Buying a Buff Online

Before I tell you about the experience of buying a Buff online, from the manufacturer’s own site, I should probably explain what a Buff actually is, for those who haven’t already spent time in ‘outdoors’ shops, staring at the looping video demo. It’s a tube of microfibre polyester, that can be worn as a scarf, […]

Evernote: Making Searchable Without Reading

As impressive as Evernote’s ability to read handwriting (even my awful scrawl, occasionally) is, there was always something about it that didn’t seem quite right. Firstly, that it could recognise writing in situations that nothing else can. Also, it seemed odd that it would convert your writing to text, but not give you access to […]

Dust Storm in Australia –

For any major event, The Boston Globe seem to gather the best photos, and present them well – here’s their photoset for the huge dust storm that hit Sydney: Posted via email from Michael’s posterous

A Day of Finding Things

When we sold our house, one of the first places we had a shopping spree was Cotswold, the outdoors shop. Even with out new-found wealth, I shied away from the price of the coats I liked the look of, but I did buy a hat (North Face) and gloves. I loved those gloves. They were […]