Year: 2010

March 15, 2010

Those of you who know me personally will know that over the last 10 years I have had a serious weight problem. A couple of years ago, I attacked this with a sensible (but not brutal) diet and exercise regime. Things went fairly well, and…

March 13, 2010

As it has been blogged by , I guess it is now ok to reveal that I have been asked to be the International Guest at Consonance 2011, the San Francisco Bay Area filk convention. I’ve been sitting on the news for a month, and…

March 5, 2010

I saw Avatar on Tuesday, to get me out of a cold house. I enjoyed the movie, but mostly because of the 3D, which I admit was very good. I thought the story was pretty thin and predictable, the characters stereotypes and I became irritated…

March 3, 2010

So here I am, once again in a warm house. My new boiler is working away in the loft, and my kitchen now has a empty wall that will eventually take 3 more much needed cupboards. It wasn’t just a case of the old boiler…

March 2, 2010

When Skins first appeared on TV, I ignored it, figuring it to be a trashy teenie drama that I wouldn’t be interested in. Then, because of a friend staying with me at the time, I happened to catch the last two episodes of series 2,…

March 2, 2010

When Skins first appeared on TV, I ignored it, figuring it to be a trashy teenie drama that I wouldn’t be interested in. Then, because of a friend staying with me at the time, I happened to catch the last two episodes of series 2,…

March 2, 2010

I’m having a new boiler fitted, and although the work is going well, it meant I was without central heating and hot water overnight. This was not a great problem, as I have a gas fire in the lounge (although it is soon to be…

March 1, 2010

A really wonderful spoof, from the E4 digital tv channel.

March 1, 2010

Following a link in an article in The Register brought me to this: Barbie® I Can Be…™ Computer Engineer Doll We are warned there is a choking hazard – I agree, I nearly choked when I saw it.

February 14, 2010

Interesting article in the Times here.

February 14, 2010

From GCHQ’s careers website, read by Jeremy Hardy: “GCHQ is heavily dependent on its use of technology in order to execute its vital intelligence mission. An increasingly rapidly changing digital world demands a furious pace of innovation in our technical systems. We achieve this with…

February 13, 2010

Because I have been poorly, I never did get round to making the rye starter I intended to. From my original starter, I have made 3 loaves of bread, with the folllowing results: 1) Traditional circular Sourdough, baked on a metal tray. This was made…