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Quote of the day

Published on January 31, 2010 by in quotes

“The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on” – Robert Bloch Steve

 
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Some truly ridiculous fines …. Is this “Bonker’s Britain ?”

Ayrshire businessman has to pay through the nose for using tissue at the wheel. A businessman has been fined £60 and had his driving licence endorsed for blowing his nose while stuck in a traffic jam. Michael Mancini, a furniture restorer from Prestwick, Ayrshire, was given the fixed penalty and docked three penalty points after

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Is iPad just iHype ?

Published on January 30, 2010 by in Computer

Apple’s new iPad has finally been “launched” on the world …. Media and blog reaction is somewhat mixed, however, I do sense a certain amount of disappointment: You cannot be serious! Internet virals take a bite out of Apple’s new iPad amid widespread disappointment. As you recall I already blogged on the subject of Apple’s

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Quote of the day

Published on January 28, 2010 by in quotes

“Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought” – Pope John Paul II Steve

 
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Commodore 64 music reaches a new level

Published on January 28, 2010 by in Computer

Back in the distant eons of time (and oh yes it was a long time ago, I had more hair etc) I was a big fan of the Commodore 64 (C64) computer (as were many other people, to date it is still the single best selling computer of all time.)  On of the main reasons

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Stating the blinkin’ obvious #3

Published on January 27, 2010 by in In the news

Ministers passing too many ‘bad’ laws, say ex mandarins. The way Britain is governed has gone wrong and is in urgent need of reform, a group of former Whitehall chiefs has warned in a highly critical report. The former civil servants paint a picture of badly trained ministers rushing through “ill thought-out” legislation to satisfy

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The arrogance of psychologists

Published on January 27, 2010 by in In the news

Moving Through Time: Thinking of the Past or Future Causes Us to Sway Backward or Forward. Although we can’t technically travel through time (yet), when we think of the past or the future we engage in a sort of mental time travel. This uniquely human ability to psychologically travel through time arguably sets us apart

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Should Jeremy Clarkson wear a tie ?

Published on January 27, 2010 by in In the news

The BBC scruffs: Bring back ties, say viewers fed up with the casual look. Once they’d never wear anything less than full evening dress just to read the news. These days, however, TV presenters are a little more casual, rejecting the formalities of jacket and tie for open-necked shirts, jumpers or jeans. And the viewers,

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Battering with the family

Published on January 27, 2010 by in food

Notice that’s not battering THE family ! Despite having been a chef (it was quite a long time ago) I’ve not had much experience with battering food. Sure, I’ve made pancakes (lots of them) and Yorkshire Puddings etc, but I am remarkably lacking in experience when it comes to battering and deep frying. Naturally my

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Am I missing something ? Apple Tablet

Apple to unveil new product, amid swirl of speculation. All eyes in the technology world are on Apple as it prepares to unveil its latest creation, amid a swirl of speculation it is a tablet computer. At 1800 GMT on Wednesday the company will hold a news conference in San Francisco to launch the new

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Diabetic Ninja (formerly EthicalCompanies.co.uk) - Steve Antony Williams

With thanks to Mike Green and Jon Silvera.

"In a world, where survival is the only rule and feelings have no place. Where winning is everything, and weakness is fatal. How much difference, can one person make?"

In memory of Karen Anne Williams who would have found the idea of me being a ninja most amusing ....