Steampunkers

I’ve recently linked here from some of my original images on my Pinterest page. I’ve linked them to this blog because I don’t really have anywhere else to send the link so this has become my preferred web presence and something of a portfolio. I’ve developed a bit of...

Schrödinger’s Millionaire

“…and there’s your change.” “Cheers.” Taking the change the previous customer took the newspaper and packet of cigarettes and left the shop. A short, thick set, man stepped up to the counter. “Hello Jimmy, what will you have today, the usual?” “Yes please Mrs Patel,...

Russel Brand or None of the Above?

Russell Brand wants people to show their protest by not voting. People have been not voting in steadily increasing numbers for decades and things have stayed much the same during that time. That form of protest has been labelled voter apathy with pundits claiming the...

A ban on the C word

Okay, now I love you all dearly, mostly because I hope you will buy my books and tell your friends what fun they are, but here's the thing.I've just seen the first Facebook post of someone mentioning the 'C' word. (Not that one, the worse one that should only be used...

Quantum raindrops and Manchester United supporters

Quantum physics tells us that all the atoms in an object could jump a quarter of an inch to the right in a uniform fashion, almost like a short range teleport, but it's extremely unlikely. Have you ever noticed when driving in rain that you swear you felt a drop of...

Formula 1 – ruined?

I'm a bit of a fan of Formula 1 motor racing. I've been watching it on and off for many years, mostly off during the years of Schumacher/Ferrari domination. When one driver or one team becomes dominant it gets boring. I didn’t watch the last couple of seasons because...

Is Facebook the new Jesus?

We used to get out moral guidance from religious leaders, now we get it from social media. There was a story going around Facebook recently about an elderly woman who refused to sit next to a black man on a flight. The flight attendant sympathised and went in search...

Sinkhole, after the rains came… and came… and came

On Saturday morning I stepped out into the street after climbing out of bed at the crack of 10.30 only to spy police cars and a small crowd at the top of the street. Asking a neighbour what the fuss was I was told that the road had been closed because of the sink...

Here’s to loads more great readers

Well this is the big day. I'm now formally announcing that I've moved my blog over from the old Blogger/Blogspot platform to here at Wordpress. If you are an existing follower from the old blog you should be able to follow on this one by clicking the follow button...

A license to bill?

I’ve long been troubled by the movement towards licensing the software that we all need to do business and, increasingly, to function in the modern world. The rise of the smart phone is only accelerating this with use of multiple devices, cloud services and the like....

Google have your granny in their computer

I’m a little disturbed. Those of you who have met me might suggest that’s an understatement. It seems Google and others have been harvesting phone numbers and addresses of people from all over the world and the data they are harvesting is for people who do not even...