Old buildings fan, ex-scientist, software dev, old cinemas buff, occasional boffin & cow-wrangler.
Too many books, too few bookshelves.
Co-Editor of @scottishcinemas and works at @archhfund
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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
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
“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
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
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
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