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Lionheart

August 19th, 2016 · Comments Off on Lionheart · Life

It is a shame that Ted Heath already used the phrase ‘the unacceptable face of capitalism’ to describe Tiny Rowland, or rather the activities of his company, because it looks like it should have been saved up for Philip Green, whose new £100m superyacht, Lionheart,  was all over the news today. It is probably just […]

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Olympics do it again

August 17th, 2016 · Comments Off on Olympics do it again · Life

Right up to the eve of the opening ceremony Rio 2016 was shaping up to be the disaster that we thought London would be 4 years ago but, like in 2012, it all seems to be working out fine. In truth, it probably isn’t going as smoothly as London, and even the weather isn’t as […]

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Favourite films

August 16th, 2016 · Comments Off on Favourite films · Life

The current trend on Twitter is for people to list their seven favourite films using the hashtag #fav7films. I wonder if anybody has yet posted this: Police Academy Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment Police Academy 3: Back in Training Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach Police Academy 6: […]

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The Monty Hall spreadheet

August 12th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Monty Hall spreadheet · Life

Somebody at work recently discovered the Monty Hall problem and got into an argument with a colleague about it, which led to him writing a VB program to demonstrate the solution. I suggested that you could probably knock up a decent simulation of the solution in Excel, using only in-cell formulas and not resorting to […]

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Some more useful prejudices

August 11th, 2016 · Comments Off on Some more useful prejudices · Life

A little while ago I wrote about some of my favourite prejudices, but it was far from an exhaustive list, and I have a few more things to add to it. Obviously these are just pedantic pet peeves, and I am not going to stop paying attention completely to somebody who, for example, writes”shouldn’t of”, […]

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Robert Nye

August 8th, 2016 · Comments Off on Robert Nye · Life

Today I came across an obituary of the writer Robert Nye, who died last month. I wasn’t aware that he had died and if I am honest I hadn’t realised he was still alive because, although he is described as a ‘poet and author’, I only knew of him through his novels, and the last […]

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Extreme Gardening

August 7th, 2016 · Comments Off on Extreme Gardening · Life

I have never really got on with gardening. I know that a lot of people love it and see it as either a hobby, an artform, therapy, exercise, or some mixture of all that. I see it as more like warfare. I know that some gardeners are in a state of constant warfare against insects […]

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Overpackaging

August 6th, 2016 · Comments Off on Overpackaging · Life

The other day Jayne and I went down to visit the kids and help them sort out some stuff in their new flat. The main part of this was sorting out a large delivery of furniture from World of Oak Furnitureland, or something like that. The furniture was all pre-assembled. All that needed doing was […]

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On the road again

July 26th, 2016 · Comments Off on On the road again · Life

As it was a nice day, dry but not too not, and as the training centre is only a mile or so away, I decided to go by bicycle. It wasn’t too bad. I only had to resort to foul language and Italian-style arm gestures once on the way back when a silver hatchback carved […]

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Morality

July 26th, 2016 · Comments Off on Morality · Life

I had to attend a training session today on the subject of business ethics. The trainer and one of the other attendees had lisps so it was probably the first event of its kind that I have been to where nobody made the predicatable ethics/Essex jokes. OK, so it is usually me making the ethics/Essex […]

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