Category Archives: Thoughts on the World

From the Ministry of Strange Coincidences…

We’ve been getting through lockdown at least in part by working through Richard Coyle’s back catalogue. As well as things we hadn’t seen before, like the excellent Five Days of War, I tracked down a copy of The Whistleblowers from … Continue reading

Saturday, May 23, 2020 in Thoughts on the World

Demolition Man

A great piece of futurology, remarkably prescient for this year The other night we re-watched the highly entertaining Demolition Man, starring Sylvester Stallone, Sandra Bullock and Wesley Snipes (and let’s not forget Sir Nigel Hawthorne, who famously did it mainly … Continue reading

Hungry Birds!

Enormous excitement chez nous. We have a bird box, installed in the courtyard many years ago, which has been systematically ignored most years. But not this year. A couple of weeks ago we realised that a couple of blue tits … Continue reading

Friday, May 22, 2020 in Photography, Thoughts on the World

Channel Hopping Mad!

Why are digital radio and TV such exemplars of a bad user experience? In the good old days of a small number of analogue broadcast channels, watching TV or listening to the radio was a rewardingly simple process. To watch, … Continue reading

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in Agile & Architecture, Thoughts on the World

A Ray of Sunshine

For about ten minutes at the end of each evening the sunlight lights up our newest sculpture through the Chinese circle. I thought it would be nice to share this: it’s a pretty image in it’s own right, I’d like … Continue reading

Thursday, May 14, 2020 in Thoughts on the World, Website & Blog

Small is Beautiful

Here are a couple more of my shots from the Tutankhamun exhibition. The sarcophagus is a particular delight, as the full-sized items did not travel from Egypt, but this 6″ version did. In real life it’s tiny – if you … Continue reading

Saturday, January 18, 2020 in Photography, Thoughts on the World

Wonderful Things

Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh Ahead of the opening of the new museum at Giza dedicated entirely to Tutankhamun, some of the treasures from his tomb have been doing a last "world tour", including London’s Saatchi Gallery. They will … Continue reading

Sunday, January 5, 2020 in Photography, Thoughts on the World

A European Visitor’s Guide to Hawaii

Sunbathing, service, costs and chickens! Hawaii is a great place to visit, but based on our recent experience some things may come as a surprise to European visitors, used to comparable destinations in Europe, the Caribbean or mainland USA. For … Continue reading

Monday, November 25, 2019 in Hawaii Travel Blog, Thoughts on the World, Travel

Death of an Alien

An Upgrade Too Far, OR: Don’t Count Your Aliens Before They Explode Out Of Your Thorax! Prior to 2009, I regularly upgraded our desktop PC / server, changing the entire hardware and/or rebuilding from scratch every year or two. There … Continue reading

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in PCs/Laptops, Thoughts on the World

Pearl Harbor

Day 16 Today we have another long-awaited organised tour: Pearl Harbor. Preparations are complicated by an additional security directive since we tried to arrange the same trip in 2016 – you are allowed no bags of any form, quite a … Continue reading

Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Hawaii Travel Blog, Thoughts on the World, Travel

Shit Hit Fan!

Something in the note on my desk this morning hinted that my day was not going to go quite as planned… 🙂 Continue reading

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 in Humour, Thoughts on the World

Cross-Posting

Musings on how to streamline the photo blogging process Continue reading