Americans who learn that I’m from England often make some joke about the weather, usually something to do with rain. Now in my 20+ years in the USA I’ve experienced all kinds of rainstorms, including a memorable hailstorm while at a trade show in Atlanta which dumped inches of hail in a matter of minutes…Read More The true meaning of rain….
I was doing a little egogoogling (Googling for my name) and came across an unexpected reference that took me back 40 years in a trice…. Yes, it’s the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, which I attended from 1963 to 1968. This makes me an Old Wycombiensian or something like that….Read More Oh yes, THAT was the place
“Now we know that no other president of the United States has ever lied so baldly and so often and so demonstrably … The presumption now has to be that he’s lying any time that he’s saying anything.” (Ray McGovern, a former CIA analyst and friend of Bush’s father, quoted by John Pilger in the…Read More Quotation of the day
I’m 53, and a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, where I’ve worked since 1985. You can find a bit about me here. I’m married to Merry and we have two kids, both of whom flew the coop years ago. Chris lives in Seattle; Kate is married to a really nice guy called Mark and they…Read More A bit about me
So we’re headed off to Carmel Valley in a couple of days, and this breaks loose. I called ahead: they felt nothing. I’d like to feel a “safe” earthquake sometime. I’ve been around during a mild one (just enough to set a bowl of water rippling), but I’ve never felt the earth move in a…Read More Shakin' all over
I first put up a personal web a few years ago. I authored it in MS FrontPage, developed the navigation, populated it… and then nothing. Or not very much. Maintenance became a chore, the site was cramped (only 8MB), I could only update it from my home PC, which was useless (I spend a lot…Read More Why a blog?
This weekend has been dominated by emotionally draining film experiences. First, I saw Lord of the Rings: Return of the King twice, on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. The first time was with my dearest friends with whom I saw the first two LotR films – we call ourselves “The Fellowship of the Fellowship”. The…Read More On exhausting experiences
OK, the basic links are in place. From here on, I’ll be populating the pages off the Links navigation area.Read More Link and home page structure in place
The Links section on the right hand side is still under development.Read More Please ignore the links
It looks as if Movable Type doesn’t extend the “Entries” column all the way down, so the various navigation stuff on the right hand side wraps under the entries in a ugly fashion. Presumably once I get enough content into this, the problem will go away. Of course I could always learn CSS and fix…Read More Seems to be a Movable Type bug here