2007-11-28 : What is the point of being able to find your own arse with both hands and a map, if the map is no good?

Claim: The North Magnetic Pole has shifted, and is midway between King's Cross and Euston Underground Stations. Facts required for proof: The North Magnetic Pole moves about in an elliptical path with a maximum radial distance of about 80km coinciding with movement about the sun (ignoring polar drift for now), …

2007-11-27 : Enlightenment

What is it about blokes that, once they hit about 40-45, makes them want to own a good sturdy torch (that's “flashlight”, for people of American extraction)? I remember as a 5 or 6 year old having a little square AA battery torch, which was next to bloody useless as …

2007-11-23 : 2008 Stache Roundup

On the topic of Movember (these guys are the originals, although I suppose this relates MOre to the Flaming Mo's over at the jazzed up bandwagon-stealing fundraiser), whilst not participating or instigating an effort on this side of the pond, I thought it would be the decent thing to acknowledge …

2007-11-13 : Flawed figure of speech

Kitchen sink There's some building going on over the road from work, and I was moderately amused at seeing what they'd thrown in the skip today. It wasn't until I'd spent about 20 minutes trying to think of a witty headline for this post that my brain pointed out to …