A website that doesn't really do much

I use this website mainly to communicate with friends in far-off places. I don't post much at all... but maybe one day I will!

H.L. Mencken’s Creed

Henry Louis Mencken,a controversial journalist and pundit, known as the “Sage of Baltimore” (probably a title he gave himself) wrote a very interesting personal creed. Maybe we all need one of these just to remind us what we do and don’t believe. H.L. Mencken’s Creed I believe that religion, generally speaking, has been a curse to mankind – that its…

A big hand for the iPad?

The year is 2010 and Apple have released a tablet computer that cannot mult-task. Cool? Clever? Ground-breaking? Not exactly. My mobile phone (HTC Hero) can multi-task, hell on a good day even I can multi-task… sometimes.  But the new iPad cannot. If you are not a geek then you might be thinking “Who cares?” or even “What the hell is…

Radiohead’s tribute to Harry Patch

I had the privilege to hear the premier of Radiohead’s moving tribute to the WW I veteran Harry Patch on the Today programme this morning.  If you haven’t already done so you can listen to the track here.  If you like what you hear then please pay the measly one pound for the download – all money goes to the British Legion. …

Saving the planet should be a breeze

Please take the time to read this very funny article on wind farms by Caitlin Moran in the TimesOnline. “For years, wind has been that thing that has blown the thatches off our pig-pens, and ruined our hairdos. But now — now, we have made it our bitch. Where once we sent men crawling on their bellies into the earth…

Penguin Soccer

Penguins playing football in New Zealand I know some people think I have a bit of a penguin fetish, but honestly it’s just a healthy infatuation with these amicable avians.  If I had known they were so sporting I would have taken a frissbee with me to Antarctica instead of the chess set.

Sick of the flu? Don’t blame bacon!

Like me you are probably by now thoroughly sick and tired of the flu. Not the actual Swine Flu – or in deference to the pig industry – Influenza A (H1N1) – but rather the over-the-top media coverage and associated profiteering from assorted on-line and off-line spivs. This morning Kleenex were handing out free packs of tissues outside Victoria tube…

How to fix the Premiership

This weekend I took my father to see Manchester United vs. Aston Villa at Old Trafford, and I feel a Rooney-sized rant coming on.  My father has been a life-long Manchester United fan, but like most of their supporters he lives a long way from Manchester and had not seen the team play live  before.  Without winning the lottery  I…

The Ozzies have landed

Just learned that my old friend and Australian migrant Bob Hitching is in London town on business – and he is Twittering on about it already! Ah, such is modernity. According to his Twitter post the sun is shining in my home town… so that saved me looking out of the window this morning (gives me something to look forward…

Finally, did something about the website

Ok. I’ve tired this before you know. And Twitter. And all that other Web 2.0 guff.  And frankly I don’t have the time to keep posting inane rubbish about my life on the internet for the amusement of lunatics, stalkers and potential emploters.  However having a horribly out of date static website was frankly getting a little embarassing for someone…