A Sticky Situation

I discovered this week why builders always have a tube of Superglue in their pockets, and how daft our method of heating houses here in the UK is. It’s all connected with the melee of activity that’s just starting to take over our lives at chez Derbyshire as we finally get round to all of…

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Is Digital Analogous to Analogue?

It seems that, contrary to expectations, the few remaining record stores still selling old-fashioned vinyl LPs and singles are flourishing here in England. At first you might think this is only because old codgers like me just have an old record player, and we spend our days looking for rare copies of original Rolling Stones…

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An Unmoving Experience

It seems, from the regular emails containing instructions about the delivery of packing boxes and the matching status updates confirming the allocation of my new work area, that I’m about to move to a brand new office. Our beloved old Building Five (or, to use the correct terminology, “Bldg5”) is about to be redeveloped to…

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A Busman’s Holiday, or Just a Hard Drive?

They say that plumbers typically have leaky pipes in their own house, and that the wives of painters and decorators all complain their own house could do with a lick of paint. When you do one kind of job all week, the last thing you want to do at weekends is the same job. Here…

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