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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.

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

David Niven - Happy 100th

Received David Niven's autobiography, "The Moon's A Balloon", in the post today and then realised it is the 100th anniversary of his birth.

2010-03-01 00:00 | Read more

Country living

Battling against the elements sometimes makes you appreciate the simple things in life - like running water.

2010-02-24 00:00 | Read more