Category: Technology

My thoughts on the wonderful world of the websphere

The Dog and the Amazon Dot

The Dog and the Amazon Dot

Alexa arrived in our family this week.  Finally.  After nine months of waiting. :-\ Now that you’ve picked yourself from the floor, I’ll explain. We’re not pushing back the boundaries of biology and haven’t encountered a clutch of faintly glowing eggs in the swimming pool.  And it goes without saying that we haven’t acquired another …

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Dog Poo and Chips

Dog Poo and Chips

Dog poo is a necessary evil for the dog-owner.  Something up with which we all just need to put. Wait. Bag it. Bin it. Simple enough.  Except that we all know that not every dog owner is imbued with an equal degree of civic responsibility.  For every Jimmy Reid there’s a David Chaytor.  Or a …

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Bless Me, What Do They Teach Them at These Schools?

Bless Me, What Do They Teach Them at These Schools?

Deep down I’m a computer programmer.  Pure and simple.  There’s nothing I like better than fiddling about with constants and variables and loops and if statements and classes and functions and procedures.  Setting my mind to some problem or other and constructing a logical model that is both functional and elegant.  A bit like solving …

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