Today we went out to Essex for our second funeral of the week. This time it was Auntie Ivy. In terms of strict biology she was not actually my auntie, but on the other hand she was because she was sort of everybody’s auntie, having had 105 years to accumulate honorory nephews and neices. Despite […]
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February 28th, 2015 · No Comments · Life
…I think my mobile phone might be a little racist, even if only inadvertantly. I was adding somebody called Gurinder to the contacts on my phone and it auto-corrected it to “Grinder”. Seriously though, why on Earth should auto-correct be enabled on fields for names?
February 20th, 2015 · No Comments · Life
This time yesterday I had never heard of Naarden, now it is on my list of places I really fancy visiting – and unlike most of the other places on my list (e.g. Tromso, Uruguay) it is actually affordable to get to. If, like me yesterday, you aren’t aware of the place then I defy […]
February 14th, 2015 · No Comments · Life
A was a little gobsmacked the other day, while reading this bit of property porn on the local paper’s website. It is about a house for sale for £900,000. It has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a cellar, a stable block converted to a games room, and 1.25 acres of land. If that wasn’t enough, it […]
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February 2nd, 2015 · No Comments · Life, Technology
The fax machine was invented before the telephone. For its first fifteen years of existence it was only used to transmit transfer requests between football teams.
January 27th, 2015 · Comments Off · Life, Technology
While looking for something in the system32 directory of a Windows 7 computer the other day (I still can’t quite bring myself to call it a folder) I came across the file pifmgr.dll It was a bit like when you are on Facebook or Linkedin and see the name of somebody you knew or worked […]
January 25th, 2015 · Comments Off · Life
The anniversary of Churchill’s death this weekend saw Nicholas Soames popping up all over the TV. As you may guess, I am not a big fan of Soames. On top of all the normal reasons to dislike a Tory you can add his shamelss trading on the reputation of his illustrious relative. I do think […]
December 11th, 2014 · Comments Off · Life
In the past few weeks I have been enjoying Modern Life is Goodish on Dave, featuring Dave Gorman and his PowerPoint slides. Dave Gorman seems to have found a nice little niche doing shows that owe more to presentations than to stand-up comedy but are nevertheless funny. I imagine that he would be funny without […]
November 21st, 2014 · Comments Off · Life
Watching the news tonight I saw the familiar sight of prisoners being transported into a police station in those vans with the little heavily-tinted windows and the odd photographer breaking loose from the pack to hold their camera up to the heavily-tinted window at arm’s length to try and snap a photo or two. With […]
November 17th, 2014 · Comments Off · Life
The last few months have seen the regular annual influx of new graduate joiners at work, which means two things: a temporary tendency for the building to smell of Lynx and a permanent increase in the number of people who start every answer to a question with the word “so”. This habit used to be […]