Digital Trainspotting

I know that computers and digital electronics have almost completely taken over our world, but it was still an eye-opening experience to see just how much they have infiltrated one of my peripheral interests: model railways. Many years ago, when space and time permitted, I indulged physically in the world of railway modelling. It’s almost…

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My Email’s Gone Cloudy

For the past several months I’ve been fighting to resolve network connectivity problems, especially with the Office 2013 version of Outlook. And then, suddenly, this week all the problems went away. Without me doing anything! Those brave souls who subject their Monday morning coffee break to my rambling diatribes will no doubt recall some of…

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A Book By Any Other Name

So last week saw the sad demise of Bruce Robertson, the managing director of the UK-based Diagram organization that specializes in artwork and design for books and other publications. While I’m sure he’d most like to be remembered by the great work his company has done, the somewhat unfortunate fact is that he’s probably best…

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Infinity = 40

At last our phone company has managed to drag a strand of high-speed cable across the six miles from the exchange to the green box at the end of my garden. In a flash I’ve been transported from the “back of beyond” into the exciting world of the “digital now” (at least, that’s what it…

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