Written by Colin Nicholson, Glasgow based Developer.

  1. December 30, 2020

    Wow, just wow. Check out how far Boston Dynamics have come with the smoothness and control of their robots. Mind blowing. Will Smith must…

  2. December 27, 2020

    I’ve moved the site again. I’ve lost count of how many platforms I’ve run this site on. We’ve had Wordpress, Squarespace, Hugo, and back to…

  3. January 29, 2018

    After years of waiting and campaigning, and a few false starts, it’s finally installed! What a difference, here are the results from my…

  4. October 25, 2017

    Why do I continue to have this website? I clearly can’t be bothered to think up anything to put on it, and, looking back, everything on it…

  5. August 17, 2017

    Yet another first day of school rolls around, so here’s the customary photo:

  6. August 18, 2015

    Remembered again - here is Anna starting Primary 4 I even remembered to have the grass cut this year :)

  7. May 23, 2015

    I got the chance to try out my Weber Poultry Roaster, which I have had for very nearly a year - got it for my birthday last May! Popped down…

  8. September 25, 2014

    After using Squarespace for a year, I’ve decided to move back to WordPress. Nothing wrong with squarespace, just not paying for a hosted…

  9. September 23, 2014

    I’ve finally upgraded my ageing Canon EOS 400D up to a 600D. Not new, but newer. It does HD video, so I thought I’d try it out by recording…

  10. August 17, 2014

    Keeping up the theme is first-day-of-school photos, here is Anna starting Primary 3

  11. September 26, 2013

    Well, quidco have now finally received the £50 cashback from T-Mobile and will be paying it to me shortly. That’s a reprieve for quidco, if…

  12. September 26, 2013

    Well, BT Openreach have finally given a date for my line to be upgraded to FTTC. Next May! That’s a fair bit further out than I hoped, but…

  13. September 24, 2013

    Anna started P2 (year 2 / whatever it is called where you are) recently, here’s a photo since I had one when she started P1. Let’s see if I…

  14. September 04, 2013

    After a second call to TMobile customer services, and a second claim to have sorted it out, my next bill appears to have been correct…

  15. July 17, 2013

    A rant for my first post in ages… Recently took out a 12 month SIM only deal with T-Mobile UK for Emma’s phone, having had to ditch giffgaff…

  16. August 17, 2012

    Here’s Amelia having her breakfast.

  17. August 16, 2012

    Anna started school today – can’t believe it!

  18. June 30, 2012

    On our visit to Blackpool Pleasure beach last week, I was impressed with Anna’s driving skills…

  19. June 17, 2012

    We visited Edinburgh Zoo today, first time visiting the Pandas. The weather was typical Scottish summer, gone is the sun of a few weeks ago…

  20. May 27, 2012

    I’m sitting in my garden with Amelia watching the Monaco GP on the iPad. Making the most of the amazing Scottish weather, and appreciating…

  21. May 19, 2012

    By popular demand (perhaps not), here is my slideshow from April’s visit to San Francisco. Perhaps a little cable-car heavy, but hey - that…

  22. April 18, 2012

    Inspired by this post, one of the first things I did on my visit to San Francisco was a #30 bus ride to Chestnut Street. Unfortunately, all…

  23. April 08, 2012

    I was watching Amelia on the floor last night and she was managing to roll round on to her side, so I grabbed the iPhone and took some video…

  24. April 06, 2012

    Well hasn’t it been a while since I’ve written anything here. It’s been almost a year since I installed Wordpress from a ripped off wireless…

  25. June 01, 2011

    Emma and I are pleased to announce that we are expecting our second child at the start of December. Anna is very excited to be getting what…

  26. May 24, 2011

    I’ve been using django on and off for about 6 months now, and one of the biggest annoyances with it is that you are instructed to put…

  27. May 14, 2011

    I’ve found something annoying than the ‘hot girls’ vendors in Vegas - the Eiffel Tower tat vendors in Paris. You can barely walk along the…

  28. May 10, 2011

    I’ve just finished watching the Turkish F1 Grand Prix, and am now convinced that DRS (Drag Reduction System) is a joke. Even more so than…

  29. May 02, 2011

    Well, that’s Vegas and the US (almost) done this time. I’m at Newark on my way back to Glasgow. I realised while watching TV on the way up…

  30. May 01, 2011

    I’ve stopped off in Las Vegas on the way back from Santa Clara. This is my first visit, and you can’t help be in awe of the sheer scale and…

  31. April 30, 2011

    Well, my week in California is over. The first thing I noticed when I got there was that it wasn’t all that warm - not much warmer than…

  32. April 30, 2011

    Hi there. I’m doing another blog. Why you might ask? I felt like trying again, having not had any kind of web site to speak of for years. I…