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The Trench. Phase 2.

Last year I reported on excavating a trench for power cables to supply a new garage in our back garden. I have …


A Crossing Point

“A fitting gateway to hell, my dear Maeve” “Its like some gothic cathedral” they were awed, each column of the bridge had …


The Flattening of the Internet

Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts… A graphic …


World War 1.2 Declared

“We should be clear that World War I was a war fought in a just cause, that our ancestors thought it would …


John Brunner

I just finished reading Stand on Zanzibar (1968) by John Brunner. To save you looking it up, the title comes from the …


DIN plug (Plugged in #2)

Me and the DIN plug The DIN plug or connector is another familiar item among my collection of cables, generally in the …


Temporarily moving my home recording studio, I found myself sorting through a mass of tangled cables and leads, some of which I have owned for more than 30 years. This started me thinking again about connectors, … → September 26, 2013