The watering down of Formula 1

This week Ferrari caused a ripple when it published a provocative article on its blog, The Horse Whisperer. The final paragraph is worth quoting in full, not only because it makes an interesting point, but because it elegantly quotes Adam Smith. (Motorsport, economics and my home town of Kirkcaldy all in one little paragraph!) This […]

Back to uni

Well, University starts tomorrow. The last day of freedom. This doesn’t actually feel like as big a thing as it did the previous two years. I guess that’s because I’ve actually had a hectic eight days, so it’s not as if I had much freedom in the first place. Unwisely, I popped in to work […]

Geotagging

Just been playing with the new geotagging feature in Flickr. It’s good fun, but the poor quality of the maps really let it down. It’s impossible to accurately pinpoint where anything actually is, particularly since roads are most straight lines and railways often wander out into the sea. Place names are pretty bad aswell: Burntisland […]

Yawn, another post about my sleeping patterns. Sorry

I’ve just bought a new alarm clock. Every alarm clock I’ve ever owned has broken. I did have one of those really cheap ones you get out of Argos, but one day the hands stopped moving. Eventually they also began to droop down, leaving gravity to dictate the time. It was permanently 6:30. Useless. So […]

The smoking ban: nice, but it’s gone too far

In that post I wrote about blogging a couple of weeks ago I said that I’d never gone out and investigated anything in my life. Well I’ve turned over a new leaf because that all changed today. To investigate the effects of the smoking ban I went to the pub. Of course, I could have […]

Snow day (what an original post title)

I knew we were forecast heavy snow overnight, but I had no idea it was going to be this heavy! I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much snow. I went out and took several pictures, mostly around the park. By the time I headed out the snow was already melting quite rapidly (it is […]