A casual coffee lover’s review of the AeroPress

I like to think that it is a function of my age rather than my popularity that I got only one birthday present this year! If I stretch the concept a bit, it was announced on my birthday that Formula 1 coverage was moving back to the BBC. But not even I am egotistical enough […]

Phone help needed

Despite my frightening net addiction and general interest in techy stuff, I am a bit of a Luddite when it comes to mobile phones. I got my first phone only three years ago, which probably made me among the last ½% in the country. I have only owned two phones, including the one I currently […]

Thumbs up for iRiver

My iRiver is two years old today. It was a birthday present a couple of years ago (yes, today I am now officially, unfortunately, in the grip of adulthood… gah). Recently, the MP3 player started totally acting up. It did so on the same day I got my new PC, so that put a dampener […]


Yes, it’s an interesting meme! I saw this on Nick Barlow’s LiveJournal, but I think it’s good enough to post on my proper blog. Go to Wikipedia (http://www.wikipedia.org/). Type in your birth date (but not year). List three events that happened on your birthday. List two important birthdays and one interesting death. Post this in […]

It’s gonna take over the internet

Via currybet — searching for yourself on Flickr. Not surprisingly, there’s nothing for doctorvee. But there is stuff for duncan. I think Duncan might be a dog. Related: dog, birthday, friends See also: london, wedding, december, james, party, christmas, householder, brighton Slightly related, if you search on Flickr, there is actually somebody called duncan who […]