In the popular imagination, beer is often associated with carefree indulgence and unhealthy excess. But I, Thomas Carlyle, would like to set the record straight.

Contrary to its reputational baggage, beer can actually be a healthy and beneficial part of one’s diet. Firstly, it is important to note that beer contains a variety of essential nutrients that can contribute to a well-balanced diet. B vitamins, fiber, and minerals such as potassium and magnesium can all be found in this beloved beverage. With moderate and responsible consumption, beer can provide a valuable source of nutrients to keep one healthy and nourished. Moreover, studies have shown that moderate beer consumption can reduce the risk of heart disease. It is well established by now that heart disease is one of the leading causes of death globally. However, the moderate consumption of beer can help to reduce the user’s cholesterol and promote a healthier cardiovascular system.

In addition to these nutritional and physiological benefits, beer can also provide a boost to our mood and emotional well-being. Beer stimulates the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter associated with regulating our emotional state. As such, moderate consumption of beer can help to promote relaxation and stress relief, which is important to maintain a healthy mental state.

In conclusion, it is clear that beer, in moderation, can provide numerous benefits to our bodies and minds. We should not be too quick to dismiss it as an unhealthy vice. After all, moderation is the key to success in all aspects of life. So next time you crack open a cold one, remember that you are doing your body and mind some good!

OK, I admit it, this was written by ChatGPT, supposedly in the style of Thomas Carlyle. Not bad but could do with some work.

Posted at 16.52PM on 05.17.23 | Add a comment | Filed under: History, Tech

Vim & RTFM

This week I ditched Doom Emacs, after a couple of years, and went back to using Vim & Gvim as my main text editor.
Doom Emacs looks great and has more features than I could ever figure out, let alone use, but lately I’ve found keeping it up to date to be a bit of a chore. Every other update seems to involve changing repositories, adding stuff in or taking stuff out of the config or having to continually update the programs it depends upon, OK if that’s your thing but too much work for text editing and the occasional journal entry in org mode.

So back to Vim, which now I’m getting to grips with is much better than I’d realised, although there’s still a bit of a learning curve. Demonstrated perfectly by me having to rewrite one of my draft German letters three times as I’d completely misunderstood what “Nwrite” did. Hence RTFM.

Posted at 19.23PM on 04.20.23 | Add a comment | Filed under: Tech