Blessed are the nonchalant...
A chap should write a book1, plant a tree, and raise a son. ICL published my first book in 1975, I planted my first tree in 1961, and Christa and I raised Peter from 1980. In late 2006 I retired from IBM... and began a diary that helped me both during, and since, her last illness. I miss her very much.
My interests include the work of three geniuses: Charles Babbage, Shary Flenniken and George Cogar. I enjoy humour. Examples? Ernest Bramah and Emo Philips. Jokes (example). I even wrote a Chandler parody (for a bottle of Scotch) — I was young and innocent. I've been known to fight large corporations (and win!). Or castigate the BBC Trust. (6Music was saved.) There's a piece here I wrote for the IBM Hursley staff rag. And one on reverse parallel parking. Even thoughts on being an unrecognised genius.
A miniature rumination on Time. One on my mother. (Plus my recent orphan status.) Brief thoughts on Win8.1 Pro. Longer ones on choosing and using Linux. Even my first (1975) hi-fi magazine article on Living with Dolby B.
I may voice the occasional opinion2 you find uncomfortable, but I don't set out to offend.
Please tell me of any problems with the site. I keep things as simple as I know how — but no simpler. Thanks for dropping by.
Errors are (of course) deliberate. I provide something for everyone, and some people are always looking for mistooks.