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Small Talk Is a Time Waster for Introverts

“Let’s clear one thing up: Introverts do not hate small talk because we dislike people. We hate small talk because we hate the barrier it creates between people.” Laurie Helgoe

Video: History of Typography

As I continue to develop skills in using Mac OS X to produce better quality documentation, I’ve become more and more aware of fonts as part of the documentation process. Currently, I most aware of choosing fonts for diagrams. I found this video on the history of typography to be very illuminating insight in the […]

Video: Prop Wars.

Good laughs

Why Are There So Few Girl Engineers ?

  Can’t find the exact reference, I think was from around May this year. It’s from http://www.smbc-comics.com/ Saturday Morning Breakfast Comics. They are great – you should add them to your RSS reader.

Fear of missing out & Social Media

I am over new social media. And quitting most of the ones I already have. In the last two weeks I’ve literally cancelled dozens of useless social services (and finding out that most simply do not exist anymore).  At first I was worried that I was missing out, or that this service would be better, […]

How to Fold and Pack a Suit from Put This On S2E1 on Vimeo

Learned something here. I didn’t even realise that you could do this.

Review: Guardian Newsstand App for iPad (Newspaper)

I’ve been using the Guardian apps for the iPhone and iPad for a year or more. I’ve been reading the newspaper for much longer than that (I read papers on the left and right side of politics to in the hope of getting a somewhat balanced view – wishful thinking probably) When the Guardian released […]

Ode to Melancholy

Seems a fitting poem for Boxing Day as the day after Christmas Day. Now that the orgiastic feast of food, gifting and family is done, it’s time to feel a little let down. In this poem, Keats celebrates melancholy and the periods when you energy flags, your soul rests and your mind is looking for […]

Enigma Code Machine Photos

I was at the Cheltenham Science Festival today (with the girls, never too early to get girls interested in Science!!) and there a stand from GCHQ (UK Government Communications Headquarters which is the centre for Her Majesty’s Government’s Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) activities) and they had a genuine Enigma Code machine on display. It was working […]

Monmouth – English Village

Had a day out with the family to Monmouth. To be fair, there is nothing specifically interesting about it. I took some photos that attempt to capture the mundane things that I see around me every day. I’m always surprised by these things.   In one of the many second-hand / charity shops: nothing says […]