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Demolition Time

January 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Life

If you live in a mid-terrace house, and wake to find the house next door is being demolished it cannot be much fun, and you have to wonder just how much more brazen developers can get. On the other hand, you have to worry a bit about the neighbours when they can say “The safety […]

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Questions And Answers

November 18th, 2008 · Comments Off on Questions And Answers · Life, Work

There is a saying in politics that goes along the lines of ‘don’t ask a question unless you are sure of what the answer is’. Today I discovered the hard way that it applies in other areas too.

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Good Times

October 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Good Times · Music

Today and yesterday I have been working my way through the Yazoo box set In Your Room.   I have been able to give it my full attention because all my subtle hints about the new Metallica album coming out a week before my birthday fell on deaf ears.

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Shooting Star

September 12th, 2008 · Comments Off on Shooting Star · Life

The round-up of the Paralympics on the BBC tonight showed a bit of the shooting competition, where Matt Skelhon won a gold medal.  I hadn’t seen coverage of Paralympic or Olympic shooting before – possibly because it is one of the least TV-friendly sports so doesn’t get shown much

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Rediscovered words

June 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on Rediscovered words · Life

Yesterday’s Guardian carried a small story about the Tate gallery having an exhibition of paintings by Western artists that have an Eastern subject. The headline was “Gateway to the East: Tate shows rediscovered works” but it the story itself contains something of a rediscovered word… look in the antepenultimate paragraph and there is the quote: […]

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Slowing down

May 24th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Technology

One other reason why I use less fuel than the average is that I tend not to drive very fast.  I’m not as slow as Jayne likes to make out, its just that I go more for gentle acceleration and braking than certain other people in this household.  What I did not know, having never […]

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Random trivia

May 10th, 2008 · 7 Comments · Life

I read somewhere yesterday that Socrates was a trained sculptor.  I can’t remember exactly where I read it or what the context was, but its just the sort of odd thing I enjoy discovering.

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Soteriology

May 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Life

I like learning new words.  Today I learned about a word called ‘soteriology’ which is, apparently, a branch of theology that deals with salvation.  Its going to be tough trying to shoehorn that one into casual conversation or a blog post!

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Tin Whiskers

April 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Technology

Amazing how doing the right thing can turn out to have a downside. In the latest example of one problem being caused by the solution to the previous one is this article about tin whiskers, as if there is not already enough to worry about.

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Die Hard 4.0

January 15th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Life

Last night Jayne and I unwound by watching Die Hard 4.0 ((or Live Free Die Hard as it was called in the US)) on DVD. The plot is quite easy to explain – its the same as the first three films.

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