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Kefalonia

Last year’s holiday planning got slightly out of hand: despite turning on the computer to look for cheap flights to somewhere with a beach and not many people we ended up in Tokyo (beaches: none, except an oddly-named mall on Odaiba, people: lots). This year things went more to plan, and less overbudget. So off […]

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Of tea. And kittens.

Last week, on a whim, I made a little website called www.teaandkittens.co.uk. As it turns out, people like tea and kittens. Quite a lot. And some of them even visited the website to see some photos. In the few days since launch it’s served up over 13,000 pageviews to just under 2,000 unique visitors – […]

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How to remove “Who to follow” from Twitter

Twitter’s new “Who to follow” thing is as dumb as a bag of rocks. Here’s how to remove it from Firefox in ten easy steps: Go here and install the Stylish Firefox extension. Restart when prompted. Click tools, then Add-ons. Click the new User Styles tab Click “Write new style” Give it the name Twitter_WTF, […]

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Garmin Forerunner 405CX Review

For the past year or so I’ve been using a heart rate monitor watch – a Polar F4 – when running. Despite a few really stupid flaws – most notably, it has no light, making it impossible to read if you run early or late in winter – this served me perfectly. After knackering my […]

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Free tools for learning Hiragana

Having finished my Japanese verb learning tool, I thought I’d make something similar for anyone studying hiragana – the first alphabet anyone learns when studying Japanese. Hiragana isn’t particularly tricky – it has around 45 basic characters, but most are quite simple – but learning them for the first time does take a lot of […]

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