While the developed world has been less than successful (a slight understatement, perhaps?) at exporting democracy to the Middle East in a reasonable manner, that doesn’t mean they can’t have its flip-side, the free market! There was a news piece a couple of months back on how Africa was the first continent to achieve theContinue reading “Pointing North”
…Is, very sadly, strangely addictive. It’s the 20-something’s equivalent of “are we there yet? are we there yet?…. are… we… there…” But I am trying to wait patiently.
Since I’ve had the Pentax for a couple of weeks, and TWJ for only a few days, there’s some back-log stuff to post – these are pics I took of the Trafalgar square side of the National Gallery, after it had been raining.
A very nice day on Saturday, so took a trip to Kew Gardens, and walked for miles… Always very strange when you end up in a park in London (or any other big metropolis), becuase you catch bits and pieces of the city through the gaps in the borders: a skyrise at the end ofContinue reading “Lazing on a sunny afternoon”
Since I work for a high-end computer magazine, Custom PC (btw, our website isn’t great, don’t blame me, it’s not really controlled by the people on the magazine’s editorial side…), I get the chance to play with some very neat gadgets. At the moment, I’ve got a Pentax Optio S4i camera, which is, as with all good gadgets, a) tiny and b)Continue reading “Pentax Optio S4i – If Pandora had a camera, rather than a box”
Long before Beckham, Sherlock Holmes was taking the corporate pound (or maybe guinea, I don’t know his going rate). At least him and Watson do it with style – a far cry from that dire and desperate 50 Cent / Jay Z Reebok trainer ad.. Click for a bigger view so that you can see the excellent deduction in theContinue reading “Even Sherlock Holmes was a sell out”
Hello! Welcome to my weblog, The Wired Jester. TWJ – almost the same acronym as the Wall Street Journal, so hopefully that will confer some authority. Or maybe not. No, the name was mainly chosen becuase I do like Jesters and Fools. The most famous Fool is the strange and melancholy one in Shakespeare’s KingContinue reading “All licensed, all welcome”
This, Ladies, Gentleman and robots, is a test, to see if all this works…