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Waste of time

I decided to fill my car tyres with air this evening. It’s always a daunting task. I don’t use the machine often enough to ever feel familiar with it. I always need to read the instructions carefully. I live in fear of accidentally inflating myself. I drove up to the machine and there was already […]

Grand Prix pre-season meetup

Have you ever wanted to meet me? Then tough, because you might have to if you are going to Badger GP’s Grand Prix pre-season F1 fan meetup! The good people at Badger GP kindly invited me to attend as a guest. While it’s a fair trek for me to go down to London, it was in […]

Going iPodless — an experiment

I have long struggled with my use of portable music devices. The appeal to listen to audio on the go is strong. It probably started off as a novelty, or as something to keep me occupied on long train journeys. Back then it was a relatively cumbersome personal CD player. Then MP3 players came and […]

Online dating etiquette

So I’ve joined some dating websites and looked at some people’s profiles. There’s only one thing for it — I have to contact someone. But how do you go about it? It’s difficult enough talking to people in real life. How on earth do you approach a stranger online? I was buoyed somewhat by the […]

Writing your profile

This is the third part in a series of posts. Keep an eye out for the following posts, which will be published later this week. Once you have decided to join a dating website, you need to go through the rigmarole of setting up your profile. This is, of course, similar to any other kind […]

Choosing the right website

This is the second in a series of posts. Keep an eye out for the following posts, which will be published later this week. So having decided to bite the bullet and investigate online dating, I needed to decide which website to join. I had identified two potentials. Both OkCupid and Match.com have their advantages […]

Online dating: Biting the bullet

This is a series of posts about online dating, which I have dabbled in a bit during the past year or so. The majority of these posts were written back in February 2011, but I ran out of steam and consigned them to the drafts folder. I didn’t begin work on the posts again until […]

Rediscovering the Woolworths Virtual Museum

Back when I was a student (and for a little while after I graduated), I worked for Woolworths. I was there from 2006 right until the shutters came down for the last time on 6 January 2009. Working at Woolworths during the closing down sale was one of the most extraordinary periods of my life. […]