Thursday, 12 April 2012

Ha ha

From the "Awkward Ed Miliband Moments" blog:

An awkward silence fell on the conversation after Ed asked ‘did you ever find those WMDs?’.


I think I like the concept of FILDI. It sums up why I became frustrated at my current firm, and why I am leaving.

Thanks Kit.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012


From here: footage from the point of view of a solid rocket booster of a Shuttle launch:

Any initial smugness that I'd managed to make a vehicle that goes from 0 to 60mph faster than the Space Shuttle soon evaporated at the realisation that my vehicle tops out about 2,800mph slower!

Monday, 2 April 2012

Did you celebrate "Earth Hour"?

Earth hour - the hour's switch-off of all electrical appliances in a futile attempt to reduce CO2 emissions - was last Saturday.  Did you observe it?

If so, I hope you actually left jobs undone that you would otherwise have used an appliance for.  I hope an hour's worth of washing remains forever in the linen basket, I hope an hour's worth of carpet remains forever unhoovered.  Otherwise, if you just moved the activity to a different hour, those awful emissions will just have happened an hour early or an hour late.

"Ah", but I hear you cry, "I turned the lights off".  Well, I hope you didn't light a candle.