About Kev Partner

I'm a writer, coder and businessperson based in Hampshire.

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  • Kev shared from Good Omens by Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
    It may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused, not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people.
    Note: Indeed
  • Kev shared from Raising Steam: (Discworld novel 40) (Discworld series) by Terry Pratchett
    And all that anyone can say now is: What next? What little thing will change the world because the little tinkers carried on tinkering?’
  • Kev shared from Raising Steam: (Discworld novel 40) (Discworld series) by Terry Pratchett
    The Queen appeared as innocent as one of those mountains which year after year do nothing very much but smoke a little, and then one day end up causing a whole civilization to become an art installation.
    Note: Genius
  • Kev shared from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien
    ‘Sneaking, sneaking!’ he hissed. ‘Hobbits always so polite, yes. O nice hobbits! Sméagol brings them up secret ways that nobody else could find. Tired he is, thirsty he is, yes thirsty; and he guides them and he searches for paths, and they say sneak, sneak. Very nice friends, O yes my precious, very nice.’ Sam felt a bit remorseful, though not more trustful. ‘Sorry,’ he said. ‘I’m sorry, but you startled me out of my sleep. And I shouldn’t have been sleeping, and that made me a bit sharp. But Mr. Frodo, he’s that tired, I asked him to have a wink; and well, that’s how it...
    Note: Sneaking!
  • Kev shared from The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London by Judith Flanders
    In theory, horsemeat was not sold for human consumption, but most people were sure that it was. The tongues were also sold, in the guise of ox tongues, the hearts and kidneys masquerading as ox hearts and kidneys.
    Note: More evidence that nothing much has changed in the last 150 years..
  • Kev shared from The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London by Judith Flanders
    The best of the diseased animals were quietly slipped over to the sausage machine, ‘to be advantageously mixed with the choppings of horse-flesh’ and ‘sold to the poor, in small lots by gas-light, on Saturday nights, or in the form of soup; and to the rich, in the disguise of a well-seasoned English German-sausage’.
    Note: Shady practice at Smithfield Market in 1850 and Romania 2013
  • Kev shared from Great Expectations: Premium Edition (Unabridged, Illustrated, Table of Contents) by Charles Dickens
    "Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There's no better rule."
    Note: mr Jaggers. A man after my own heart.
  • Kev shared from Dodger by Terry Pratchett
    And that was how Dodger and Simplicity got into Parliament, indeed with the cut-throat razor – and with a lie, which was fine, considering that’s how so many people got into Parliament.
    Note: how true
  • Kev shared from The Long Earth: (Long Earth 1) by Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    will do most of the things you would expect of a domestic cat, except for shitting in your stereo headphones – a common complaint I’m told.
    Note: aint that the truth
  • Kev shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000JMJVK4/ref=r_soa_p_i
    Half a dozen leaders of South Korea's largest Buddhist order have been forced to resign amid a scandal in which monks were caught on video drinking, smoking and playing poker for high stakes at a memorial event for a dead Zen master.
    Note: it's the same the world over!