Why Alex Salmond can’t answer the currency question

Last night, from my London hotel room, I tuned in to STV using an online web service.  It spoke volumes that the debate on whether the United Kingdom is to remain as it is, was not broadcast outside of Scotland.  Here in England, there was only the heavily edited highlights on television afterwards.  Some might claim

Airport security

My current job involves travel. Three days out of my week are spent in London, which means my employer, at presumably great expense to them, puts me up in a hotel and has me fly down to the kingdom’s capital. I fly the Little Red at 0635 meaning my alarm must wake me at 0400

We’re boycotting marriage until it’s equal!

Today Her Majesty gave Royal assent to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act meaning that gay and humanist weddings will be able to take place in England and Wales. Living in Scotland, while part of the United Kingdom (for now), our parliament must pass its own bill before same sex marriage can take place here.

Gravity : Bullock Grabs at things in Space

Couldn’t help but laugh at a friend’s review of the new trailer for Gravity… here is my literal interpretation of her comment.   And of course, here is a link to the actual trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufsrgE0BYf0

Bitter Together – Stop Banning Debate!

This video keeps being taken down because people who don’t support Scottish Independence don’t like its hard truths. Now I don’t currently support independence but I do support grown up debate.  Don’t ask me to take it down, I won’t. Alternatively download the video here (You may have to right click and choose to save it

Hudud and Escape, a novel by Andy Barratt

On the 4th of November, I spotted a strange term trending on Google+, “#nanowrimo2012”.  I had no idea what it was or how much I would find myself tagging posts on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ with #nanowrimo after I found out exactly what was going on. NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month.  The

My Favourite Area

This morning it was raining on my walk to work.  Now it often rains and whilst I find it depressing, I am generally used to it however this morning, the rain was cold, harsh, unyielding and most importantly, its angle fell directly upon my upper legs as they lifted one at a time in my 30 minute

Google Maps has its oddities too

While we’re all jumping on the band wagon of pointing out that iOS6 Maps having bad maps (it does by the way, truly awful maps), let’s not forget that no body is perfect… Not the first issue that I’ve found on Google Maps, let’s not forget what I found on a TomTom satnav a while