True Story: SPARCstation Warning

When I was at university (Aston, in Birmingham) we had a lab of Sun SPARCstations. Not great by modern standards, but powerful machines at the time. I’m guessing their OS, Solaris, didn’t take well to losing power without being properly shut down, because there were warning notices on the wall telling us all that switching […]

True Story: Business Card

This story is about a boss in a previous job, who I won’t name. We’ll call him Dave. Because that’s not his name. Dave wasn’t my direct boss, but was a couple of levels above me – sometimes directly, and sometimes off to the side a bit, depending on where things had been reorganised that […]

Snail

This morning, I saw this snail in my rear-view window, while driving to work. It was sitting on top of the spare wheel, behind the car, clinging on tightly, going faster than a snail is used to going. When I arrived, I took it off the wheel, and put it on the ground at the […]