Contents tagged with Personal

  • Pastures New

    No Comments February 9, 2015

    I'm currently sitting in a coffee shop across the road from my new offices, nervous as hell, waiting for the moment to walk over and introduce myself to my new work colleagues. Before I do, it seems … more

  • The Story of Little Suck-a-Thumb

    1 Comment August 5, 2009

    One of the highlights of going to visit my Amma as a small boy used to be reading the old hardback copy of "Struwwelpeter: Merry Tales and Funny Pictures" by Heinrich Hoffman – although it … more

  • Custom DS Lite

    No Comments July 23, 2009

    The hinge on India’s pink DS lite broke the other day, which left the top screen hanging on precariously for dear life, so rather than risk the wrath of an eight year old if the thing did give out I … more

  • Missing

    No Comments March 13, 2009

    It’s funny how little things can really get under your skin and annoy you; at work, I use a combination of Windows XP and Windows 2003 Server for development and day to day work which is fine, but as … more

  • Tree Power

    No Comments February 22, 2009

    Came across this video via B3ta – very clever. more

  • India, Zak & Chloë

    No Comments February 20, 2009

    I can’t quite believe that they’re all grown up and going to school... more

  • Eden's Arrival

    No Comments February 14, 2009

    Eden Grace Courtenay was born at 22:56 on the 7th February 2009, weighing in at 7lbs 14oz - Mum and daughter came home the next day. Although we'd blanked out the 'joys' of sleepless nights, she' … more

  • Eye eye...

    No Comments January 27, 2009

    Had to take Chloe in to Dorchester this morning so she could have an operation to correct a severe squint. Back home the same day after having the procedure at 9:00AM.  Chloe sleeping … more

  • These Boots Are Made For Walking...

    No Comments April 23, 2008

    Well, it had to happen sooner or later: after 8 years with IS Solutions, it's time to move on to pastures new - I'll be starting a new job with Clarks in the next few weeks as a Microsoft … more

  • Vista SP1 + Flash

    No Comments February 19, 2008

    I installed Vista SP1 last night and all appeared to be well, but when I tried to access YouTube this morning, the Flash video player wasn't working; instead, I got a dialog pop up complaining that … more

  • Untouchable Virgin

    No Comments September 28, 2007

    The BBC News website has an excellent Q&A article up at the moment dealing with the implications of DRM infested music files in the wake of the closure of Virgin Digital. In case you've not heard … more

  • Cracked Pepper

    No Comments July 30, 2007

    I've just stumbled upon one of the best mash-up albums I've ever heard; it's called "Cracked Pepper" by ccc / Ill Chemist which takes each track from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in turn and … more

  • Shambo-lic High Court Ruling

    No Comments July 16, 2007

    Here we go again; why is it that the moment a group of people invoke their own version of the ‘magical sky-fairy’ myth, they're imbued with some form of special privilege? Today’s case in point is … more

  • Celebrity Lookalikes

    No Comments July 11, 2007

    Just stumbled on this face recognition system on (via Phil South's blog) and just had to have a go. And the results are, well, slightly dubious! David Lloyd George? Naah. more

  • Wendy Houses Of The Soul

    No Comments April 26, 2007

    I just stumbled across this video by Pat Condell while I was looking around (I hope they're serious; if there's one thing I despise as much as religion it's … more

  • Happy 25th Birthday!

    No Comments April 24, 2007

    As various sources have reported, yesterday was the 25th birthday of the ZX Spectrum - the launchpad of many a software developer (myself included). The speccy was my first home machine, … more

  • Petition

    No Comments January 3, 2007

    As a long standing atheist (product of a Roman Catholic education), I have long been uneasy about the grip on education exerted by various religious groups – be they Islamic, Church of England, Roman … more

  • Hmmmm, toasty...

    No Comments January 30, 2006

    The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Sixth Level of Hell - The City of Dis!Here is how you matched up against all the levels:LevelScorePurgatory (Repenting Believers)Very LowLevel 1 - … more

  • Microsoft Technical Support Rules!

    No Comments January 27, 2006

    ... and no I'm not being sarcastic either. It has to be said; Microsoft does make some of the best PC hardware around. Like a lot of people, I've been using their mice for some considerable time, but … more

  • Never Mind The X-Factor

    No Comments October 26, 2005

    Last night, Bec and I went to watch the recording of an episode of "Never Mind The Buzzcocks" at BBC Television Center; I've not laughed so much in ages - Phil's team consisted of Tony Livsey (editor … more