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To my surprise, this blog is now 10 years old. We shouldn’t be surprised by the passing of time but we always are. It’ll be 11 years old next year, can you imagine? The surprise comes in a number of forms. It sounds a little odd that something as new and...
And finally… Terra Exitus

And finally… Terra Exitus

Almost 10 years ago I registered terraexitus.com and now I’m delighted to say that a very old idea has finally become a very new book. I had to get the domain first for reasons that will be obvious if you read the book. It hasn’t taken 10 years to write,...
Radio Days

Radio Days

Radio is such a marvellously simply thing. You take an information signal, add it to a carrier signal that is capable of transmitting it over huge distances and build a receiver that can strip out the carrier signal leaving you with the original signal. With this...
The Driverless Car

The Driverless Car

I am sitting looking out to sea. A bright day is starting to darken. A dark smudge joins the approaching cloud to the horizon. Rain is on the way, I need to head home. But I can’t. My car won’t start. It’s not broken, it has fuel. It is simply...

My Favourite “I Told You So”

Every now and then you have to stop and think. As you become fatigued by the annoying small-print of life, you have occasionally lift your head and see all the nice headlines. One of the headlines that it would be easy for me to miss is that I’ve known my best...
An Amazing Thing Happened…

An Amazing Thing Happened…

On 1st November 2006 I registered terraexitus.com. Almost 8 (count them, 8) years later, I have finally finished the first draft of the book. In the end, it didn’t take that long. It’s not a long book, more of a novella (albeit its about the same length as...