I almost shrieked like a girly girl. There it was, floating a metre in front of me, within touching distance, if I just stretched out my hand I could probably feel it under my fingertips. I wondered if anyone would notice and, glancing around, I saw the same look of wonderment that I could also…Continue reading It's RIGHT THERE!

Sticky smartness

It’s always the little things that you’ve never seen before that make you sit up and think “hey, that’s smart”. In my case a simple photo, used to provide context, was enough to trigger this, and it’s so simple an idea that I’m surprised that something similar isn’t in wider use. Read on, MacDuff, to…Continue reading Sticky smartness

Jack of none

I’m a fairly intelligent guy. I’m not a huge intellect but I reckon I’d be “slightly above average” on the scale of smartness which I’m sure exists somewhere… I mean I’ve taken one of those Mensa tests, and did some sort of “smartypants” test, before I joined Sage/tetra back in the day, so based on…Continue reading Jack of none


Coffee at its best – Just opened, fresh this morning, the jar of Nescafé we brought back from Spain. Yes, that’s right, we brought back a jar of instant coffee. Why? Because it tastes GREAT! It may be because it’s not granules but powder, it may be because I don’t normally drink Nescafé and ALL…Continue reading Snippets

Radio Ga-Ga

I don’t listen to the radio much. It’s the inane rambling you see, drives me potty. I don’t listen to podcasts much. It’s the inane rambling you see… For the most part that is, I have listened to a few podcasts that I’ve enjoyed, mainly topical ‘casts (why do we have the “pod” bit? it’s…Continue reading Radio Ga-Ga

Real people

I was working at home the last couple of days, mainly research and planning (which now means I fully understand the tasks ahead of me for a particular project and it’s now scaring the heebie jeebies outta me!!), and it’s always a bit odd slipping back into the stream of commuters and co-workers. It’s akin…Continue reading Real people


(Who is it that uses that word? Hmmm) Permalinks are wonky. Not sure how long they have been like this, but obviously no-one links to MY postings or someone would’ve pointed it out long before now… right… RIGHT? Will fix em later. Off in huff now.


You’re unique, right? I’m mean there is only one Gordon McLean on the planet, right? RIGHT? Wrong. OK so I knew that, as amazingly unique as I am (and BOY am I ever unique) that somewhere there would be another Gordon McLean. However it is a bit weird (or spooky as my Mother would say)…Continue reading Mistaken