered are very varied, from tech to current events to Salsa (yes, a recent letter gave all the details you'd ever need to know about Salsa at a Chipotles store in VA.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
Free stuff!! At least, until Monday. It works on Linux too.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
A year in one picture. #Brexit

My fear, at this point, is that things will only get worse. It took a while before the chart below started to have an actual impact on day to day life, but that point has passed. The actual day to day cost of life has increased as direct result of the decision taken a year ago. That cost is only likely to get higher.
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
From +Avaaz

Dear friends,

This is huge -- France’s new President and Germany’s finance minister just confirmed that the UK can change its mind on Brexit. Up til now, no one’s been sure if it’s legally possible to cancel Article 50. Now we know we have a way out of this nightmare!!

One person’s not listening: Theresa May. She has no mandate for hard Brexit. No leverage with Europe. No clear plan. But she’s just carrying on regardless.

If her negotiations with the EU fail, the UK could crash out of Europe with no deal -- the hardest of Brexits, devastating our economy. But now we have an alternative: reverse Article 50. Sign now to demand that no deal means no Brexit!

Click now to say no deal means no Brexit
https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/no_deal_no_brexit_loc/

Two-thirds of Brits say they oppose a hard Brexit with no deal. And when Theresa May sought a landslide mandate for her extreme Brexit vision in the election, she failed in the most spectacular way imaginable.

The election has changed everything, but there is still a risk is that diehard Brexiteers will try to force a hard Brexit anyway: by allowing negotiations to fail, and then refusing to give Parliament or the people any meaningful say on what happens next.

This isn’t what any of us wanted in the referendum -- whether we voted Leave or Remain. But we can prevent it, if we force May to accept that no deal means no Brexit!

Click now to say no deal means no Brexit
https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/no_deal_no_brexit_loc/

This movement did extraordinary things in the election, helping to turn people out to vote in huge numbers for candidates that could stop the landslide. It worked -- but now we need to make sure our voices are heard again so there’s no hard Brexit by the back door.

In hope and determination,

Alex E, Alex W, Bert, Fatima, and the whole Avaaz team

Theresa May faces public backlash over hard Brexit, poll finds (Guardian)
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/11/theresa-may-hard-brexit-public-backlash-icm-poll

Schaeuble Says U.K. Welcome Back If Brexit Was Overturned (Bloomberg)
https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-06-13/schaeuble-says-u-k-welcome-back-if-brexit-were-to-be-overturned

Brexit: Macron says 'door remains open' to UK remaining in EU until talks end (Independent)
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-uk-remain-macron-latest-comments-theresa-may-eu-uk-membership-talks-end-a7788616.html
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Android O beta program now live https://www.google.com/android/beta?u=0
Add a comment...

Post has shared content
A running community for the UK
Ok lovely G+ people. I've created a community for UK based folk who enjoy running. I'm part of a fantastic cycling UK community but I couldn't find a running version, so I created one.

So, if anyone is interested in sharing their runs, extolling the virtues of a great piece of kit, sharing any tips or interesting articles then head over to https://plus.google.com/communities/112634844428419368083

Hopefully see you there.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
[Sgt Pepper re-written to tell the story of #starwars ]

Apparently 5 years in the making, these guys (http://www.paletteswapninja.com/2017/05/01/new-album-princess-leias-stolen-death-star-plans/) have made Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart Club band into Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans!

As they say on the site:

This year marks two important pop-culture milestones: The 40th anniversary of Star Wars on May 25, and the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band a week later, June 1. Our new album merges both into one full-length concept album titled Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans. It’s the entire Beatles album as accurately as we could record it, only now it tells the story of Star Wars: A New Hope — in order. We sweat the details on both sides in an effort to do both cultural milestones justice. Writing hyper-specific lyrics that match the original songs’ cadences; reverse-engineering everything the Beatles recorded, from distorted saxophone riffs to Indian tabla rhythms; recording everything from scratch and learning as we went — well, that’s what takes five years.

And here's the crazy bit, it's REALLY good!

You can download it for free, stream it on soundcloud, or (the best option) watch it all on lyric videos on YouTube here: http://bit.ly/starwarsbeatles

I've included "When I'm 64" below just because it's amazing, but definitely start from the beginning and enjoy.
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded