National Health

Living in America was something of a culture shock for me when I first arrived. Trivial things for the most part, like missing that brand of biscuits you like with your tea or Cadbury’s chocolate. All small things and easily remedied. The one thing which still stands out in my mind is the difference in… [Read More]

Where’s my flying car?

Wait a minute, this is 2013? Where’s my flying car? I was promised a flying car by now!. A mate of mine recently blogged about how we are living in the future and it got me thinking to how much things have changed since I was a nipper. Taking a look around my living room,… [Read More]

Master of the Arcane

I met a guy in a coffee shop one time who was a fellow Linux enthusiast and we fell into a conversation about my shiny new Linux desktop running on my net-book. As a fellow geek he was drawn to the screen like a moth to an electronic flame, and we soon fell into a… [Read More]

My Personal PDA

I started off with Psion organisers before moving on to my beloved Palm pilot. I’m now using an Android. These new tools were part of my endless pursuit of “Getting Things Done.” As I was exposed to new ideas and technologies, I would constantly refine and adapt my process. This was all part of my… [Read More]


When I am an old woman I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me. And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter. I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m tired And gobble up… [Read More]

Virtualization and Drupal

Running Drupal under VMware, initial performance planning Drupal has huge potential for scalability due to its structure. As a result, it can be installed under a multitude of configurations. Splitting the database and search from the main web application server is a common setup. Using a virtualized environment, such as a VMware Server, you can… [Read More]

Liver Pâté

Quick Recipe for Liver Pâté. This is the basic way I make it, you can add port, wine, whiskey anything you want. 1lb of chicken livers Half pound of salted butter Salt / Pepper to taste I clean off any grisly bits and wash them, pop them in boiling water for about 5 minutes, they… [Read More]

Haslet – Family recipe

Quick post with a recipe for Haslet, I’ll clean it up later with some pictures and more information. 1lb sausage meat 1lb of liver (traditionally beef or lamb) 2 large Onions 1 cup breadcrumbs Season to taste (salt / pepper / small amount of nutmeg) I like English bangers which are hard to find over… [Read More]