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Lots of stuff on politics, food, photography, technology, movies, music and other things of interest (but not necessarily in that order). All of them viewed from a vantage point in the Highlands of Scotland.

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.

2012-07-05 01:05 | Read more

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 ...

2012-06-24 21:45 | Read more

God save the King

A reminder of the verse of the song usually omitted from use

2012-06-03 15:45 | Read more

Lorem ipsum alternatives

Bored with the same old lorem ipsum text? There are lots of fun alternatives available online.

2012-03-06 12:15 | Read more

Goodbye Scotsman

My part in the fall and fall of mainstream media in Scotland

2012-02-25 15:50 | Read more


As the end of the union between Scotland and England nears with the 2014 referendum David Cameron should consider his place in history.

2012-02-22 22:05 | Read more

Digital Media Primer

Excellent digital audio and video primer available for download (and it is free).

2010-09-25 01:00 | Read more

An innocent abroad

How the quest for knowledge can lead you to discoveries you weren't searching for.

2010-04-08 01:00 | Read more

Radio Ga Ga

The nonsense in the Digital Economy Bill looks like it might become enacted without any debate in the House of Commons. This article describes one part of the madness - the proposed shutdown of FM ...

2010-04-01 01:00 | Read more

Poppy Seed Bagels

Making bagels at home is easy and fun. This is my foolproof recipe for Poppy Seed Bagels.

2010-03-26 00:00 | Read more