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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

$350 paid to ALL demonstrators by George Soros for a one day's demonstrating against Trump

US and French media highlight anti-Trump demonstrations in various cities. This dispute is not spontaneous. Protesters are paid ...

On Craigslist, a website for classified ads very popular in the United States for his job search ads, sale and rental of housing, etc., one can easily find ads offering a job of a special kind "show against Donald Trump ".

The benefit is paid on time. From one city to another, protest against Donald Trump reports between 10 and 35 dollars an hour.

During the election campaign the protesters were already paid to protest against Trump ... but no "official" media ever spoke of it. All obediently showed images of anti-Trump protesters without saying anything about the evidence that they were being paid to demonstrate.


"Fight Agenda Trump! We are hiring full-time activists. "Washington Can! "Is the oldest and most deeply rooted nonprofit political association of our state. For more than 35 years, we have been fighting at the local and national levels on issues such as race, social, health, immigrant rights, and tax fairness. We are looking for motivated people, whether part-time or full-time. We offer permanent positions. We offer medical assistance, paid holidays, paid sick days. The average salary is between $ 15 and $ 20 an hour "

The suspicious announcement was published by Washington CAN! - an acronym for the Washington Community Action Network - is part of a network of nearly 500 undercover associations all over the United States, grouped under the name USAction, founded in 1999 and currently run by the African American activist William McNary.

The vice-president is Heather Booth, a historical figure of American feminism. USAction was born out of the ashes of Citizen Action - headed for years by Heather Booth - which had activists and affiliated associations in 34 states before turning into public support for the Democratic Party and then President Bill Clinton. The organization was involved in the Teamstersgate scandal due to illegal financing given to Ron Carey and his re-election as the Teamsters union, which now represents public and private sector workers.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Efficient meal planning for the busy family

Efficient meal planning for the busy family

OK, we’re retired, so we can hardly call ourselves busy. Mind you, keeping interest in the Good News and Bad News blogs at watching.org.uk does take a lot of time each day.

First of all, we decided on a revolving weekly menu we call them simply Menu A, Menu B … Menu E. These we set up in a word processor and we have a printer with duplex on (prints both sides of the page). On one side we have the menu and on the reverse side we have headings of the three main places we shop (Ocado/Tesco/Local) with all the items for the menu week listed with check boxes.

We have a large A4 folder with 62 clear pockets we bought from Amazon for only a fiver (not the one with animal fat of course) where we list each of the weekly menus followed by the lunch and dinner menus for each dish.

We chose five menus, and are thinking of increasing them to six so there is more separation and don't have the same meals near the same date of each month.

We have a large list of foods we buy from Ocado and, on a Sunday, I get my tablet where I keep a database of the foods stored in our garden cabinet. Once I mark them in a column of the Ocado list, I then go down the back of the weekly menu adding all the items we need for the weeks menus. I then mark them off the shopping list. Finally, we include other items such as cleaning materials, spices, vegetables and fruit.

We fire up the Ocado website and quickly enter all the items on our four page shopping list.

The whole operations including printing takes less than an hour and we book the shopping slot for early Monday morning – and it is done. Occasionally we pop into the local shops or Tescos for items that Ocado doesn’t sell in small quantities.

The folder is just for advance information, it plays no part in the ordering procedure.

Each week, we tick one item which we feel isn’t up to our standards, and search the billions of recipes on the net for a replacement. Mostly we are happy with our choices. But in time may get bored. Six menus will give you 42 different lunches and 42 different dinners. Surely that is enough for most families?


An added bonus is, we have more space in our fridge/freezer/cabinets.

Bon Appétit.

Ampers.

Afrikaners get a bad press, what are they really like?

Ek onthou 'n voorval op 'n plaas waar die taai Afrikaans voorman toesig oor 'n groep swartes tot 'n groot leivoor te grawe.

'n Oproep deurgekom hom en ek is gestuur om hom te roep om die huis. Onmiddellik het hy weg is, die swartes gestaak en verlig sigarette.

Ek het teruggekeer na die huis en die voorman het die oproep klaar en hy het gaan staan by die venster kyk die swartes. Ek het gevra of hy gaan hulle ophou rook, Nee, het hy gesê, sal ek tot hulle klaar wag. Wat het hy gedoen. Toe het hy na die groep skree op hulle weer aan die werk te kry.

Hulle het, maar hulle was glimlag, weet hulle ...

