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Yellowing

I was young once, like an acorn,
and now just look at me.
And take these bloody ribbons
off the old oak tree.

Victory for tenants as Santander backs down on rent rise clause

In the face of co-ordinated action from renters’ groups across eight cities, Santander bank have confirmed that they’re backing down and removing a clause from their mortgage contracts that required buy-to-let landlords to “take all steps to ensure… the maximum increase in the rent which can reasonably be achieved”. 60 more words

Stuff That I Think Is Pretty Awesome

Day of tenants' action against Santander and rent rises, Saturday 18th February

As part of the move to develop a national tenants’/renters’ union, people in eight cities will be taking action against Santander this Saturday, demanding that the bank drops a clause in its mortgage contracts that requires landlords to “take all steps to ensure… the maximum increase in the rent which can reasonably be achieved”. 15 more words

Protests

Recursion (BBC)

Another chapter from Creative Graphics on the BBC B Microcomputer (by John Cownie) this time discussing recursion. This is one of my favourite areas of graphical displays whereby a comparatively simple shape is drawn repeatedly in order to build up a more complex pattern – a characteristics of fractals. 3,339 more words

Programming

Animation (BBC B)

This chapter from Creative Graphics on the BBC B Microcomputer (by John Cownie) now moves on to animation. The author is honest in noting that the BBC despite all of its excellent selling points can be a bit difficult to generate moving graphics. 2,378 more words

Programming