Installing Windows

In true scientific fashion, I've turned the notification off.

Opening Windows

As any Mac aficionado will tell you, Windows is terrible. As an operating system, it's as slow, cumbersome and ponderous as an ageing basset hound. Windows machines seem to take a break before completing any action - unlike the sprightly Mac which snaps to attention like an eager

Sour Apple

I’m an Apple fan-boi. I have all the kit. I listen to all the podcasts. But this year, I’m not loving it so much. I’m irked by my erstwhile favourite podcasters. Is it them? No. Is it me? No. It’s Apple. There’s the long-running bad-tempered

Gender Politics

Working in Paris, I met Todd. A tall black guy from Texas. Witty, urbane, alarmingly handsome and as camp as Christmas. I remember being told that he was gay. I replied, “Of course he is”, and thought no more about it.

Degree of separation

Eventually, I decided that Paris was way more interesting and fun. I dropped out and was promptly sent to Budapest, which turned out to be even better than Paris.

What’s Essential?

“Scotland will beat Italy, Ireland will hammer England, and Wales might upset France.” 0 for 3. In reality, Scotland was beaten by a deserving Italy, England won a historic victory against Ireland, and France put Wales to the sword. My plans for a career in sports punditry have been put

Fire in the Hole!

I came across the "Chemin de Stevenson." Named for Robert Louis Stevenson, the Scottish author, it is a 225-km meander through Southern France. No, seriously, it is.


At around forty-five minutes, I reached my horror tolerance maximum and burst into tears. I stopped the treadmill and took a break outside, weeping openly.
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