I recently looked at the website of the manufacturer of my telescope, Guan Sheng Optical, better known as GSO. I love the juxtaposition of their tag line, “Always Top Quality, We Insist”, with a bunch of gobbledegook (click for bigger version). To be fair to them, my GSO telescope is really excellent and I’m very […]Read more "Always Top Quality, We Insist"
As a commuting cyclist, I rack up quite a few city miles on two wheels each year, and I make sure I get my bike serviced at least once a year. For years I’ve used Pembury Cycles on Gloucester Road (even though it is nowhere near my current home or workplace, I used to live […]Read more "Avoid “Pedal Bikes” in Bristol!"
Today, the BBC published a story about the future of broadband, and specifically, 1 gigabit internet. This isn’t actually so futuristic. It’s not a home connection, but my PC at work has a 1 Gbit internet connection, via the JANET network. It’s had it for a couple of years. When it actually comes down to […]Read more "Misleading statistics"
This post might seem rather out of character for this blog – usually reserved for computing, photography and other gadgets. But for a number of reasons, I’ve been thinking about religion and atheism relentlessly for a number of weeks now. It seems fitting to write something about it on here. My background I was born […]Read more "Thinking about religion and atheism"
For those that don’t know, I work on a university campus. I graduated from the same university a few years ago. Back in June, there was a series of graduation ceremonies. There were smart-looking graduands in their suits and gowns, strolling around looking the business. There were proud parents, beaming with delight that their children […]Read more "Life cycle"
If there’s one phrase I hate, it’s any phrase starting with “I’m just…”. Worse yet, “But I’m just…”. It particularly annoys me how many people think that using a phrase including the word just is sufficient to get around rules, or to allow for special dispensation. “I’m sorry, you’re not allowed to use your phone […]Read more "“I’m just…”"
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Seems like O2 is down this evening. It must be a fairly widespread problem since loads of people have posted about it on Facebook and Twitter. I searched for information online but there was nothing on O2’s website, which is pretty poor. Some forums discussed the outage, although there were no facts – only speculation […]Read more "O2 is down"
I bought a BluRay-ROM drive for my media PC this week, and so I decided to bump-start my collection of BluRays. I dredged through the bargain movies at Play.com and ordered ten of them. Much was my surprise when they started arriving today and I discovered that they were individually wrapped! I can’t understand how […]Read more "Efficiency"
I was just considering the possibility of visiting a friend in Utrecht. With the flights currently grounded, I thought it might be a nice idea to get the Eurostar or ferry to Calais and cycle from Calais to Utrecht. I wasn’t exactly sure how far it would be, so I checked on Google Maps. The […]Read more "It’s a long way to… Utrecht"