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Money As Debt

March 28, 2009

Several years ago I asked my workmates the question: “If a government needs more money, why can’t it just print more?” We talked about inflation, and the linking money to tangible assets like gold, but soon realised that we didn’t have enought information to come up with a good answer. I recently saw the “Money […]

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Do I look like my daughter?

March 20, 2009

Not sure, Mum thinks I do a bit… She’s got better hair then me…

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Deathprobe!

March 5, 2009

I’ve just been watching the Six Million Dollar Man episode “The Return of Deathprobe” (all one word, not Death Probe mind you). As I kid I was completely in awe of this thing – and it’s only watching as an adult that I realise how completely silly the plot really is. I did notice one […]

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Sad news

March 4, 2009

Just received the news that my Grandmother passed away last night. She suffered with dementia for several years, and her passing was expected. As far as I can tell she died peacfully in her sleep* which is all you can hope for. I feel a strange mixture of sadness and relief. They call Alzeihmers/dementia “the […]

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Another successful laser harp build

January 28, 2009

Nicolas has been working diligently on getting his version of the laser running. I’m pleased to say that he’s succeeded – well done! (It looks so much neater than mine!)

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Who is that guy in the header, is it you…?

January 22, 2009

Someone emailed me to ask if that picture in the header is me… It’s actually this guy: He’s a character called Jesse, and every week on The Fast Show he would report on what he’d been eating (Jesse’s Diets), or later on, what he’d been wearing (Jesse’s Fashion Tips). …and yes, that is the actor […]

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Verify your website against a bazillion different browsers…

January 16, 2009

OK well not quite… But this is a really neat site – http://browsershots.org It lets you see how any given URL looks on many different browser platforms. This is invaluable when you are trying a new site layout (like me)…

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2009, time to update a few things…

January 15, 2009

I’ve been meaning to update my blog for a long time now. The old theme was getting a bit tired, and this new corporate theme looked nice and clean. I need to make a few tweaks here and there, but it’s not too bad at the moment. I’m currently working on putting a Dalek together […]

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How the TARDIS really works…

May 17, 2008

On the show it looks effortless, but in real life it can take a little longer to make the TARDIS appear…

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Happy LASER day…

May 16, 2008

Today is the birthday of the LASER beam – it’s 48. From Wikipedia: The first working laser was demonstrated on May 16, 1960 by Theodore Maiman at Hughes Research Laboratories.[2] Since then, lasers have become a multi-billion dollar industry. The most widespread use of lasers is in optical storage devices such as compact disc and […]

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