Category Archives: Miscellaneous rubbish

Conversational Geography

“Civility is only a passenger – not a driver – on the information superhighway.” – Don Rittner So, this is interesting. Jeff Atwood, one of the chaps who was instrumental in building what has become, without a shadow of a … Continue reading

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I know what I did last summer

You, like most people on this planet, probably have a dishwasher. Even if you don’t, you almost certainly know how to use one. I, on the other hand, had neither owned nor used a dishwasher until last summer when thanks … Continue reading

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Top secret big nuts

For top secret work1 reasons I am learning a touch of C# at the moment. Normally, because it’s a Microsoft technology, you’d expect any knowledge you acquire to be transient due to their merciless and comprehensive deprecation strategy. This, as … Continue reading

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Aliens… from Mars

“♫ So remember, when you’re feeling very small and insecure, How amazingly unlikely is your birth, ♬ ♪ And pray that there’s intelligent life somewhere up in space, ‘Cause there’s bugger all down here on Earth. ♬♩” – Eric Idle, … Continue reading

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Which low hanging fruit are you?

Unless you’re a hermit who lives in a pineapple under the sea, you’ve almost certainly read/heard about an unfortunate incident in recent days where hackers made off with over six million user accounts from Linked In. They broke in and … Continue reading

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Twelve Spider Pile-up

My umbrella looks like a twelve spider pileup. Instead of the glorious press-sliiiiide-sproingggg action that it used to do when I deployed it, I now get a urrggghhh, griiiiind, thuhhhhd followed by the sprinkling and tinkling sound of little bits … Continue reading

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The Zombie Apocalypse

We all know that the zombie apocalypse is coming, but when, exactly? Well, if the movies are anything to go by, I would say quite soon. Indeed, if you can bear it, it probably makes sense to hang around teenagers … Continue reading

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Five no trumps. What could go wrong?

Whilst I feel like a fallback to the British empire saying this (hahaha! We once had an empire!), I must express my enormous disappointment about the severe lack of bridge players these days. I think of it as a national … Continue reading

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Book Club

The first rule of Book Club is that we talk about Book Club as often as we can because books are cool. Recently, I read The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. It was forced on me by my … Continue reading

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The youth of today

Iremember when I was a youth of today. Then, today becomes yesterday, then yesterday becomes the 80s and the 90s and with a radio retune to BBC Radio 4, I find that the only rocking drugs I am doing are … Continue reading

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