View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Monday, 1 August 2011

Monday 1 August

Overcast but feeling warmish - we managed 17C / 63F today. There was some activity with shipping in port, with a cargo ship taking on cargo at Arnish, and a tug with barge arriving to presumably do the same. Some very long piece of pipe are awaiting transportation across the water from here.

Journalists at the BBC were on strike today, leaving us without our regional newsbulletins today. At least it spared us the usual rundown of the weekend football results on Monday morning. Why the possible departure of a footballer from a certain Glasgow football club is headline news still baffles me.

Social media

Mashable is reporting that Google Chrome has overtaken Firefox as the most popular browser (after Internet Explorer) in the UK. I have consigned IE to the recycling bin a long time ago, as it is slow and riddled with security holes. I have tried Google Chrome, but it causes problems when using Blogger. When updating my Tropical Cyclones blog, I tend to copy an old post into a new one. Chrome loses the formatting, or shows up a whole morass of code, whereas Firefox does the job faultlessly.

I have a LinkedIn account, but I am beginning to contemplate deleting it. I shall make a final decision in the near future, and the outlook for it is bleak. I cannot go into details on a public blog.