About the CobrasI'm a C, C++, Objective C and PHP programmer. I develop various things for PCs, Macs and the iOS platforms. On and off I'm developing an iPhone game which I expect I shall never finish. I feature progress reports on how far I am from completing it in this blog along with me rattling on about learning French and any other junk I need to get off my chest. I shouldn't really need to say it in this day and age, but obviously, the opinions here are mine and not those of anyone who pays me... unless I've been bribed, in which case, all bets are off. There's more here.
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Tag Archives: train
Duh duh duh. Duh duh duh. Duh duh duh
Duh duh duh. The sound of GSM digital phones interfering with electronics. It’s also the sound of lies, as I enjoyed witnessing on BBC breakfast a couple of months ago. They’d wheeled in a chap called Michael Roberts from ATOC … Continue reading
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Tea, Earl Grey, Hot
“What can be palpably more absurd and ridiculous than the prospect held out of locomotives travelling twice as fast as stagecoaches?” – member of the public, early 19th century England In 1823, Robert Stephenson and Company was formed with the … Continue reading
Posted in Cool stuff Tagged 18:14 party train, 3d printer, bad predictions, cobra art, germs, the future, train 9 Comments
Why stop at the pub? Let’s eat on the MOON!
Good food is not measured by quantity. Having a stack of beans, coleslaw and “meat” left over at the end of a meal does not mean that it was a good one. At the other end of the spectrum some … Continue reading
Posted in My iPhone game Tagged castle-nine-popes, cobra art, iPhone, losing-track-of-reality, space snake, train 1 Comment
A bad travel day
So my conspiracy theory is that Shell, Esso and BP sponsor our county council to ensure that there is always at least one set of complex roadworks making town ‘bastable’1 – that’s ‘not quite impassable’. I imagine council bastabling clerks … Continue reading
Posted in Miscellaneous rubbish Tagged bastable, bus, guided bus, rants, train, travel nightmare 2 Comments