NHS 111 Service hit by Cyber Attack

According to this worrying article from Computing the NHS 111 service is reverting to pen and paper in order to continue to operate after the Adastra system was affected by a cyber attack. It hasn’t been confirmed if this was due to a crypto virus infection but it does seem likely that this will be the cause.

The Greatest Shot In Television

You may already have seen this ( it’s not a new clip ) but even if you have it’s worth another look. Amazing stuff from the great James Burke


Ukmac.net has moved to Hugo CMS I am currently doing a bit of tidying of old posts (fixing dates and youtube embeds) but hopefully this new iteration of my blog will be stable in the next day or so. Ukmac.net is hosted on Github Pages, this article explains how to setup Hugo to work with Github. I am no expert on Github but it didn’t take me long to rebuild the site and replace the previous Jekyll version.
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Daily Post - 27/12/21

Over the Christmas break I have been testing out a few different Linux Distros on a Microsoft Surface Go Laptop. This laptop was my test machine for Windows 11 but the experience was less than favourable, slow, unresponsive and noisy as the fan seemed to run pretty constantly.

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Daily Post - 11/09/21

Whew.. Relaxing on the decking with a well deserved beer after a busy Saturday. Badminton at Oakengates Leisure Centre with the kids this morning then a trip over to eldest’s new house to help with sorting the garden which was a tad overgrown. Still loving the iPad Pro and Apple Magic keyboard and so glad I finally overcame the reservations over price and bought one ( though it was helped by the fact that I got mine for half price as a second user unit through Amazon ).
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Daily Post - 28/08/21

More Obsidian testing Today I came across this article on MacStories in which Federico Vittici describes how he uses Working Copy and GitHub to manage his writing with iA Writer and Pretext. While I have been testing Working Copy I have tried creating a synced folder with the local Obsidian app folders and also with the Obsidians folder in iCloud. Both seemed to work fine but I was a bit unsure whether syncing with iCloud was recommended and hadn’t found any articles to confirm this was something you should do (in the past this sort of approach would have been a recipe for duplicated files and other odd issues).
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Blurred app

GitHub - dwarvesf/blurred: A macOS utility that helps reduce distraction by dimming your inactive noise [TIP] There are a number of apps in the store that will blur the background windows that aren’t in focus as Blurred does. Unlike Blurred most of them are paid for apps. Blurred is free and does its job well.

Daily Post - 19/08/2021

St Albans On site at St Albans today and Watford tomorrow so overnight stay for first time in a while. I am staying at the Jury’s Inn in Watford and just back from evening meal in the bar that was pretty rubbish. I ordered burger and chips for £15. The burger was overcooked, dry and tasteless and the chips had been covered in salt ( which I dont eat on food ) so were pretty much inedible.
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