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  • The Forties

    The Forties

    In these dog days of my 40s I am just having a bit of a look back. They were quite a roller-coaster one way or t’other. Some really high highs and low lows. Not least my weight! I’ve been as heavy as 19+ stone/121kg and down to 14.5 stone/92kg. These days I am somewhere in…

  • Week 47/52

    Week 47/52

    This has been a pretty unbalanced week. On the one hand I have been unwell so not much happened at all apart from me coughing so much I lost my voice and pulled a muscle. Then on the other hand major national moves were made in Government terms that changed things massively for me at…

  • 100 (Working) Days

    100 (Working) Days

    I’ve been at DIT 100 (working) days as of today (Friday 27th January). This is significantly longer than I lasted at Becta, Defra or UKHSA and on a par with consultancy gigs at Essex and the BBC – though it was 100 and out pretty much with them. I continue to really enjoy the role…

  • Entebbe adventure anniversary

    Entebbe adventure anniversary

    Today is the ten year (bloody hell how is it ten years!) anniversary of one of my most interesting work escapades. I was coming to the end of my time at the Medical Research Council – though that was not public knowledge – and I was asked to visit one of their Research Centres in…

  • Predictions for 2023

    Predictions for 2023

    I don’t really do these – it just ends up with you looking foolish in 12 months – but Terence has just published his and I am a bit bored and trying to hold off pouring my first beer for another 35 minutes! The Fediverse will fall.. ..or at least fail to broaden its appeal…