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In which someone you've never heard of writes about things you have no interest in

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When Smart Meters Aren’t

on Oct 7, 2017 in: life

In a process that took ten years, from 1986 to 1996, the Conservative government privatised energy supply in the UK and turned it into a competitive marketplace. The British public resigned themselves to a lifetime of scouring pricing leaflets and fr...

Brighton SEO

on Sep 24, 2017 in: tech, seo

Last Friday, I was in Brighton for the Brighton SEO conference. It was quite a change for me. I’ve been going to technical conferences for about twenty years or so, but the ones I go to tend to be rather grass-roots affairs like YAPC or Opentech. E...

Mail Rail Map

on Sep 11, 2017 in: london, history

If you read yesterday’s post about my Mail Rail trip, you’ll remember that my slight quibble with the experience was that there weren’t any maps showing the route that the tour takes. Well, I’ve found one. And I think it explains why they don...

Riding the Mail Rail

on Sep 10, 2017 in: london, history

I rode the Mail Rail yesterday. It was very exciting. More about that in a minute. Before that, I went to the Postal Museum. I’ve often thought that the UK needed a museum about the Post Office. And the new (well, newish – it’s been open a coup...

In just a few weeks, HBO will start to broadcast the seventh series of Game of Thrones. The show has a large cast, so I thought it would be useful to take a look at who’s still alive, where they are and what they are doing. To start, I’ve looked...

A Gig Without Phones

on Jun 3, 2017 in: music, live

On Wednesday, I went to a gig without phones for the first time since… well, since before everyone had a camera on their phone. I wasn’t planning to go to a gig on Wednesday but on Tuesday afternoon I received an email from Songkick inviting me t...

Top of the Pops and Me

on Feb 11, 2017 in: music

In 2011, the BBC started repeating old episodes of Top of the Pops. Initially, they were showing one episode a week, as close as possible to thirty-five years after the original broadcast (starting with shows from 1976). More recently, they’ve been...