I am Weird Sly Kip, of no particular importance to anyone other than a few, one of whom I married, a couple are my children and of course my grandchildren. With no accreditation in anything other than tooling engineering, I am not a member of any political parties, associations or clubs that I can think of.

I have no followers other than my dog and he is on a leash. He is well trained and like most people never pulls on the lead and salivates on command.

I do not want “likes”, “tweets”, nor your comments. This site is simply a collection of notes for me, for handy reference. a distraction until fate changes the course of my life. Until then, all the best.

I am Indebted

To my sweetheart, I owe my life, I would have given up a long time ago but for her holding my hand.

I was smiled on by a stranger

I was blessed to receive a kidney; to be nurtured back from the edge and live every day knowing that it is great to be.

Thank-you Stranger

I am a Grandfather

The websites is about story time for my 3 grandchildren.

I am an Agrarian

When possible I am on my tractor, in the forest or rooting though the soil. I hope to die in my garden, with my work boots and “farmer pants” on picking beetles off my potatoes. My life a willing descent from dust to dust.

I was a Toolmaker

Starting in 1978 apprenticed as a tool and die maker and then tool designer, worked in the telecom, defense and product development industries for over 40 years. I am an expert in the design and building of tooling that makes plastic, metal and die cast parts.

I was a Business Owner

I founded, managed, grew and sold a successful tool and die importing company that had offices in Ottawa, Shenzhen and New Delhi. I have traveled around the world 20 times and experienced Hong Kong when it was free.

I respect courage

As the world burns around us we need to look to those who speak truth to power. Hans and Sophie Scholl represent humanity at its best.

It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
Acts, IX. 5.

May you rest in peace.

This is an Oasis

No cookies, feeds, solicitation, no tracking, no social monitoring, I have nothing to sell.

I am not trying to understand you, sort you, and then sell you as an anonymous block that behaves in an easy to understand, predictable manner.

It is not just possible to live a very happy digital life without Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter or Microsoft; it is absolutely essential to free yourself from the aforementioned digital whores who systematically sow discord to their own advantage.

The unfettered world is all just one click away. It is your click we are waiting for. Linux awaits. Pull on the lead. Surprise the algorithm.