Cloudy with a Chance of Bubbles

Today’s subject is the Cloud. The capitalised one, not the dark fluffy thing that spoils picnics. The one that gets technology and business pundits falling over themselves with excitement. Gartner, for example, with their breathless prediction that “global cloud spending will exceed $200 billion by 2016“. Or Juniper research, who opine that “the cloud-based mobile market …

Bicycle Fit

or How Not to Buy a Bicycle So you want to get fit, have fun, reconnect with the outdoors and indulge in the simple pleasure of transporting yourself without motors, oil, batteries or petrol. It’s all good. Most likely, your first thoughts are to purchase a new bicycle. You are no fool, so you do …

Transforming the Aubergine

Hotly anticipated this, I am sure. Unlike the aubergine. That stuff about international politics and the world of business is all very well, but right here, right now, we get down to the proper content. The real deal. The re-habilitation of the aubergine. Read on. Pace yourself. Savour. Not that any introduction is really necessary here, …

The Lives of Others

I wrote earlier about PRISM and my thoughts on that, correctly categorised I think, as a rant. Today’s entertainment is definitely political though. The question being addressed is simple. What is the truth ? Now before going further, I should clarify that I do not intend a philosophical diversion. There is that moment in conversation between …

Pitch Perfect

In spite of my cynicism about the whole area of hifi, youthful habits never die. They merely echo through middle age. As such, I acquired a new record player. It is a Denon DP50L. It is new to me, but was originally made and sold in 1978. F Pretty huh ? If you were to …