Passing the torch

Three years ago, I upgraded my long serving home workstation to an Intel Haswell Core-i5. This upgrade had a trickle-down upgrade effect on all my other machines. My incumbent 2008 AMD64 X2 4000+ workstation...

Nothing Better Than That Wicked Edge!

About 2 years ago I started shaving with a double edge safety razor and I’ve just finished my first tub of Old Taylor of Bond Street shaving cream. As far as obsessions go, this is probably the cheapest I’ve had.


I’ve been really busy at work lately, and the spare time I have had at home has been spent on renovating the kitchen, redecorating my daughter’s bedroom, and all the other things that come with...


This week has been a lesson in contrasts for me. On one hand, I have realised how much I tolerated something that was going wrong, how much I put up with the damage and...