I'll never forget the first time I saw a universal remote control. I said to myself 'Well, this changes everything'

Any of my friends and colleagues have any experience with these people?


I'd be interested to hear any stories you have - public or privately.

Thousands of people have talent ... The one and only thing that counts is: Do you have staying power? -- Noel Coward

Holding my nose and signing a petition on change.org. I detest all their dark patterns: their fake "live" signature count; artificial targets; rolling together consent to be spammed and consent to hear about the thing you're petitioning for...

I want a text editor, not a word processor. I've seen what a food processor does to food ...

Time to switch myself off and on again - I need the reset. See you all on the other side ...

Getting *so* tired of these "We've hacked your system, pay us BitCoin" spam emails.

Just. So. Tedious.

My latest bloggy thing: The "Wrapping the Earth" Problem:


As always, comments, criticisms, feedback, and suggestions welcome.

The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple. -- Stanley Gudder

When I'm drafting a new blog post I like to get feedback from a few people with a wide spread of backgrounds and knowledge.

If you're interested in being one of them, feel free to reply here, or DM me, or email me. I'd love to hear from you.

Some days, I amaze myself! Other days, I look for my scissors while already holding them. -- Anon.

We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone -- Ronald Reagan

Idle musings: The GBP, AUD, and EUR are split into 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, although the AUD 1c and 2c have been removed. The USD and CAD are split into 1, 5, 10, 25, and occasional 50.

What other splits exist?

The most dangerous phrase in the language is, 'We've always done it this way' -- Grace Hopper

RT @BecsCycling@twitter.com
Absolutely gutted to find our garage broken into and some of our bikes stolen including my beloved Aura roadbike with DuraAce groupset, white Merida crossbike, white Planet X roadbike and Bruce's Boardman Pro mountain bike. Edinburgh area. Please share. 😭

There are 11 types of people in the world, those who can count in binary, and those who can't.

The 'Oooh Aaah' bird is so named because it lays cubical eggs. -- Source unknown

Latest post on my bloggy thing : The Ring of Steel (around the Earth):


Comments and criticisms invited, either here, or via the comment box. I look forward to your thoughts.

I use procrastination as a guide from my inner self. -- Nassim Taleb

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