Monthly Archives: December 2012

Why I did all my New Year Resolutions at Christmas.

So did you have a nice Christmas?  I hope you did.  Mine was everything that I hoped it would be, well mostly.  Having said goodbye to our last paying guests on Airbnb my wife and I had the house to … Continue reading

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2012 blog in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and all that

Merry Christmas one and all.   So today is Christmas Day, the day many of us wait for all year or at least from the end of summer but it is also the day that many people find uncomfortable.  For some  … Continue reading

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I’m sorry, I’m British

I read earlier this week that there in an internet phenomenon on the Reddit site known as British problems.  This site details the trials and tribulations of the people one of the politest nations, full of centuries old social protocols … Continue reading

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The end of the world is nigh: A brief history of Armageddon

It seems hard to believe that this may be my final ever blog, at least if you are one of the millions of people who are caught up in the Mayan calendar hysteria gripping parts of the world.  According to … Continue reading

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The Black Marble : The Earth from Space at night

Last week NASA released a number of fantastic images detailing our planet at night under their Black Marble project.  It took hundreds of orbits before the planet could be fully mapped and below are some of the images which I … Continue reading

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The first snow of winter!

You know that Christmas is just around the corner when the first snow arrives.  Before our company moved from London (just a few miles from Heathrow) my colleagues would cast scorn on the idea that ig might be snowing just … Continue reading

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