(My taal nie te goed nie, ek was in Engeland vir 61 jaar!)
Translation:

I remember an incident on a farm where the tough Afrikaans foreman was supervising a group of blacks to dig a large irrigation ditch.

A call came through to him and I was despatched to call him to the house. Immediately he had left, the blacks downed tools and lit up cigarettes.

I returned to the house and the foreman had finished the call and he stood by the window watching the blacks. I asked if he was going to stop them smoking, No, he said, I’ll wait till they have finished, cigarettes cost much money. Which he did. Then he returned to the group shouting and screaming at them to get back to work.

They did, but they were grinning, they knew…
Ampers

Friday, 2 December 2016

Send this man a Christmas Card

Big Al, sent to prison for, what was it? Ten years. What for? For something they let Muslims off with practically nothing in the UK.

A soldier who lost it for a second.

The politicians do not mind Muslims raping our children, killing our citizens, but one soldier, trained to kill and make split seconds decisions, lost his sanity briefly, gets ten years in prison.

If you feel this is unfair, send this man a Christmas Card. I am going to.

And you can, as the Americans say, "take that to the bank!"


Ampers.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

This is a very amusing, and serious suggestion, we should take on board.

Stefan Molyneux is my favourite Canadian. I watch a lot of his videos as he puts his serious points across with immense humour. In this video he asserts that the American huge national debt is not the people's responsibility.

It really doesn't matter which civilised country throughout the world you live in, this also applies to you. It's 14 minutes of serious/humour.


If you click on the link you will be taken to his "Freedomain" website where he has hundreds of videos on all subjects, ranging from a few minutes to over an hour. Most have a right hand side where he illustrates his talk with references so (not for this one) but many of his videos are best watched on a PC or Notebook in full screen so you can read the references.

Ampers.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Search Google more efficiently

How to search for stuff on Google that most people don't know about

Some excellent tips from the Independent, slightly abbreviated, but click here for the full article.

Some more tips here from Motto Time

And even more here from Life Hack

1. Find your favourite pages again

Feel like re-reading one of your favourite indy100 articles but can't remember the exact wording?

If you search for the parts you can remember and include 'indy100.com' in the search, Google will search the website for you.

2. Search with synonyms

By adding the ~ symbol before a word, Google will look for results for its synonyms.

It will bring up topics on a subject matter rather than ones relevant to a specific word.

This should produce a greater variety of results, and stop them being narrowed by the fact you can't think of another word for it.

3. Asterisk it

If one of the search terms is on the tip of your tongue, add an asterisk '*' into the search and Google will hazard a guess at it.

4. Missing words

If you’re looking up a particular phrase but can only remember a few key words from it, this tool is the one for you.

In between the first and last parts of a search phrase, type the instruction ‘AROUND’ and in brackets the approximate number of missing words.

For example:
‘Now is the AROUND(7) discontent’

5. Add parameters

Sometimes narrowing your search is useful, especially when you want to do it in a particular way. If what you're looking for can have numerical limits, use them.

If you want results that refer to a specific date, or things produced in a certain era (such as car models) add the date range separated by an ellipses.

Same goes for things in a specific weight, age, or size range.

6. Exact phrasing

Another tool that's useful for quotations or lyrics is searching for exact phrasing. By putting your search phrase in "" quotation marks, you can limit the search to that word order and collection of words.

7. Remove certain types of results

Skint but want to search for something that normally returns shopping results? You can remove categories of results by negating words from the search with a minus sign " - ".

For instance searching for good books, you can type "books -buy".

8. Find related sites

For websites that are almost, but not quite like the one you have in mind, put the word 'related:' before your search term.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Are these people nutcases? Or is cholesterol good for you?

 I read the following on this website, can we believe it, are we being foxed?

Read on...

The media, the medical and drug sector, the food industry, and many other sectors have teamed up to sell the masses a pack of lies. And like lab rats the masses believe what they are being force-fed, instead of taking a few seconds to do one simple thing, they instead opt to do nothing, but swallow the blue pill they have been given, instead of opting to question everything. A simple question leads to some research, and research provides alternative viewpoints. A brain that is not exercised is a worthless instrument, and the longer it is not used the more useless it becomes.

We stated several times before that the war against cholesterol was total rubbish. In fact, cholesterol is good; it’s a healing agent, and when levels are high it is trying to protect the organism from allergenic or inflammatory agents. Just like the drug industry once fooled people into believing eggs were bad for health, they continue to pump the nonsense that cholesterol is bad when there is no real credible evidence to support this claim. If you read the research studies they cite you will find that at the very best they are employing something called faulty logic or they are downright lying to support these wild assertions.
 
