Archive for April, 2006


Thursday, April 27th, 2006

These accursed exams that I’m sitting have forced me to make a number of sacrifices.


Nightmare Sudoku

Friday, April 14th, 2006

Since some time in the summer last year, I have often filled in idle moments with a sudoku puzzle. Though one might contend that they are simply crosswords for the illiterate and unimaginative, I relish a sudoku when I have some time to pass. In fact, give me a fully-charged iPod and a book of sudokus, and I would probably never get bored. At least until the charge ran out on the iPod.



Thursday, April 13th, 2006

On my return to Glasgow today, I noticed that a little bit of my childhood had died. My walk from Cathcart station to my parents’ house takes me past the Beechings pub on Clarkston Road. Every time I used to pass it, rounding the corner onto Monreith Road East, I used to stop and breathe in a pleasantly familiar smell, which was peculiarly evocative of getting my hair cut at the local barber’s shop when I was younger.

I passed today for the first time in over a month: the smell was gone. I paused, considered this for a moment, [formulated a catchy title for a blog post,] and carried on.

I’d just like to state publicly that this is the only way my life has been negatively affected by the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005.

Fallen Bastion

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

That painfully-familiar template surrounding this blog can mean only one thing. Not that I’ve decided, in a fit of irony, to retrofit the Kubrick template onto my hacked-together CMS; but that I’ve moved to Wordpress.

Back in late 2002, it was a fun idea to knock together a CMS in PHP and MySQL, and throw off the shackles of Blogger. Now, in 2006, and having taken a hiatus of over two months, I think the change to Wordpress will prove a catalyst for the resumption of blogging on this site. Hopefully, anyway.

For the moment, the old posts and content remain in situ, so that I can preserve the old hyperlinks. I’ll eventually create a home page (how 90’s!) that sits at, and directs you here or elsewhere.

In the mean time, sit back, relax, and watch as a torrent of exhilarating content pours forth!