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Category Archives: Personal

Chickpea meets a cow- and doesn’t have one.

Look who showed up

Allen Renear shows up (unannounced) at SSP. Several late nights of ranting about trust-metrics, document models, management headaches and consulting possibilities. It has been ten years since we last conspired like this.

English Food

I wonder which one I should try first?

Pair Programming

We constantly argue about the pros/cons of Hungarian notation.

Social bookmarking as telltale

Subscribing to my friends bookmarks has turned out to be a great way of keeping in touch. Seems it might be time to send a condolence card… David just bookmarked the following: Mac OS X: Starting up in Safe Mode Posted on: Tue, May 3 2005 2:49 PM What is Safe Boot, Safe Mode? […]

The Chowhound Passport

Going to a Szechwan, Thai or Korean restaurant with my friend, David, frequently turns into a pantomime as we try various tactics to convince the staff that we REALLY DO MEAN IT when we say that we want our food authentically spicy- and not some watered down version designed for American/British palates. I don’t think […]

Digital Retro

Seems we are all reminiscing. Went to the Tate Modern recently and, embarrassingly, emerged from the gift shop with the following: “Digital Retro: The Evolution and Design of the Personal Computer” (Gordon Laing) I remember lusting after practically every machine in here. Sad geek that I am- I particularly lusted after the Jupiter Ace because […]


Ok- so I’ve been trying to move stuff out of MT and into WordPress. And just because I love confounding variables, I’ve also been trying out Ecto. Ecto seems to be having trouble uploading pictures. Server keeps timing out. Hence the scattered posting with mysterious missing pix. Most embarrassing. Oh, yeah. And I’m having trouble […]

Oxford Snow

Snowed in Oxford last week. A strange week for so many reasons…


Chickpea waits for us to “get organized.”