Archive for the ‘wibble’ Category

Boots

03Aug21

In my July 2021 post I mentioned being a bit miffed about my hiking boot falling apart: I was annoyed when it happened as: I’d hardly worn those boots, as they’d been bought as replacements when my beloved Timberlands had fallen apart The (repaired) beloved Timberlands had been left at home Now I needed to […]


October 2020

31Oct20

Puppy It wasn’t long after we lost Dougal that we decided the house just felt wrong without a dog. So… new puppy – Maximus: More photos on my daily #pupdate We’re all streamers now Returning to this theme, I’ve added a few more links to my streaming tag on Pinboard. Lighting On the recommendation of […]


September 2020

30Sep20

As the family has gone back to school September seems to have whizzed by, with fewer interesting things to report on as life settles back to a weekly routine. I’ve mentioned the punctuations of comedy nights and online whisky tastings before, so there’s little new to report… Frontline Live My amazing friend Katz Kiely set […]


August 2020

29Aug20

ICYMI It’s been something of a busy month for blogging, with posts on Cloud Migration, Java, the UK exam fiasco, Hugo. and RIP Dougal. BBQ The new Kamado Joe that I mentioned last month got its first run, which looked good, but ended up being a little dry: Hawksmore @ Home The Hawksmore at Home […]


RIP Dougal

28Aug20

Born on 22 May 2005, Dougal came home with us on 16 July 2005: He loved hanging out with other dogs, and had to run hard to keep up since he was little: He loved exploring the local woods, and would join me for my daily trips to the shop. Just last weekend some other […]


TL;DR Standardised tests like A Levels will inevitably have winners and losers, and in normal circumstances those people will usually know why they won or lost. For the losers it’s likely that they experienced some bad luck; but the key point here is that experience – they know why things didn’t work out. When that […]


‘Filter failure at the outrage factory’ is a term I’ve been using on Twitter[1], usually as part of a quote tweet for something describing the latest social media catalysed atrocity, but I thought it deserved a longer form explanation, hence this post. I fear that I buried the lede in a note when I first […]


I’m not much of a podcast fan, but I came across Sam Harris interviewing Michael Hayden and set aside some time to listen to it. I wasn’t expecting much common ground between the interviewer and interviewee, but a mutual dislike of Glenn Greenwald seemed to get their rapport clicked into place, and I very much enjoyed […]


Lovely

22Apr17

My wife took me out to the ‘Supper Club‘ at the newly opened Waitrose in Haywards Heath earlier this week. I wouldn’t be writing about it here if the Daily Mail hadn’t done a hatchet job review that totally misaligns with own experience. The title of this post comes from the head chef’s introduction to […]


Shortly after I got my first PDA (a Palm OS Sony CLIÉ) my friend Gav showed my Bejeweled on his Palm Pilot. I got it for myself, and I played that game a lot. It was some years later when Bejeweled Blitz came along on Facebook. I played that a bit, but Flash games on […]