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Who are the ten best cricketers of all time?

Christopher Martin-Jenkins recently accepted the thankless (but no doubt rewarding) commission to pick “the top 100 cricketers of all time”). Although he admits “The selection will inevitably offend some”, he has a pretty good stab at things, and if you want to buy the resulting book, it’s £8.99 at Amazon (or it was when I […]

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Gadgetry and IT

GeekChart – more pointless fun

Cherryhintonblue’s Geek Chart This is fun. GeekChart reckons it shows your activity on all sorts of social media sites in the form of a pie chart. I’m not quite sure about the accuracy of what it’s come up with for me, but it does say it gets more accurate over time, so we’ll see how […]

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News/Media/Sport

A Decimal Point

This just struck me as a curiosity, spotted in a display of football memorabilia in our village men’s hairdressers. For an FA Cup match in January 1971, Portsmouth were charging 90p for a ticket in the “Main Stand” (oh, the nostalgia for pre-sponsorship days, eh?). Presumably the match was a draw, because nine days later […]

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Entertainment

Cheap Wii MotionPlus? Looks like Amazon’s the place

The £20 Wii Motion Plus Accessory is now being made available on pre-order from major retailers such as Amazon, which is also offering its “Pre-order Price Guarantee” (if the Amazon.co.uk price decreases between the time you place your order and the release date, you’ll be charged the lower price). There’s going to be serious demand […]

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Entertainment

Morrissey at Cambridge Corn Exchange gig review

Morrissey is one of those acts (like Springsteen) who seems to have so many fans at each gig who follow him around the country that you feel a bit of an intruder if you’re happy to just see him once on the tour, like normal folk. Anyway, those who have seen him earlier on the […]

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Gadgetry and IT

Apple Time Capsule – cheap at the price

I won’t do a full review of my new Apple Time Capsule here because there are millions of reviews all over the place which you can read, but I want to address perhaps the only problem which most of the reviews bring up: the price. All I’d say is: “Have you ever set up a […]