Tuesday 13 September 2022

Italian Apple Cake

 In response to popular demand (one person asked), here's my apple cake recipe.

Friday 19 March 2021

New Hope for the Dead

 My father got an e-mail from Chase Bank encouraging him to check his credit score. Since I have all his passwords, I logged in and took a look.

As you can see, his credit is pretty good. You may ask, why do I have all of his passwords? Because he's been dead for two years.

But with a credit score like that, he clearly needs some new credit cards.

Friday 21 December 2018

My high security debit card

Square Cash is a personal payment app from Squareup, the people who make those iPad credit card terminals ubiquitous at coffee shops and farmers markets. Once you've signed up for the Cash app, you can ask them for a debit card, so you can pay people who don't use the app and they can of course pay merchant processing fees and Square can encourage you to leave money in your account to fund the debit card.
I applied for the card, and as part of the process their web site gives you a rectangle in which you're supposed to write something with your finger, I suppose a signature or something. I don't want people messing with my card in case I lose it, so I wrote this:
We'll see how it works.

Sunday 6 May 2018

Derby Day

We didn't have a chance to enjoy the rain, the mud, and the 7.80:2 odds on the winner, but we did have a suitable beverage.

Thursday 25 January 2018

The Financial Times in an article on water theft

Stuart Orchard, an ex-Surrey police detective employed by the company, said:
“We’re not out to get people, but it’s against the law to dig up the road, find our water mains and illegally connect to our network."
See https://www.ft.com/content/e8cc9670-00f4-11e8-9650-9c0ad2d7c5b5