Monthly Archives: January 2015

A January walk to a corrie lake, at 1400ft.

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A partial explanation of the Irish Condition.

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Europe’s QE

Europe has decided to do one trillion of QE(running the money printing presses on overdrive). But it’s injecting the cash into the banks in the hope they’ll lend to the wider ‘real’ economy. This is of course stupid since the … Continue reading

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Ultimate Cuteness.

   

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Worth a blog post.

Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built Titanic.              

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Espresso.

A few years ago I decided to spend on good coffee rather that volumes of coffee.  After a little bit of research I discovered that espresso machines come in two types, the €3000 (and up) café machine or the basic … Continue reading

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Slow journalism.

Today I happened to read a bit in National Geographic about slow journalism and was struck just how data is being used to bludgeon us. This last Summer I undertook a course on Anti-Terrorism with the University of Leiden given by Prof Edwin Bakker. … Continue reading

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