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In Detroit there are lots of things that are borked: http://detroiturbex.com/content/index.html Interesting photos, especially the inside ones.


In these times of economic turmoil and civil unrest it’s easy to forget the comfort and joy that comes from a bowl of wobbly jelly. And the price of jelly is falling faster than the stock market! Hartley’s orange jelly is now just 19p in Tesco. Don’t riot: stay at home and make jelly! It’s […]

Why does bacon now come in packs of 10?

Bacon used to come in packs of eight but now both Tesco and Sainsbury’s are selling it packs of 10. Coincidence? I think not! This reeks of conspiracy.

On classical music

Now I’m not normally a fan of classical music, but this guy Max Richter, he makes some good tunes. In particular the ones on here and here.

In memoriam: the Corus pen

My beloved Corus pen has passed away. I acquired it over two years ago at a careers fair along with a steel pot of mints that was surprisingly hard to open. I’ve used it ever since, tucked in the spiral of my notebook. But finally it has run out of ink. It’s been everywhere with […]


Here’s one I assembled earlier: I’m going on a camping trip in a few weeks. Sooo unprepared.

More or Less

I love More or Less on Radio 4. I did squee so much when it came back for a new series. It isn’t easy to make statistics both fun and intelligible. Also, I got horribly sunburnt yesterday :-(. But only on the top of my arms and face and not where my watch goes so […]

Muckle Flugga

It’s a real place! Best name ever. Here it is: View Larger Map

Confused Amazon recommendation

There’s probably some deep connection I’m missing.

A new toy

I have a new toy! It’s a tiny computer. Specifically a BeagleBoard-xM. Here it is next to a pen for comparison: Inside is a TI OMAP3530 SoC containing an ARM Cortex A8 core, TI C64x DSP, and a PowerVR GPU. As well as 512MB RAM and 256MB NAND flash. It supports tons of peripherals including […]