One of the most delicious ways to spend a Saturday, especially one that's cold and rainy like today, is to collect the papers early, make a cup of tea and settle down to read them against a backdrop to Saturday Kitchen. I got as far as reading the regular IT advice page written by Rick Maybury and thought I'd just check something on his webpage www.rickmaybury.com. I clicked on the internet, found the page, then surfed onto his tip of the day, reproduced below in its full gory horror.
"This probably sounds a bit mawkish but what with all this New Year malarkey, good intentions and broken resolutions, this might be a good time to think about when you are going to die… If you still need any prompting to give up fags and alcohol, or loose a bit of weight then just tap your details into the Death Clock and see how long you’ve got to go. Of course the result you get is only an estimate, but the principles behind the clock are sound and if your lifestyle is on the risky side then this might just be the nudge you need to stick to those resolutions. I’m definitely going to make the most of my remaining 700 million seconds..."
Suddenly that second piece of gingerbread doesn't look quite so delicious.