The real danger is the crap they call beneficial oils that they are trying to push the public to buy and like lab rats the masses willingly oblige.  Any form of seed oil (other than Coconut and olive oil when pure) is dangerous to your health.  Butter is also very good and can be used as an oil substitute.  Do your research on the critical of PUFA and seeds oils. PUFA equals polyunsaturated fats.   Fish oils also fall into this dangerous category. What you think you know could very well end up hurting you seriously. To make things look good, they have created outlets such as prevention magazine and a host of other publications (many of them operating as non-profit) whose sole purpose is disinformation.  If they can make it look like it’s the drug industry versus the so-called toxic health industry it creates the illusion of good versus evil, thus one group can be sold drugs and the other so-called healing agents which are just as dangerous. The end game is to have a host of sick patient’s line up for treatment.

Dr Uffe has clearly debunked the crap that medical industry pushes out re cholesterol. He has published numerous books and the link below clearly illustrates how cholesterol is good for you and that in general higher levels as you age are associated with a longer lifespan.

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=uffe+ravnskov

The second link takes you to Dr Uffe Ravnsov’s website and is loaded with useful information. Again this directly confirms our assertion that those at top look at the masses as nothing but a good source of cannon fodder and why not. The masses are gullible and stupid; they fall for the same ploy over and over again, regardless of whether it comes to learning the real history of the world, investing or regarding their health and welfare. [Ed: The same in politics]  This will never stop; the only thing you can stop is to make sure you are not part of the herd. The masses never have and will never win; the only time they stand any chance of moving up the rung is if they change their way of thinking. To the early bird comes the worm; to the late bird if lucky, the crap, otherwise it is more likely to get shot.

http://www.ravnskov.nu/cholesterol.htm

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Have to admit, I cry when I watch this, even at 77.

Well, not actually cry, but the tears do well up...

It is about South Africa and is in Afrikaans, but I can assure you, you do not need to know the language to feel the despair.

There are various amounts of murders to farm owners and workers so it is hard to ascertain the truth, but it is generally acknowledged that farm murder rates are 50% higher than the rest of South Africa, and although farmers have it tough, killing of white non-farmers in South Africa has halved since the end of Apartheid, whereas black on black killings have swelled enormously.

I've been away for 61 years but still feel the pain.



Ampers
watching.org.uk

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Two schools of thought. Which do you espouse?

A favourite American saying is "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". This is the route to complacency and enables your competitors to catch up.

Around the time of the second world war, W. Edwards Deming tried to push his idea which was "If it's working well, sit down and work out how you can make it work better". This way you'll be continuing to strive for perfection and your competitors will have to be pretty good to catch up as, every time they match your product, you are bringing out an updated one.

But Americans in business laughed at poor William so he packed his bags and moved to Japan after the second world war ended. He pushed his idea to the Japanese bosses -- those readers old enough will remember the trashy, shoddy goods the Japanese were pushing out in 1945-1950.

The Japanese listened to him politely, talked a lot amongst themselves, invited him back for numerous meetings and finally took on board what he said and as you all know, dear readers, Japanese goods are far from shoddy and are some of the best in the world.

The highest award in Japanese award is the Deming Award and Wikipedia states:
"The Deming Prize is a global quality award that recognizes both individuals for their contributions to the field of Total Quality Management (TQM) and businesses that have successfully implemented TQM. It is the oldest and most widely recognized quality award in the world. It was established in 1951 to honor W. Edwards Deming who contributed greatly to Japan’s proliferation of statistical quality control after World War II."
The end of this story? William returned to America where the natives, who had lost out in a big way to the Japanese, fortunately realised their short-sightedness as Deming was invited to speak and lecture throughout the United States and there is now "The Deming Institute".

How shameless remainers lie to the Brish Public

Andrew Neil totally destroys this Remainer, James McGory, a director of the pressure Group, "Open Britain", a self-important liar who has absolutely no shame whatsoever.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video must be worth a million




Ampers
watching.org.uk

Sunday, 20 November 2016

What, exactly is the "WatchingUK" website about?

The website at www.watching.org.uk is a website formed by a chairman of  a Grassroots out section in Barnet running street stalls informing the public about the evils of the EU and persuading as many as possible to vote for Brexit.

He is in his seventies and would love other Brexiteers to supply him with good news and bad news items on how we are faring now we voted out  Good news for the former, and how powerful people are forcing the government not to leave the EU for the latter.

