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  1. Newton: back from the dead

    While I haven’t been to a computer fair for several yonks they always seem to feature a table…

  2. Fun with firewalls

    I’ve spent more than several hours attempting to configure the firewall on my new ADSL…

  3. The same but different

    This site’s new server isn’t the only change here. While the site looks much the same…

  4. A new home

    This site is now nestling comfortably in its new home. Many, many thanks to Danny, James, Lee and…

  5. On the move…

    www.gyford.com may well be moving to a new server soon, so things might go a little awry. Hold on…

  6. What to do when morale is low

    Certain people might find this article useful. A stream of advice that you might think is common…

  7. “I will not tolerate infestation!”

    My flat is still. The walls are white, the floors look like wood and nothing moves other than the…

  8. Freckled eggs?

    OK, I want a weblog, dammit. A personal one for occasional thoughts and news, rather than a dull…

  9. Burning Man photos

    Better late than never… I’ve finally selected, adjusted, resized and cropped my Burning…

  10. A flat-buying diary

    A couple of weeks ago I finally completed the purchase of a one-bedroom flat in London. Back in…

  11. Mars and Milton Keynes

    I’ve never been that bothered about going to Mars, not since I was a teenager who traced…

  12. Using a British/UK Windows keyboard with an Apple Mac in OS X (1)

    Out-dated way of using a British Windows/PC keyboard on a Mac

  13. Way Back Machine Bookmarklet

    If you’re viewing a webpage you want to find an old version of, or the page you’re…

  14. Phil’s Unofficial Whit Stillman Home Page

    Where’s the net’s grand tradition of obsessive fans when you need it? I looked all over…

  15. Downturn

    Sitting upstairs in a quiet pub in central London, letting the sausage and mash and spotted dick…

  16. Denver, Burning Man, San Francisco

    I wrote most of this a week ago but have only just had time to finish it… After a 1,000 mile…

  17. New York - Chicago

    We spent our only full day in New York seeing plenty of it. Met up with Rachel (who after six weeks…

  18. New York

    I wasn’t sure how it would be, arriving back in the US after being home for eight months.…

  19. A TIZ too far

    [ TIZ = Temporary Intimate Zone ] On the train home from London a couple of weeks ago I was sitting…

  20. As square as Dawon’s jaw

    Contains possible spoilers for British Roswell High viewers. As any media studies student would be…

  21. Popstars - the year ahead

    I think the rejected five should be formed into a band, a kind of anti-Popstars. Bitter, vengeful…

  22. Culture Shock

    I’ve been back in England for almost a couple of months now and it’s not what I…

  23. Bye

    Please return to your homes. I don’t think I’ll be writing any more entries here.…

  24. An Ad

    One for the British among you. Imagine you’re watching Channel 4. King of the Hill is…

  25. Bleeding Obvious

    This is going to sound like stating the bleeding obvious, but bear with me: This huge fuss with the…