Year: 2012

November 11, 2012

Haven’t posted anything for a good while about breadmaking, as I haven’t been doing anything exciting. I lost my sourdough starter, and although I know I can get some back from others I gave it to (or start a new sourdough), I haven’t been in…

November 9, 2012

This is just awesome.

November 2, 2012

As I predicted, the UK courts took a dim view of Apple’s mandated statement. Although not held in contempt, they were told to go back and try again. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20165664 The really amusing bit was where council for Apple argued “technical reasons” why it would take…

October 27, 2012

When Apple lost their UK court case against Samsung, the judge mandated that they should have to host a statement on their website to “correct the damaging impression” given by Apple that Samsung had copied their tablet. Apple have now done this – their UK…

October 22, 2012

I’m not sure why I find this so funny, but it certainly cheered me up this morning.

October 16, 2012

I have a pear tree in my garden, which is productive more years than not, with this year being no exception. However, it is fairly rare that I get an edible crop of pears from it. I have been nicely surprised a couple of years,…

October 16, 2012

The sample of Back Story by David Mitchell very quickly turned into a book purchase. I’ve only read a couple of chapters yet, but it is pleasantly written, very much capturing Mitchell’s voice.

October 15, 2012
October 10, 2012

Suffering currently from conjunctivitis, I’ve found that watching TV irritates me, but I have been able to read my Kindle comfortably. Which is why I have managed to speed through Peter Hamilton’s latest mega-novel in faster than usual (for me) time. Which is probably good,…

October 6, 2012

Back in September, I asked if Hunt was “a safe pair of hands for the NHS“, having a record for supporting homeopathy and limits on abortion. Now, according to the BBC, he has stated – once again, in a new interview in the Times –…

September 28, 2012

Although not a great user of twitter, I have used it as a way of conveniently getting messages from devices like my Kindle through to my blog. Yes, I was doing it to post to the blog, but twitter gained the traffic as well. Except…