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Fridge? Ha! If we wanted something kept cool, it was put on the kitchen outside windowsill. (During the summer, we didn't buy stuff that needed to be kept cool; milk was delivered in the morning and was warm by lunchtime.) We did have a fridge, but it didn't work so we just used it as a cupboard. So: "a fridge? You were lucky; there were a hundred and sixty of us living in a small shoebox in the middle of the road."
same here, I keep trying to learn it but it just doesn't seem to sink in properly. I did manage to create a small script recently when moving from VS2017 to VS2019, which upgraded all my C++ projects, and tidied up the rest. If only I could expand on what I learned.