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Crap hardware stole my weekend

A wise man once wrote: "Unlike the precocious child who will taunt you mercilessly, knowing just how to report the beating they deserve to their school teac...

Bad code lasts the longest…

Browsing through the URC North Western Synod's website today, I see they now run it on Wordpress. And this is a bit of a relief for me - the site's previous ...

Oxford Geek Night 19 slides

Just a quick one to say that the slides and videos from Oxford Geek Night 19 are now up - I very much enjoyed speaking for the second time at OGN, and due th...

What a bunch of bankers

Moving a charity's accounts to a new bank: how hard can it be? It's now just over a year since I took over as joint treasurer of Saint Columba's. And much as...

India diary, day 2

In June/July 2010 I spent ten days travelling in Rajasthan, India with friends; this is my diary of the trip (full list of entries here). Sunday 27 June Firs...

On chancel repair liability

I was fascinated to read about chancel repair liability the other day. Simply put, some ancient laws that nobody bothered to repeal since the Norman Conquest...

India diary, day 1

In June/July 2010 I spent ten days travelling in Rajasthan, India with friends; this is my diary of the trip (full list of entries here). Saturday 26 July La...

India diary, day 0

In June/July 2010 I spent ten days travelling in Rajasthan, India with friends; this is my diary of the trip (full list of entries here). Friday 25 July Flew...

Fun with CurrentCost

Five years after the cool kids first started jumping on the bandwagon, I've got myself a CurrentCost CC128 (Southern Electric send them to some customers for...