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Plumbing the depths

It turns out that, contrary to my earlier claims, a new gas hob will not cost around £100. Instead, because I live in a flat, it will cost substantially more. Due to some obscure regulation passed earlier this year, any gas cooking appliances I buy need to have some sort of safety cut-out thing – […]

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Elementary

Bonus facts: Hafnium can also be used to get smoother coffee*, smoother wallpaper and smoother jazz. * May cause death, for all I know.

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Reasons to love Japan

Number somethingorother: the nation has a benchmark cherry tree for measuring blossom. This is going on the list, right after Studio Ghibli and before miso ramen. Unrelated hyperbole: “Email is my alpha and omega, my file-system and social register, my backup and my memoir“. It’s this kind of sentence that makes me want to pour […]

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Cat fame, again

Furthering their attempts to take over the world, and branching out from previous appearances in magazines published by Dennis, Hunter and Ralph will soon be invading a WH Smiths near you in the CA Ultimate Guide to Easy Website Building. Check them out – and enjoy a special guest appearance by Boris the Myspace Panda […]

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Bean counting

Our gas hob is on the blink again, so we’re reduced to cooking dishes that require no more than two saucepans or a single wok – it’s a bit like being a student again, only without the mouldy milk. Fortunately, gas hobs are relatively cheap (£100ish). Unfortunately you need a plumber to fit them (£as […]

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