Category Archives: Rants

Motorway Brexit Left

By | Thursday, 29 March 2018

Driving along any motorway in England at the moment is an exercise in traffic control and cone watching. Everywhere you see the same sign, ‘upgrading to smart motorways expect delays [until after we leave Europe]’. For like every other malaise that seems to malign this one sceptered isle it is the influence of the EU… Read More »

My Cup

By | Friday, 2 February 2018

Maybe the stresses of the world we all lived through in 2017 (and for a few years before that it feels) are finally getting to us all. Maybe it is the accelerating pace of technology and the number of new branches and innovations that has us confused and bedraggled. Maybe it is because we are… Read More »

“It was the best of times…”

By | Sunday, 31 December 2017

“…it was the worst of times” For those of you in the know the quote is of course from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, it may have also been the start to some Victorian Novel by Charles Dickens called Tale of Two somethings-or-another. So why am I using it? Well it is simple,… Read More »

The ‘Approved’ Conundrum

By | Monday, 13 November 2017

There is a well known parents website (whose title suggests a single gendered focus) who have become an increasingly powerful presence and influencer. Quite recently I have noticed with increasing frequency that their awards or recommendations for products are now appearing on the packaging of those products. I have no issue with this happening as… Read More »

Paradise Trilogy

By | Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Paradise Found So if you have hid your head under a rock for the past few days you may have missed the news about the Paradise Papers. This is another large group of financial documents, similar to last year’s Panama Papers, that detail the wonderfully creative avoidance of tax by the mostly super rich. To… Read More »

So Very Busy

By | Thursday, 24 August 2017

There is an old adage that if you want anything done then you should find a busy person and ask them to help… So there are two parts to that. Either they are busy because they are always efficient and can handle a great deal of things, or they are the sort of happy moron… Read More »

Facebook: the Sharer

By | Wednesday, 22 January 2014

This Facebook type is the constant Sharer. You know the time of day by the sudden rush of shares from their timeline as they push item after item onto their feed. Often they follow other Sharer’s, they work best when they are in packs, passing the same tired item from feed to feed in a… Read More »

Half Life of Knowledge

By | Tuesday, 22 October 2013

So having seen a recent episode of QI on Knowledge I learned that facts have a half life. That is to say they decay quite rapidly. It isn’t that they were wrong, it is just that further investigation uncovers more information that obsoletes the original information. So maybe it is that they are wrong, but… Read More »

Candy Land

By | Sunday, 14 July 2013

So I haven’t really engaged much with changing sweets since I wad younger but this trend of spray and liquid sweets seems very mad. Why don’t you just inject diabetes right into the children, flavoured by preference. This specific post was created using WordPress for Android on a mobile phone. This explains but not excuses… Read More »