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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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New wheels

July 16th, 2016 · Comments Off on New wheels · Life

More evidence, if it was ever needed, that I would make a very poor Top Gear presenter: only eleven days after buying a new car, I finally got round to driving it! The gap is because I don’t really need a car much myself and if Jayne and I go anywhere together she usually drives […]

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Gotta catch ’em all

July 16th, 2016 · Comments Off on Gotta catch ’em all · Life, Technology

Tonight was not exactly how I imagined my middle ages to be. At home, babysitting the grandchildren, while the wife takes the dogs out for a walk – returning after two-and-a-half hours, dead chuffed because she now has a Pikachu.

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