Author Archives: Gordon Barr

About Gordon Barr

Old buildings fan, ex-scientist, software dev, old cinemas buff, occasional boffin & cow-wrangler. Too many books, too few bookshelves.

Good Ideas

As it’s the end of the year, I’ve been thinking, as you do, idly over a glass of wine while sitting in the house where I grew up, of how to best help solve the world’s trickiest problems. And while … Continue reading

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Title Post

The name of a film is a carefully chosen part of its marketing, of its atmosphere, of telling you what it’s all about. In the very old days, of course, when you bought your cinema ticket, it was probably dispensed … Continue reading

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Dumbarton Past-Present

I was in Dumbarton yesterday, enjoying a welcome break from the muggy weather at ground level by having a bracing climb up Dumbarton Rock (and putting my Historic Scotland membership to good use too, since I got in free). I … Continue reading

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Lost in a maze of twisty-turny passages all alike…

Moving home involves updating a lot of information with a lot of different companies. Some make things easy. Some make things as complicated as possible. Some are just astonishingly inept. At least one is clearly downright evil. So my Changing … Continue reading

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Jam Tomorrow: Trying to get BT to activate my broadband

“No, of course you can’t speak to the people at BT Wholesale that are dealing with the problem; they don’t talk to customers” ! Sigh. Why is nothing ever simple ? Nearly a month into our new house, and we still … Continue reading

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