Monthly Archives: September 2013

RIP Margi

I’m afraid I’m of an age where I read the obituaries to see if another connection with my past or present has gone. Most of the time they are of somebody famous, a well-known author perhaps, whose work has influenced … Continue reading

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Nothing Can Go Wrong…

…go wrong…go wrong… I was reminded of the old joke about the fully automated system when I looked at Microsoft’s web page for the pre-ordering of Surface Pro 2. Half is in Dutch, the other half is in Portuguese. It … Continue reading

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Surface – The Next Generation

Yesterday, Microsoft announced the next generation of its Surface line of computers: the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2. The Surface 2 is a substantially upgraded version of the original Surface RT, while the Surface Pro 2 is an … Continue reading

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Autumn Sunset

Just a couple of pictures of a rather stunning sunset that we had here last week…

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Sharing Photos

Long-time readers of the blog know that one of the topics I return to every now and then is that of photography. A couple of days ago, one of my posts had the following comment and question from michaelfanous: I … Continue reading

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Gee’s Swizz

There was a time, round about 2008, when I was a regular reader of Henry Gee’s blog. He’s a senior editor of Nature, and I found his blog writing amusing enough. After a while though, I found I became somewhat … Continue reading

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Maybe It’s Just Me…

…but I really don’t want to play Grand Theft Auto V, despite it getting rave reviews. Set mostly within the glitzily superficial city of Los Santos, a warped mirror of Los Angeles, GTA V is a sprawling tale of criminal … Continue reading

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