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Visiting the “Battle of Britain” Underground Bunker

Another in the occasional series on gaining access to places which are not conventionally open to the public.

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The Crisis of Credit Visualized

An outstanding video animation explaining how the credit crunch arrived on our doorsteps. The animation style and voice over slightly reminded me of the BBC TV series animations for The Hitchhickers Guide to the Galaxy. I particuarly chuckled when the

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Small improvement to the Events Guide

If you are a user of the events guide (you are aren’t you?) then you may hopefully be happy with a small change I have made. The main listings page will now indicate if the event is free of charge

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The Bubble with David Mitchell

Went along last night to see a recording of a pilot for a new TV quiz, which looks promising. The premise is that 3 celebs are locked in a house – hence the show being called The Bubble – for

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Search engine spam

As someone who used to do a reasonable bit of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), I am familiar with one of the key tasks when trying to promote a website – and that is to work out what people would type

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BBC News website crashed

A rarity – the BBC News website has crashed, and is delivering a blank page saying just “No suitable nodes are available to serve your request.“ Quite rare for them to go down like this – and they even have

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Science programming on Television

Last night I settled down to watch what was once my favourite TV show, and is still tolerable – the science series, Horizon. Like much TV on the “main channels” though, it has dumbed down a lot over the past

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The LAST bag of Woolworths Pic n Mix

One for the nostalgia fans – as you can buy the last “official” bag of pic ‘n mix ever sold in a Woolworths, and the funds raised will go to a charity aimed at helping retail workers. It is (allegedly)

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Railway sleepers to be made from plastic bottles

A press release from Network Rail amused me for the headline grabbing potential, although the press release title was somewhat drier. PLASTIC FANTASTIC: RECYCLED SLEEPERS SET TO ROLL OUT ACROSS THE NETWORK Everyday waste could form part of the railway

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English Tea and a Farmers Market

This morning I wandered over to Chelsea Town Hall as they have a vintage fashion fair there every few months, but more interestingly – also have a tea room which serves proper English tea and scones (or sandwiches), and a

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Where is this?

Can you identify this bit of London architecture? Highlight the “hidden text” in the black box below for your answer. It is the Docklands Teleport, a satellite broadcast center in North Woolwich.

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A new Rubik’s Cube

My childhood icon, the Rubik’s Cube has returned in a new form, and I am not happy. The new version is a solid box with lights – and rather than twisting the cube around, you swipe your finger over the

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Controlling page priorities in search engines

Bit of a geekish posting – but one which quite excites me as it happens – which as you read on, you may decide is quite worrying! I have a background in Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), although the experience at

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The Ig Nobel Awards – Coming to London

Just a heads up for an event occurring in March, for which you need to book tickets now(ish). The Ig Nobel awards – given to genuine scientific research which tends to baffle and lead to joky headlines in the tabloid

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The Trial of the Pyx

Earlier today, I had the huge pleasure of attending the Trial of the Pyx in the sumptuous surroundings of the Goldsmith Hall just by St Paul’s Cathedral. The trial occurs on the second Tuesday in February every single year –

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