Join Pipeline - I've been following this idea for a while now, they are trying to setup a discount card for fuel in the UK. They need more subscribers to get the ball rolling, so if you have a car, you should head over and sign up.


Blimey, what a weekend. Friday night was a works night out with a free bar for most of the evening. I spent less than £20 in total, and that includes my train fare into Glasgow. We had a room booked in a bar, with a roulette table on one side (which really didn't interest me),

save your jack

SAVE YOUR JACK - one of the simplest, and smartest, ideas built into my MacBook comes to the land of stereo headphones. A simple magnetic 'plug' and magnetic connection for your headphones. I'll be grabbing a few of these when they are available.

On Triangles

This post is directly prompted by a discussion on TechWR which, whilst it occasionally frustrates, continues to provide plenty of scope for thought. Sylvia Braunstein asked about "Avoiding documentation bottlenecks whilst maintaining quality" and a couple of emails later the responses headed into a familiar territory. I call it the "management choice triangle" (or sometimes

Being a moron is hard

The world is full of them and the internet gives them a voice. They are a specific breed, not just your everyday idiot, they wait for a target to pass and FIRE their salvos of ludicrous suggestion, usually firing so wide of the mark you wonder if they are aiming at something else. I really

google time

Google tip: type "time" into a google search box, and it will display YOUR current time. Type "time + [city]" and you get the current time, relative to you, in that city. Smart.

Pink water

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Black Swan Green

Black Swan Green Another holiday book, by a favourite author, and it's as every bit as good as his previous novels, whilst remaining (like the others) completely different to anything he's written before. In the book, you spend just over a year with a 13 year old boy called Jason as he plots his way

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Blimey, it's been ages since I wrote a book review. This was passed to me by my Mum, and was quickly added to the book pile for taking on holiday. The story is simple enough, a rich man from Yemen wants to introduce salmon fishing to his local area. He

Recently Read

First up, apologies for my absence over the past week or so. We decided to sneak a few days in Spain as a last minute holiday (before my wife starts her new job next week) and as it was all a bit rushed I didn't have time to post anything here. Until then, here are

friendships in connected age

Friendships in the Connected Age: Higher Quantity AND Higher Quality - "The most human value still comes from authentic one-on-one connections. It’s just a whole lot easier to create and maintain and deepen those now."

pacman ghosts

Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde. Louise bought me a t-shirt recently, adorned with these characters, but I couldn't remember their names and have had a hard time convincing Louise that they had names at all. THIS proves that I was right. Yay.