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Full Nerd II: Nerd Harder

It seems that people really enjoyed my post about the computer history museum. At the time I wrote it, I was worried that it might constitute just a little bit too much nerd, so I held back on my initial impulse to put in more pictures and gush enthusiastically about how awesome it all was. […]

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A Different Kind of Tourism

If a person were to walk from downtown Mountain View (in so far as Mountain View has a town to be down of) to the Computer History Museum, and then kept going, they might find themselves wandering into Shoreline Business Park. This is where you would find the silicon in this part of the valley. […]

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The Process and the Platform

The effort required to actually publish that last post was… considerable. Several factors contributed to this: I have slow internet access at my hotel; Currently, my only (full) computer is my work laptop; This doesn’t have iPhoto installed (this is mostly for reasons of simplicity, I’d probably get it if I asked). In the end, […]

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…In Which I Go Full Nerd

Jet lag is a funny thing. Right now it actually seems to be working in my favour; it’s managed to knock a couple of bad habits out of me. Specifically, these happen to be the not entirely unrelated habits of going to bed too late (then making it later by reading for a good long […]

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This Morning.

You’re going to have to wait a little while longer for the Computer History Museum, Silicon Valley Wandering and San Francisco based updates I had in mind, since I still haven’t found a good way of adding the images I wanted to. In the meantime, I thought I’d tell you about my morning, in a […]

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A brief update

Most people can┬ádefinitively┬átrace at least one or two traits directly back to one of their parents. In my case I can definitely lay the blame for two at the feet of my father: I know the rules of cricket inside out; Walking right across town doesn’t faze me in the slightest. The first isn’t really […]

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Fourteen Days in the Valley

I can see the mountains, but I suppose that’s only to be expected. I am in Mountain View, after all. As of today, I’m in Silicon Valley for my “noogler training,” something which most companies would just refer to as an induction. At Google, though, there’s a bit more too it than that. There are […]

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Magic!

Okay, you’ve probably heard about this already, since it seems to be spreading across the internet like some sort of tube based wildfire/hot cakes hybrid, but it’s still awesome. Check this out: This is exactly the sort of thing I love to see as an app on a smart phone. It’s a very cool use […]

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What todo?

The return train ride after a visit to my parents’ house is, if anything, more pleasant that the outward journey. This is not least, of course, because it ends in Edinburgh, rather than Doncaster*. Be that as it may, this is perhaps a good time to pick up the thought I left hanging at the […]

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The right kind of holiday

It has been, by my count, at least 18 months since I last had a holiday (aside from one weekend spent in Cardiff). It’s getting to the point where I’m starting to feel that I really need a one. But what kind of holiday? Having stopped to think about it, I’ve realised that most of […]

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