The contents of the website include:
  • a list of powerful remainers against Brexit
  • a list of Theresa May's choice for her first cabinet, with photographs and whether they voted Leave or Remain,
  • a list of links to relevant websites such as news, politically parties, bodies etc.
  • a list, with links, of over twenty other groups who, like us, are also watching the politicians carefully.
  • a blog of good news about what is happening in the UK since we voted for Brexit
  • a blog which lists items which show things will not be plain sailing for us.
Click on the link above and see for yourself.

Ampers.


It's happening in the USA, when will it come to the UK?

Or has it already. Is George Soros the money behind Common Purpose. Watch this video and be horified.

If YouTube removes this video, and they might, send me a message and I'll send you a copy. or download Firefox and you can download any YouTube video straight to your computer using one of the add-ons in Firefox.

Now for the most terrifying video you'll ever watch - and remember - all this is just by one very rich man.


Ampers.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Are our politicians pulling their weight?

Facts first and then the blog:

People
USA 318.9 million
UK      64.1 million

United States
Upper House 100 Senators Min 30 years, In USA 9 years
Lower House 435 Reprs       Min 25 years. In USA 7 years

United Kingdom
Upper House 460 Lords Minimum 18 years old
Lower House 450 MPs Min 18 yrs old and never bankrupt

Land Mass
USA 3,796,913 square miles
UK         94,057 square miles

Voters covered per politician

USA
Upper House 3,189,000 voters *
Lower House    733,103 voters *
 
UK
Upper House      84,342 voters *
Lower House      98,615 voters *

Area covered by the politicians

USA
Upper House 37,969 square miles
Lower House    8,728 square miles

UK
Upper House      204 square miles
Lower House      209 square miles

According to  Viviane Reding, a European Commissioner from Luxembourg, 74% of all UK law emanates from the EU

* This doesn't include illegals

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So, considering, our MPs workload for lawmaking has now reduced by three-quarters, and taking the above figures into question, the question we have to ask ourselves is, how lazy are the bastards in Westminster and taking into question their expenses and how they milk them, how honest and hard-working are our politicians. Bear in mind they have offices and staff provided for them.

There are three types of laws emanating from the EU and the reason you get four sets bandied about is that different politicians mention the different type of their choosing, Nick Clegg mentions the lowest type at 7% for example. Viviane Reding added them all up which is why her EU figure of 74% is accurate.

I'll leave you to study the above figures and ponder. Don't forget to take the differences between the area USA politicians have to cover and the piddly areas our UK politicians cover.

E&OE

Ampers

Saturday, 12 November 2016

How to avoid hiring lefties.

I was chatting to a fellow South African businessman some time ago and he told me of his secret of not hiring lefties.

He had never hunted but, in his reception, when interviewing future staff, he put up a painting of him standing with one foot on a dead lion at his feet, and holding a very long rifle, he had especially commissioned. If a lefty hadn't been put off by this, he had pictures of bawdy nearly naked women hanging on his office wall (with very large... eyes) together with a notice on his desk "Help us make money for the Conservative Party" etched expensively in brass. He had never given them a penny, nor any other political party. The result is, he had  200 hard workers and made a lot of money.

Once staff had been employed, the props were carefully stored for the next time.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

It's appropriate to remind Americans of the US Elections today

The teacher said, "Good Morning, Class, let's begin by reviewing some History. Who said: 'Give me Liberty, or give me Death'?"

She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Little Akio, a bright foreign exchange student from Japan, who had his hand up: "Patrick Henry, 1775,"  he said. "Very good!" said the teacher,

"Who said:  'Government of the People, by the People, for the People, shall not perish from the Earth'?"

Again, no response except from Little Akio: "Abraham Lincoln, 1863."

"Excellent!" said the teacher continuing. "Let's try one a bit more difficult.
Who said, 'Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country?"

Once again, Akio's was the only hand in the air and he said: "John F. Kennedy, 1961."

The teacher snapped at the class, "Class, you should be ashamed of yourselves.
Little Akio isn't from this country and he knows more about our history than you do."

She heard a loud whisper: "Fuck the Japs."

"Who said that? I want to know right now !" ...she angrily  demanded.

Little Akio put his hand up, "General MacArthur, 1945."

At that point, a student in the back said, "I'm gonna puke."

The teacher glared at the class and asked, "All right! Now who said that?"

Again, Little Akio says, "George Bush to the Japanese Prime Minister, 1991."

Now furious, another student yelled, "Oh yeah? Suck this!"

