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Stronger for Scotland?
How about making bags Stronger at Lidl
Sunshine on Scotland
Reflections on the GE2015 general election result in Scotland
Lived long and prospered
RIP Leonard Nimoy. He died today, Friday February 27th 2015, aged 83.
Charles and Kate
No, not those ones. Charles Kennedy and Kate Stephen dominating the front of the LibDem "shop" in Fort William High Street.
Independence March and Rally 2013
The second of three March and Rally events took place in Edinburgh on Saturday September 21st to support the cause of Scottish independence
My favourite software package names
FOSS projects often have fun names for their packages as they have a different set of marketing considerations compared to commercial software. This is a list of some of my favourite names.
New Xiph video
The second in a series of videos from, the makers of Vorbis Tools, explaining and demonstrating audio sampling, quantization and bit-depth using both analogue and digital equipment.
Homemade Yes Logo board
A couple of downloadable designs of the YesScotland logo for printing at home
Is there life out there somewhere? The discovery that the star Tau Ceti has a planet orbiting it within the Goldilocks zone prompts a domestic discussion about the probability of alien life.
Obama comments on Independence Referendum
Actually, he didn't comment on the 2014 referendum but his words do have a direct relevance for those opposing independence.
Independence March and Rally 2012
The first of three March and Rallies took place in Edinburgh on 22nd September 2012
GVim and printing
How to get GVim to play nicely with CUPS
Roderick versus Gnasher
The different feeding techniques of two red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris)
Positive case for the union
After 305 years of the union with England we are still waiting to hear what the benefits are for Scotland.
Cui bono
More than 2,000 years ago the famous Roman consul Marcus Tullius Cicero used the phrase "cui bono" (as a benefit to whom?) when making a speech defending a friend against a charge of murder. Cicero's argument was that people may have hidden motives for the testimony they give. The adage is as true now as it was then. Can we trust what we are told?
God save the King
A reminder of the verse of the song usually omitted from use
Creating lined writing paper using GLE
Looking for a way to create lined paper templates programmatically I discovered Graphics Language Editor (GLE). This short tutorial explains some basics of GLE and how you can use it to produce your own templates. Lined paper output samples are provided, for download, in PDF format for the A4 paper size. All packages used are available in Debian Wheezy.
Lorem ipsum alternatives
Bored with the same old lorem ipsum text? There are lots of fun alternatives available online.
GVim and Firefox together
"View Page Source" in Firefox/Iceweasel is really useful but sometimes seeing the code in your usual Editor is so much better.
Goodbye Scotsman
My part in the fall and fall of mainstream media in Scotland