New Beginnings

I self censor what I write more and more these days, and looking back at some of the earlier wordage I realise that, like me, this site has evolved. Firstly there is the constant need for approval, the checking of referrer logs to see if I’m popular or not, then the recriminations of self to…Continue reading New Beginnings


To recap or not to recap. That is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the ignomy of the past quietly, or pour over thoughts and events with a crucial eye. Or, ultimately, can I be bothered?


Bob Monkhouse. I guess he had already enjoyed the high point in his career before I was aware of him. Time for re-runs, special tributes and all the contemporary comics of our time will line up and praise the man they lambasted for so long.

iPOD design

Father of invention: “The iPod is like a cigarette pack for those addicted to music instead of tobacco.” Very apt. Of course, if you want to grab one at the last minute you are probably out of luck. John Lewis reported yesterday that they have sold out of them. Understandable as approximately 1.79 iPods were…Continue reading iPOD design

File Sharing

Kazaa Not Responsible for Swapping: “The makers of Kazaa, the world’s most popular computer file-sharing program, cannot be held liable for copyright infringement of music or movies swapped on its free software, the Dutch Supreme Court ruled Friday.” How did I miss this, surely this is BIG news?

'Tis the season

Meg rightly points out some Amazon wish list mysteries, and I’ll add another gotcha ‘found’ by a friend. If someone buys you a pressie from Amazon they can specify that it is a gift. If, for whatever reason, you have to return it note that they won’t just let you exchange it, or give you…Continue reading 'Tis the season


Couldn’t resist. Some wisdom from children: When your dad is mad and asks you, “Do I look stupid?’ Don’t answer. Hannah, age 9 Never tell your Mom her diet’s not working. Michael, age 14 Don’t pull Dad’s finger when he tells you to. Emily, age 10 When your Mom is mad at your dad, don’t…Continue reading Forwarded