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A blast from the past

January 27th, 2015 · No Comments · 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 […]

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Churchill

January 25th, 2015 · No Comments · 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 […]

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Dave Gorman is goodish

December 11th, 2014 · No Comments · 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 […]

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Say cheese!

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 […]

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So

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 […]

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Commoners Knave

November 4th, 2014 · Comments Off · Life

I think I stumbled across an infinite source of potential band names – crosswords. You don’t even have to solve them, just look at the answers for the previous day. All you do is look for a pair of answers on the same row that just sound right together. You do get some brilliant pairs. […]

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Cast the net wider

November 3rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Life, Politics

To adapt Oscar Wilde a little: To lose one chair of an inquiry into historical child abuse, Mr. Cameron, may be regarded as a misfortune, to lose two looks like carelessness. People have been asking whether the failure of the government to find somebody to chair this inquiry who doesn’t have some sort of personal […]

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Britain is a miserable sight

October 31st, 2014 · Comments Off · Life

I came aacross an eye-catching quote this evening: Britain is a miserable sight. A society of failures, full of apathy, and aroused only by envy at the success of others. This is why we will continue to decline. Not because of our economic or industrial problems. They are soluble. But because the psychology of our […]

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Ouch

September 7th, 2014 · Comments Off · Life

The Crawley News has a story about a man having to be cut out of a wheelie bin, which really gives you nothing about the incident except that “it is unclear why he was in the bin”, but the article starts spectacularly. It says: THE life of a firefighter is never dull. At the weekend […]

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If I could live anywhere

September 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Life

If I could live anywhere, I think I would like to live on whatever planet they use to film the many TV adverts for bathroom supplies. Actually, there may only be two companies advertising bathrooms on TV, and they may only have one advert each, but they are shown so often that it feels like […]

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