Category: Odds and ends

Purpose in a Venn diagram

Most Venn diagrams seem to have two or three overlapping circles. This one has four and it makes sense. It has helped me validate a couple of decisions this month. I’m sharing it with you now, save it for your

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First Great Western…am I unreasonable?

I asked, “Which train is going first?” And the answer was, “I’ve no idea.” Thanks First (rarely first) Great (seldom great) Western (50% of the time, on a fairly random basis, they head west ). Let’s be clear, they do

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Shudder or smile? Four figure log tables

Look what I found! Four figure tables including those dastardly four figure logarithms from Messrs Godfrey and Siddons. I shuddered and then smiled. I cannot remember my Maths teachers name at Oxford School. And the memories flood back…differential calculus at

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Winnie the Pooh: my favourite quotes

Pooh to Piglet, “Nobody can be un-cheered with a balloon.” Piglet to Pooh, “Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.” Pooh, “It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words, but rather

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Tempted to move my web hosting

To get a company to fix a problem of their creation I had to demand the name and address of their CEO and resort to complaining Tweets to get a solution. This was my experience last week when I had a

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Grout or essay?

So true: When there’s a tough TMA to be completed we can suddenly find ourselves grouting the bathroom tiles or cleaning out behind the washing machine and generally doing anything and everything to avoid getting down and dirty with an

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Whatever happened to the Great British nightclub?

Not only are nightclubs disappearing fast so are polyester trousers. That’s progress for you. The nightclub has fallen out of fashion so much that it is no longer viewed as statistically significant by the Office for National Statistics. What happened,

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