Travel Tip: Smapping

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Whenever I go anywhere new, I keep an eye out for information boards, so I can smap them. Smapping is the process of taking a digital photograph of a map that you won’t have access to later, except if you take a snap of it. My first smap was of the Durham train station ‘You Are Here’ glass-encased map. Smapping … Read More

Owl Call

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There are few sounds that pull at you like an owl’s cry. A few days ago, I was up in the early morning, freeing a spider from my room (the mosquito season is over: normally I’d leave a spider where it was, but it wouldn’t take long to starve). I tipped the end of my V-bent magazine over the bushes, … Read More

Spring IT: Built So Never The Twain Shall Meet

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At the rear of the offices of Spring (IT) in Leeds, there’s a very interesting staircase. Apparently, at one time the building was a school – girls in one half, boys in the other, and the double-helix staircase down the middle – stairs intertwining, but never touching…. Images: Mike Sowden

I Intend To Execute My Corporate Duty: Pt. 1

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TO:                  All FROM:           Tom Paine SUBJECT:   I’ve been thinking. Guys, This isn’t just yet another Fwd. (ps. Jim – thanks for the one with the clowns, I nearly soiled myself). There are some things that need sorting out here. Washington’s team is doing some great work but is getting bogged down with … Read More


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I’m just doing a test with Mailchimp regarding backdated posts. If you received notification of this test post, that means something went wrong and it’s back to the drawing board for me. Please delete this e-mail and get on with your day. Thanky. (But just so your time here isn’t completely wasted, read this from SB Nation. It’s weird and amazing … Read More