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IntroductionHead of bearded Anglo-Saxon man wearing blue

OK. Let me admit it. This is the most self-indulgent part of this website.

I previously contributed a regular column to the quarterly newsletter of one of our local charities for homeless people. It was designed to fit a single newsletter column. When I later started running their website I published it there as well. (That website is now run by a commercial company.) I thought I would reproduce them on this website but discovered I had zapped the lot when I installed new operating systems on my PC early in 2016, so you’ve got these jottings instead.

That’s right. I installed operating systems in the plural. Most of the time I use Linux. I need Windows solely for the mapping program I use to plan rambles. It is the only Windows program I require for which I haven’t found a Linux equivalent. This website is built using my Linux system and runs on one of Pickaweb’s Linux web servers.

Oh, by the way, I named that newsletter column after a man who was important in the area in Anglo-Saxon times. Hence the picture at the top of this introduction.