Monthly Archives: April 2011

“Many Tears Are Dropping”

I see the Sandd/Selektmail postman riding by almost daily, clad in yellow, astride his moped. If he stops by our letterbox, it is to deliver mail that hovers dangerously close to what most people would describe as junkmail. If I’m … Continue reading

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Almost Time

The next series of Doctor Who launches this weekend with what, by all accounts is a seriously good episode. Still, with Steven Moffat at the helm, I expect nothing less. I’ll be parked on the sofa, instead of almost behind … Continue reading

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Over The First Hurdle

Watson and I have been doing the first set of Dog Agility lessons. Yesterday evening came the moment I was rather dreading – the exam. However, I needn’t have worried Watson came through and did us proud – he passed … Continue reading

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Lost in Time and Space

Sad news today that Elisabeth Sladen, better known as Sarah Jane Smith, has died at the age of 63. Damn.

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“I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream”

That’s the title of a short story by Harlan Ellison, but it is also a reference given by Roger Ebert in his stunning presentation at TED last month. Ebert is a brilliant critic of film, but cancer has removed his … Continue reading

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Dutch Windows Phone 7 Delay

As I’ve blogged before, even though you can buy a Windows Phone 7 handset from mobile operators here in the Netherlands, there are at least a couple of things to be aware of: The phones do not yet support the … Continue reading

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Managing Expectations

Another thought-provoking post from Jan Chipchase – this time from Cairo. It’s about managing expectations in foreign situations, and being aware. Reminds me of the time I went on a business trip for Shell to Cartegena in Columbia and being … Continue reading

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