Going to new places, seeing new sights and experiencing new things rules. It is known. I'd love start travel writing in it's own blog, but until I manage to organise that: there's this.

The Process and the Platform

The effort required to actually publish that last post was... considerable. Several factors contributed to this: I have slow internet access at my hotel; Currently, my only (full) computer is my work laptop; This doesn't have iPhoto installed (this is…

...In Which I Go Full Nerd

Jet lag is a funny thing. Right now it actually seems to be working in my favour; it's managed to knock a couple of bad habits out of me. Specifically, these happen to be the not entirely unrelated habits of…

This Morning.

You're going to have to wait a little while longer for the Computer History Museum, Silicon Valley Wandering and San Francisco based updates I had in mind, since I still haven't found a good way of adding the images I…

A brief update

Most people can definitively trace at least one or two traits directly back to one of their parents. In my case I can definitely lay the blame for two at the feet of my father: I know the rules of…

Fourteen Days in the Valley

I can see the mountains, but I suppose that's only to be expected. I am in Mountain View, after all. As of today, I'm in Silicon Valley for my "noogler training," something which most companies would just refer…

s/@seebyte\.com/@google\.com/g

Yes. That's right. I did it. I used a sed expression as post title. I've been very quiet as of late, though in my defence I've been very busy for a few months. In the middle of that I had…

The Journey Home

Authors note: This post was actually written on Sunday. As it turns out, writing it on the iPad was no problem at all, but actually posting it (with the picture and links) was a different matter entirely. You know, the…

The right kind of holiday

It has been, by my count, at least 18 months since I last had a holiday (aside from one weekend spent in Cardiff). It's getting to the point where I'm starting to feel that I really need a one. But…

Sasanach

Helen's comment on my previous entry put me in mind of what I've felt as the Scottish attitude towards England and the English more or less ever since I arrived here (seven years ago!). It goes something like this: The…

Why Bristol Depressed Me, and Other Stories...

So. It's not that I feel that Bristol is an intrinsically bad or depressing place. My attitude to it was coloured by the fact that I was a little tired of travelling, tired in general and didn't entirely want to…