Archive for the ‘wibble’ Category

I took the kids for a day out to the Tower of London last week. Despite one of my colleagues suggestions I didn’t leave them there. It was great – particularly the knights tournament and the water balloon catapult in the moat. On leaving, my wife suggested that we should take a tour bus to […]


For @monadic, who forgot this was happening, and @stephenbonner who asked for a blog post summarising events – a short write up of last Friday’s Open Rights Group event, ‘resisting the all seeing eye’, featuring Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross. Things got off to a fairly predictable start for anybody who follows Cory’s and Charlie’s […]


They in this case are the machines that we use every day, or more specifically the software running on them. By using language like ‘they’ perhaps I’m already using a person like metaphor that’s inappropriate to the situation. Regardless, we’re confronted each day by machines that make us do repetitive tasks rather than taking them […]


One thing that I find repeatedly frustrating is when I’ve seen a really cool article or posting about something (usually on a blog, or linked from a blog) that I want to reference or go back to, and I just can’t find it again. This would be less of a problem if I was a […]


Hugh came out with a good one today – “any sufficiently advanced stupidity is indistinguishable from malice“. This is a close cousin of Grey’s law, which gets a mention on the Wikipedia page for Hanlon’s razor. It seems like a good mash up of a couple of my old favorites – Napoleon’s “never ascribe to […]


Hello world!

07Jan08

Welcome. It’s taken me too long to get here, but better late than never I hope. I’ve been lurking in the blogosphere for a long time now, but there have always been a couple of things holding me back from being more active. Firstly there was the issue of corporate policy – my employer is […]