Little Akio jumped out of his chair waving his hand and shouted to the teacher,
"Bill Clinton, to Monica Lewinsky, 1997!"

Now with almost mob hysteria reigning in the class, someone said, "You little shit! If you say anything else, I'll kill you!"

Little Akio frantically yelled at the top of his voice, "Michael Jackson to the children testifying against him, 2004."

The teacher fainted.

As the class gathered around the teacher on the floor, someone said, "Oh Crap, we are finished."

Little Akio said quietly, "Americans, if Hillary gets elected.

Ampers

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Why have an electronic WiFi and bluetooth wristwatch?

I succumbed to the idea of an Android Wear watch a few weeks ago. I researched the market and decided I didn't want any of the first generation watches as most companies said their next watches would be out in November and December.

After narrowing the choice to LG and Samsung, I took fright in learning that the Samsung watch didn't need the phone and it would work over the Internet. One company in the States said that they would charge $10 a month for the watch to work through their aerials, so that could possibly mean £10 a month in the UK! So I bought the LG's G Watch R and it was delivered the day it was released.


I hasten to add, this is not meant to be a review, just a few things I found useful on using the watch.

One thing I liked that a friend had with the earlier LG watch was it vibrated three times if you were out of Bluetooth signal. Ideal if you had left your phone on a bar or café table. Or, in my case, leaving home without it. For me, it was worth £232.20 (but already slightly reduced on Amazon) just for that one thing. My phone cost over £500 and would be an expensive loss.

There are two dozen different watch faces and you can buy from a greater choice on Google Play. If you go to settings, you can arrange for the face to go blank after a few seconds, thus preserving battery life.  At the end of a long day, before placing the watch in its power cradle, I still have around half of the battery life left. Also, when I brought the wrist up at the usual angle to check the time, it automatically turns on. Neat.

The watch is round, and isn't small. However, I have a wiry build which means my wrists aren't that large, but the watch sits on it comfortably. Slightly larger and it would have been awkward.

All notifications come to the watch. There is no sound but you always notice the vibration on your wrist. Using the Android Wear app on your phone, you can choose which notifications if you don't want them all. You can also choose to turn off all notification sounds on your phone when the watch is connected.

I always liked a drink in my younger days and one problem which arises in later years is the short term memory is affected. I sometimes think of an idea, and a few minutes later it has been completely forgotten. Now that doesn't happen. I use "Google Keep" on my computer and my phone.Now, all I do when I get an idea is to bring the watch up, say "OK Google" then "Take a note". I then record my note and, when I return to my study, all I need to do is to check my notes on my desktop. That is, when I remember to!

Finally, here is a list of commands you can speak into the watch for further action.

Take a note
Remind me to (at 6 pm)
Set an alarm for xpm
Set a timer for x minutes
Start stopwatch
What does my day look like (tomorrow) (Thursday)
When is my next meeting
(Send a message = text message) or
Text John Smith's mobile – wait a second for the command and send message
Send email to John Smith
Navigate to 15 Smith Street N3 1BY
Directions to Jean Smith's home
Find the Westminster BrG Watch R idge
Where's the nearest pub
John Lewis stores in London
How far is Costas from my home
When is the next Springboks game
How did the Springboks do
Weather in Stellenbosch?
What's the weather in London tomorrow
What time is it in Cape Town?
How do you say "hello" in Zulu?
What does xxx mean
How many calories in a banana
What's Greene King's stock price
What's 500 grams in pounds
Convert 12ozs to gramsG Watch R
What is the sq root of 2209
When is sunset?
When is Good Friday
When was AlbTake a note
Remind me to (at 6 pm)
Set an alarm for xpm
Set a timer for x minutes
Start stopwatch
What does my day look like (tomorrow) (Thursday)
When is my next meeting
Send email to John Smith
Navigate to 15 Smith Street N3 1BY
Directions to Jean Smith's home
Find the Westminster BrG Watch R idge
Where's the nearest pub
John Lewis stores in London
How far is Costas from my home
When is the next Springboks game
How did the Springboks do
Weather in Stellenbosch?
What's the weather in London tomorrow
What time is it in Cape Town?
How do you say "hello" in Zulu?
What does xxx mean
How many calories in a banana
What's Greene King's stock price
What's 500 grams in pounds
Convert 12ozs to gramsG Watch R
What is the sq root of 2209
When is sunset?
When is Good Friday
When was Albert Einstein born
How tall is David Cameron
How tall is St Paul's Cathedral
How old is David Nuttall
How hot is the sun
Show me my steps
Settings
How tall is David Cameron
How tall is St Paul's Cathedral
How old is David Nuttall
How hot is the sun
Show me my steps
Settings

Of course, since I wrote this article a little while ago, Google Android have probably increased the amount of commands!

