It’s not too often that we see the birth and early infancy of a new phrase in English, […]
Like many armchair and amateur meteorologists, I like comparing my expectations with those of the professionals. Just recently, […]
Wednesday, things started to go downhill.* It should have been straightforward: take my Dad (86 and fiercely independent) […]
Q I rearranged the room in which my iMac and Promise Pegasus Thunderbolt RAID R4 live. Before doing anything, […]
Important security update to Oracles’s Java SE, release 8u31 of 18 Dec 2014, available 20 Jan 2015, from […]
Life has a strange sense of timing. Just a few hours before it was announced that MacUser was dead, I took delivery of a new Peugeot 3008. In retrospect, even if I had known of this imminent loss of income before I ordered the car, I think I would have still gone ahead. Now I am driving it, I am certain that I would.
It is a popular myth that the Guillotine was invented by Monsieur Guillotin, and that he later succumbed […]
Here are some PDF colour charts which might be helpful: Caran d’Ache Neocolor crayons QoR watercolours Sennelier Egg(-Oil) […]
I was young and fancy-free when I went to Denmark in 1974. One of the first and most […]
Two pervasive problems make country walking unpleasant at this time of year (Jan-Feb): mud and fences. They are of course linked, because without fences there would be little mud, and without mud, fences would be less of a problem.