General

Goals for 2018

This year has been a poor one for achieving the goals I set in January: Improve photography skills: Failed, although thanks to Lesley I have some resources to help me now. KAM Tools (software startup): Failed due to a lack…
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Goals for 2017

Posted here mainly so that I have a reference: Improve photography skills to the point where I can take half-decent photos of trains. Start selling licences for KAM Tools (software startup with a colleague from a previous job). Finish and…
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Winter clearout

Over the years I’ve accumulated lots of books, maps and DVDs which I’ve rarely used. I don’t have enough space to store them all so I’m looking to sell them on at a significant discount. All items are in very…
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Goals for 2011

New goals for this year: Buy house—assuming I’m still gainfully employed and the banks start to lend to people without £30k+ deposits. Continue to sign up new clients to web/email hosting package, with the goal of having 5-10 clients by…
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Merry Christmas

Highlights from today: The slightly worrying suggestion that when Chris sees The Prince (Niccolò Machiavelli), he thinks of me. A black metal teapot with built-in infuser and a tin full of loose leaf darjeeling. A desk diary which contains a…
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Holiday to Alderney

After failing to book a proper holiday since I started my job (most of my weeks off work have been consumed by UKUUG events and other voluntary groups), I have decided to go back to Alderney for five days in…
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My emergency budget

Tuesday will see George Osborne’s emergency budget, which I expect will contain a swathe of cuts and an increase in VAT. Since my A level in economics makes me more qualified to write a budget than Osborne (with his Modern…
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Trip to Bletchley Park

On the off-chance that there are some people who read my blog but aren’t on Facebook, a group of us will be going to Bletchley Park on Saturday 19 June for the Vintage Computer Festival. Full details can be found…
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A plan for buying Manchester United

I’m not a big football fan—I don’t even understand the offside rule—but I’m somewhat concerned about the finances of football clubs in the UK, especially Manchester United, after watching Panorama this week. Apart from anything else, United is part of…
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