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Newcastle revisited

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Newcastle revisited

Returning to Newcastle 25 years after living here has been a disorientating experience. Walking down familiar streets, there are unfamiliar absences and presences, and, which is even odder, buildings that I can see are new, but I can't for the life of me remember what was there before.…

open source? Microsoft?!

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open source? Microsoft?!

Microsoft announced recently that it has developed *its own* distribution of Linux. Having followed the IT industry since around the time MS-DOS came out, this is hard to digest and gives rise to some complicated feelings.…

making of

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making of

Encouraged by Tess (and inspired by the Second Life machinima she's been making) I was spurred to start learning a new skill I've been meaning to get into for ages…

puppy

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puppy

I got a puppy this month; last time I got an 8 week old labrador pup was in 1998. It's all pretty familiar though…

bucket lists

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bucket lists

I keep stumbling across “bucket lists” (things to do before you kick it) on the internet. Evidently it's a big, popular thing. I suspect most of them are made by young people, just setting out on their adult life. Travel…

cycling on TV

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cycling on TV

As I settle in to watch some of this year's Giro d'Italia on satellite TV, I feel lucky to have enough time to spare to watch road races unfold live, rather than relying on "highlights" (inevitably focussing on…