Archive for March, 2006

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

(Warning: This post is all about a computer!) When Rosie’s brother came to dinner he commented that we had surprisingly little computer equipment cluttering up our flat. Fortunately the day before I had just ordered us a Shuttle SS59G system with 2.5GHz Intel celery CPU [1] to act as a small server for our flat […]

Offline Blogging Tools

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

Given the popularity of Mac laptops, it’s not surprising there are a plethora of applications for writing blog posts offline. Definitely the ultimate geeky cross-platform solution: use your favourite editor, and then run a Python-script from the terminal to upload your post. It’s also free (unlike the others featured here) but it does have […]

Coffee & Flapjacks

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

You know you haven’t had enough sleep when you get to work and press the wrong button on the coffee machine. Happily I’ve discovered that the newsagent closest to work sells flapjacks just like the ones available in the WGB cafĂ©. Not quite as tasty, but cheaper!

Winter Holidays

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

I can’t believe I’ve waited this long to take up skiing! We’ve just got back from a fabulous week of skiing in the Bulgarian resort of Pamporovo. It was a lovely resort for our group of beginners—still a little “up-and-coming” in many ways, but at least it had some charm which I hear is lacking […]

A familiar scene

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

There was something very familiar about this advertisment in last Saturday’s Times magazine—I am pretty sure the background is St. John’s Street, Coleford.