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When bad things happen to good wallets

Today, I put my wallet through the washing machine. Needless to say, this was not intentional. Let's start with the good news: despite being made of paper, t...

Google Sites first impressions

In a month where pleasingly many things got crossed off my long-term To Do list, the St Columba's website was happily no exception. Like so many church and c...

EDIS’ Raspberry Pi colocation

A few weeks ago, the story broke that hitherto unheard of (by me, at least) Austrian hosting firm EDIS was offering free co-location of Raspberry Pis in thei...

ADSL vs Virgin Media - round two

Those of you who know me will be aware that the happy coalition of housemates I assembled for the year July '11 to August '12 ended up being For One Year Onl...

Don’t deal with the XKCD store

Just a quick note to say, don't ever even think of buying anything from the XKCD store. My experience: 16 July: placed order on behalf of myself and several ...

Radio and ‘progress’

My 2005-era travel radio Bad news. I woke up this morning to a nasty crackling sound instead of Jack FM. And from this we must conclude that my much-lov...

Health, wealth and happiness

A couple of weeks ago, on Monday 13 August, most of the UK was either at work or on a deck chair out back, looking forward to the Olympic closing ceremony. A...

Backups

Back in January, we had a break-in at St Columba's. Some ill-mannered individual smashed their way in and trashed quite a lot of cupboard doors. Ultimately, ...