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Book of the century

Simply the best prose you will read in the next couple of decades at least. Listen to the Guardian Podcast and then buy the book here. You will not regret it (or your money back).

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Some ****er hacked my blog

If I have to keep cleaning up this blog I’m going to trash it completely. Despite the maintenance I do regularly there are still rafts of smart arsed robots insistent on posting junk behind my back. Grrr…

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Good job I haven’t committed a major crime

If the police IT forensics people were checking my alibi for last night they might have thought I was lying when I said I was at home in bed (with my real alibi – the wife). Twitter sent me an … Continue reading

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The Man Who Was Thursday

According to my Kindle I am 57% of the way through G.K.Chesterton’s “The Man Who Was Thursday”. Whilst I am enjoying it, there are times when I need a change. I put the Kindle down and picked up the Sunday … Continue reading

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A blast from the past

I found this cartoon in an old folder from about 25 years ago. It still makes me laugh. I had to re-work it in photoshop and apologise to the creator as I don’t know who it is.

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Quality newspapers are not just for the intelligentsia

The wonderful Northern family owned Booths supermarkets (since 1847) have a number of great loyalty bonuses including free tea  and coffee (you don’t even need to buy anything!) and a free newspaper on Saturdays and Sundays if you spend more … Continue reading

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Hold your horses, the boy’s gone mad

My lifestyle and physical exercise are words that really shouldn’t exist in the same sentence, that is until now. There’s no denying the ageing process and there comes a time when you realise that there are certain things you’d like to do before … Continue reading

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Magnificent data import (not really)

I received an unsolicited call today which illustrates some rather poor data munging Caller: Can I speak to Mr Kirkby Me: There’s nobody here of that name, sorry Caller: Mr Stephen Kirkby Me: No sorry you have the wrong number Caller: Is that The … Continue reading

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Blog restoration (no thanks for the hack attack)

Well I guess it is partly my own fault for not blogging since April of this year as I clearly don’t then have an eye on a ball so to speak. Two of my wp pages were hacked resulting in … Continue reading

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Twitter Hiccup

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