Ten years ago, during the previous incarnation of Uborka, I gave a Christmas gift to you all in the form of a song. Here’s the post, and though I had taken down the link, I’ve resurrected it temporarily. In the … Continue reading
Preamble I can’t remember much about my first car stereo. I think it was a Goodmans, and it had a 6-CD changer which might have been in the glove box of my blue F-reg Ford Sierra, or it might have … Continue reading
Remember back in January, when I got all my old mobile phones out of hiding and had a little party, and we were sad that my first ever phone, my Siemens C35, old “Siemy” himself, was no longer with us? … Continue reading
When I spotted the topic for this month’s Skeptics in the Pub, I immediately started casting around for babysitters so that Pete and I could go. Not because I felt we were experts, or indeed because there was anything else … Continue reading
Back in the days of old Uborka, our ISP was Pipex. This was a satisfactory relationship for 2 or 3 years – our connection speed was initially 512Kbps, then 1Mb. Things started to turn sour when we moved house, and … Continue reading
Once upon a time, when I was in band(s) in which I had a lot of creative influence, I used to write and record songs on a fairly regular basis. When the band activity slowed down, I continued to do … Continue reading
During Freshers’ Week at University, I joined some Student Union Societies. Joining Bandsoc was a good idea, I’m glad I did that. Music For The Masses less so, that became a bit of an albatross for me in the second … Continue reading
Canada has two winter sports passions- hockey and curling. The world understands hockey, it’s like any other team sport with opposing nets, except on ice with fights. Curling is just weird.