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Blogging about technology and randomness since 2002

December 25, 2016
by Neil Turner

Merry Christmas!

A quick blog post to wish you all a Merry Christmas. We’re in York with my parents for what is Lizzie’s first Christmas. Alas, it’s been overshadowed by illness – myself, Lizzie, Christine and my mum are all ill with … Continue reading

August 17, 2016
by Neil Turner


It probably won’t surprise you to see that I’m on something of a hiatus from blogging. I started a new job a couple of weeks ago, and have been very busy getting to grips with it at peak time. Lizzie … Continue reading

May 25, 2015
by Neil Turner
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May 25th

One thing Wikipedia is good for is finding out what happens on a particular day in history. For example, on May 25th: 1878 – Gilbert and Sullivan‘s H.M.S. Pinafore opens in London. 1895 – Oscar Wilde is sent to prison for … Continue reading

September 17, 2014
by Neil Turner
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Total eclipse of the heart

I’ve lost two friends and colleagues to heart attacks this year. My friend Dave passed away in March, and today I heard that one of my colleagues had a heart attack at the weekend (BBC news article) and sadly didn’t … Continue reading