Commonwealth Games - a little moment of fame

Commonwealth Games – a little moment of fame

The Commonwealth Games start today in Glasgow. As part of the build-up to the Games, the Queen’s Baton Relay is held. Beginning at Buckingham Palace, the…

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Fixed: Wolfenstein The New Order Crashes on Startup

Fixed: Wolfenstein The New Order Crashes on Startup

Wolfenstein The New Order is fantastic. I’m loving the storyline, the voice acting is superb and the action is compelling (although I think I have turned…

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Customising Oxygen Theme to show new posts and the Image Slider

Customising Oxygen Theme to show new posts and the Image Slider

I recently upgraded WordPress to 3.9 and my theme (called Neptumiumize) seemed to be conflicting with it: even though the front end of the site worked, the Wordpress…

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Lifting Bigger!

Lifting Bigger!

In December, I went all out to hit some pretty good 1 rep max lifts prior to a planned stay in hospital. During that session, I failed to…

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Big Lift!

Big Lift!

I have been powerlifting for about a year. The powerlifting training was originally meant to be a kind of rehab from a surgery I had…

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(L-R) Justin Webb, Michael Cox, Anne Applebaum, Craig Calhoun, Gideon Rachman

LSE Public Lecture: America and the World After the Election

I’m an alumnus of the LSE. I get invited to gatherings there quite frequently, but I’ve managed to miss going for years because I’ve usually…

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The 21st Century Called...

The 21st Century Called…

The Church of England will vote today to decide whether to allow women to serve as bishops. This  decision point comes twenty years after women…

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Curiosities - Hong Kong: Bamboo Scaffolding

Curiosities – Hong Kong: Bamboo Scaffolding

When I was studying karate, my instructor remarked that one of the toughest people to go up against is a scaffolder. They’re immensely strong. Imagine…

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"Militant" Secularism

“Militant” Secularism

In the past two weeks, there have been two significant court rulings: Local government meetings are for conducting the business you’ve been elected to. They…

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New PC Build

New PC Build

It’s that time again. The time to buy the bits, bite the bullet and build a new PC. I’ve been building my own PCs for…

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