Given that apologies are back in fashion I thought it was time to apologise for not having contributed to the blogosphere for yonks. I have just been keeping my head down, working hard, and had forgotten to stand back and take perspective, of myself, and of the nation. Well, where are we? In recession. Grinding […]
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On May 5th, the British electorate has the task of choosing its voting system. It is a simple binary choice: to stick with first past the post (FPTP) or take a hesitant step into the unknown with the alternative vote (AV). The Lies About The Alternative Vote and First Past The Post The campaigns on […]
St Mellion Nicklaus Signature Course was the venue for a fantastic day’s golf yesterday in the best weather we have had this year in the South West. I enjoyed the amiable accompaniment of an old school-friend, Kenny and his son Callum who were staying at the resort for a week with their family.
Back in October, I decided to extend my experiment of WordPress plugin development by producing a premium version of my free Slickr Flickr plugin that makes it easy to include your photos within a WordPress blog. Originally I had been hesitant that no-one would pay for a premium version given that so many themes and […]
This new coalition government has surprised me yet again! This time by abolishing the Audit Commission. This is a body created in 1983 by a previous Conservative administration to monitor the performance and expenditure of publicly funded organizations. According to Eric Pickles, Local Government Secretary, it has now lost its way and grown too fat […]