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Bees: the miracle powering modern computing

Computers. How do they work? Magic? Bees? Magnets? Who knows. All those components, wires and other bits and bobs, it’s pretty much a mystery that we’ll never really understand. Well, no, actually. Almost nothing (I say almost because, well, you … 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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That’s no moon!

Itook my umbrella to London the other day in order to prevent it from raining. It was Mrs Cobra’s idea, she reminded me that Murphy’s Law means that if I don’t take it, I will end up more drenched than … Continue reading

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The invasion of the giraffes

Since the baby Cobra joined us late last year, there has been a marked increase in the number of giraffes in our house. From where I am sitting, for example, I can see four giraffes – which I believe is … Continue reading

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Corks-a-poppin’

Here’s my expression when I checked my email every morning for the past few weeks: It’s what I expect is the standard expression for iPhone developers going through app approval the first time. Here is the full sequence of sheer … Continue reading

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