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Some thoughts on a range of things:

It’s getting closer

With only around 4 hours to go until the RWC starts this evening in Twickenham, I must admit to getting really excited.I absolutely love this competition, the mix of brilliant skills, strength and speed along with the global spirit of camaraderie that exists in rugby,...

Tecwyn’s work at RWC 2015

For the last 3 years my younger son, Tecwyn, has been working at World Rugby (was International Rugby Board) on the digital team, looking after the development of their websites and apps. This is his interview - in Welsh - for BBC Radio Cymru this morning. It was good...

Do you Haka or Hakarena?

I didn't like the spoof of the Haka that Matt Dawson produced earlier this week but even though it was in bad taste it still might have been better than this rendition by the All Blacks against the Barbarians in the famous 1973 match....

Veterans Badge

Today I received my Veterans Badge reminding me of 18 very happy years service to HM The Queen, The Royal Artillery's Captain General.

Music, music everywhere – and all for Free?

 The old world order of Vynil was so easy, and offered the joys of playing the old Sleeveface games, but now music is so different. Why buy records when you can just sign up for access to the world's music for next to nothing?

Wake up and smell the coffee

I'm waiting in a coffee shop whilst my car gets its MOT done. By "waiting" I really mean "having breakfast" and coffee. It's a nice, clean, recently opened little place with a reasonable breakfast too.  But it doesn't have many customers, 3 in fact in the hour I've...

Horses or Tanks – who wins?

Cavalry charges: that's how it used to be in the good old days! But then came the Tank: dirty, ugly, noisy and of course terribly effective in battle. So the horses moved from the battlefield to other parts of the Army. So it must be a bit of a surprise to find that...

Brilliant Synchronisation in the Cloud

I've been using Evernote as my note taking app for some time now and to be honest it's been pretty excellent, it's sharing is great and it's integration with Google Chrome is first class. But recently I've become seduced more and more by Microsoft products, their...