30 January

English pancakes – BBC Good Food recipe

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English pancakes – BBC Good Food recipe

It’s only been 15 or so years that I’ve been meaning to make these… Strange… Found this one that looked a lot like I remember them looking, so went for it: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3374/perfect-pancakes A few things to watch though: Weigh the ingredients… Don’t convert them if you’re in the US – weird things will happen if […]

23 July

Back online after 4 years!

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So much has happened since my last post over 4 years ago!  I am now the proud father of two beautiful little girls, am working for an international advertising company, have recently burned my house down, and cut off all my hair 2 months ago… So – why am I doing this again?  Why tackle […]

23 January

So what got it all started?

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An interesting question that until recently I had no idea had controversy beyond the creationist versus evolutionist argument. First off, let’s define the term “evolution” since that is really at the root of this disagreement. Evolution can represent two separate and distinct theories that, while not at odds with each other, at least don’t need […]

15 January

New Year, New Job, New Resolutions, New Observations (Complaints)

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First post of 2009 – is this some sort of milestone? Should I immortalize this happening in song and glorify the moment for all the ages? Probably not. Which brings me to my next topic! Honors. I like honors – I think it is important to remember those who have given, sacrificed and died to […]

24 August

The Obligation of the Ask

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So today, I thought I’d share a long-standing theory of mine. As I sit here on my front porch acting as the dinner-buffet for every mosquito in the state of Virginia – I get to thinking about “The Obligation of the Ask”. A very ominous name for a very simple principle: There are certain things […]

21 July

I has a complex…

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Wow – its been almost half a year since I last posted and still the traffic trickles in! The clear winners are the hard drive failure entries (largely due to a link from another way more popular blog!) and the camera review. Go figure! Today, I wanted to talk about complexity. I has it. Much […]

1 February

"A whole new world…"

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With the appropriately Disney image of Aladdin and Jasmin singing to each other on a magical flying carpet firmly lodged in your brains – to business! I have come to accept that technology is cool. super cool. Uber cool. etc. And I love it. I love it like a puppy loves a sock, like a […]

31 January

Seeing the world through Blu-coloured glasses…

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Those of you who know me know that I am a techie. A geek. A technophile. A futureist. A lover of all things gadgety. So it should come as no surprise that I am incredibly interested in the Blu-ray / HD-DVD format wars. The basic principles are these: Like Latino street gangs with a grudge, […]

24 January

Arrogance vs. Confidence

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I never used to think of myself as arrogant. Certainly, I know what I know and have no doubts about it – afterall if you didn’t think you were right, you wouldn’t think it would you?. But arrogant? Moi? Not too long ago, I was visiting my sister in sunny California (yes, my luck held […]

2 January


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My stream of consciousness beginnings to these entries hasn’t failed me yet and today is no exception! Except that it is. Over the last few months I’ve come up with any number of things that would be fun and interesting to write about but the very instant that I sit down to do it, they […]