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{ Monthly Archives } April 2017


It seems to be a few years since I last moaned about my Apple kit (eg iPod, Spotlight, iCal, Pages, iCloud). A few weeks ago my iMac (21.5-inch, late 2012, 2.7GHz Core i5, 8GB memory, then OS X 10.12.3) started seizing up, sometimes so badly that I had to do a hard reboot, other times […]

Snowflakes and all that

A small plug for the really useful online OED: I am thinking about the derogatory meaning. I first noticed it in connection with “safe spaces”: I have written several times before about the ludicrous expansion of university education in the UK (here, here, here, and here). The inevitable result has been the creation of a […]