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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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Time-travelling in Glasgow (without a Police Box)

It’s quite appropriate one of my recent blog posts was about Glasgow’s TARDIS-style police boxes, because this one is about a new way I’ve found to travel in time. The oddly named MakkaMappa is an app for the iPhone (and … Continue reading

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And then there were four: Titan Cranes of the Clyde

Both my grandfathers have links to shipbuilding on the Clyde; my maternal grandfather worked on the QE2, and many other ships; his speciality was working on propellar shafts. My paternal grandfather was a clerk in the yard at Greenock. Both … Continue reading

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Department of Living In The Future

OK, so it’s no jetpack or flying car, but if you’d told me just a few years ago that in order to give a presentation, I didn’t have to lug a laptop around, but could just use my phone (!) … Continue reading

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Glasgow Police Boxes

Way back in 2004 or so, while playing with this newfangled thing called ‘making a webpage’, I put together a wee photo list of all the surviving police boxes on Glasgow’s streets (I like lists; I’ve got one of those … Continue reading

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