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Crappy Chicken

My former flatmate and I, many years ago, loved spotting risible uses of “n” as a substitute for “and”, especially in shop signs. So much so that we started taking photos of them (“Duckin’n’divin” was a favourite). If we’d had the internet in those days, we’d have put our photo gallery online and become an […]

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One Thousand Reasons

Let’s face it, not many of us have much of an interest in politics outside our own country, but it’s astonishing how the forthcoming US election has galvanised the world’s attention. I doubt if any US president in history has made his country so disliked by the rest of the world, enemies and (reluctant) friends […]

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HR-V: top marks from me

Got a new car today. But the picture above is the old one, for posterity. Alex was heartbroken. Three-year-olds don’t realise that people change cars. And they hate change. He’s never known another one. I took a tip from a colleague and hid “a present from the new car” in the back seat when he […]

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Solidworks 2005 review

Colin’s done a great Solidworks 2005 review at CAD-Reviews.com, and he likes it a lot. Enough said.

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Visiting websites without typing

I like this. How do you get web URLs from paper (or other physical media) into people’s PCs, phones, TVs or whatever, when they just won’t type them in? Enter the 2D barcode. It’s easy to represent web URLs in this format. And guess what? Every self-respecting teenager is now walking around with their own […]