Ampers.

Friday, 4 November 2016

The One Minute Manager meets the monkey

During my life when running businesses, or managing sales teams, I was an avid reader of books on management, sales and self performance. In my time I have owned over a hundred such books, and now want to tell you about the very best book.

The book I favour most is in Ken Blanchard's "one minute manager" series. Alas it was the only book in the series I really rated. But not to worry, as this is the best book I have read and it is still available, is inexpensive, and is only 155 pages long.

The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey

This book has two areas where a manager can better himself. The first is how to avoid taking on people's problems. The monkey is that invisible animal your member of staff has on his back. As soon as you accept his problem to deal with, then the monkey leaps from his back to your back.

The first half of the book deals with ways of dealing with this.

The second half of the book deals with your junior staff. The problem here is, from the time a school leaver obtains his first job he may use his initiative once, and then gets shouted down, and that's it. He or she keeps their head down and just does what is ordered. Often getting shouted at as he goes along.

Then, perhaps, he gets a job in your company. The book explains how you can grow that punch-drunk kid into a reliable member of staff who might even rise to be a junior executive or more.

The book is available on Amazon UK for only £5.99 (at the time of writing this review).

I no longer have many of my management books but still have this one in my bookcase.

Ampers

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

How much time do you spend searching for a web address? I don't!


One of the benefits of using Firefox is the possibility of having your own opening page. There are dozens and dozens of web pages I want to access, once a month, once a week or even many times a day.

So I am slowly building up a start page system for Firefox. Alas, Google don’t make it easy to insert your own start page, which is why I moved to Firefox.

It hasn’t been prettied up yet, and there are still dozens of sites to enter.

Here is the opening “start page” screen. Every title in each box is a link to another page, and by the time I have finished, there will be at least two more rows in the table.


I have split up the Google sites into two. Under Google Drive I have the Drive apps, docs, spreadsheets etc as I am on G Suite for Business (ten bucks a month with unlimited storage in the cloud)*** and I get to use my own domain instead of @gmail.com. In addition, this gives me access to everything, whether on my desktop, notebook, tablet or smartphone. In addition, it allows access to any computer anywhere in the world which I have access to.

Once I click on the subject link in the above illustration, I go into the links page for visiting any website in that particular group.

Here is just one of the many pages of links. Some of my pages are short, like the below Google page and some of them are in two columns. These are also within a table but with the borders hidden.


So with a couple of clicks of my mouse I can get straight into a hundred or more websites without typing a single letter.

If you know how to do this within the Google Chrome browser, which comes up automatically when you fire Google up, please add a comment so everyone can see. Also any comments on whether this can be done in IE, Safari or Opera would be useful.

Ampers

*** They have a referral plan and if you use this link then you get 20% off your first year's bill. I get a tenner, which I will use to support a Brexit Watching Group.

Computer efficiency tip to speed up web loading


One of the benefits of using Firefox is the possibility of having your own opening page. There are dozens and dozens of web pages I want to access, once a month, once a week or even many times a day.

So I am slowly building up a “start page” system for Firefox. Alas, Google don’t make it easy to insert your own start page, which is why I moved to Firefox.

It hasn’t been prettied up yet, and there are still dozens of sites to enter.

Here is the opening “start page” screen. Every title in each box is a link to another page, and by the time I have finished, there will be at least two more rows in the table.



I have split up the Google sites into two. Under Google Drive I have the Drive apps, docs, spreadsheets etc as I am on G Suite for Business (ten bucks a month with unlimited storage in the cloud) and I get to use my own domain instead of @gmail.com. In addition, this gives me access to everything, whether on my desktop, notebook, tablet or smartphone, or any computer anywhere in the world.

Once I click on the subject link in the above illustration, I go into the links page for visiting any website in that particular group.

Here is just one of the many pages of links. Some of my pages are short, like the below Google page and some of them are in two columns. These are also within a table but with the borders hidden.

Xxxx

So with a couple of clicks of my mouse I can get straight into a hundred or more websites without typing a single letter.

If you know how to do this within the Google Chrome browser, which comes up automatically when you fire Google up, please add a comment so everyone can see. Also any comments on whether this can be done in IE, Safari or Opera would be useful.

Ampers