even real work leads to distraction

My third how to write good documentation column is out. And, while it was real work for me, I crammed a fair swag of background that’s only really of use for impressing your mates at parties. (Always assuming your mates…

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steampunk inspired distractions for the busy working day

I want one of these and one of these. I suspect others will as well. Unfortunately we can’t have the ones on display, and most of us don’t have the skill to make even dodgy facsimiles. On the plus side,…

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explaining maths jokes: surely the saddest thing of all

So, where to go today instead of being productive. Here will do. It’s a mathematically comedic response to George Vaccaro’s horrifying encounters with the Verizon billing department George Vaccaro’s ‘horrifying encounters’ are worth letting a deadline or two slide as…

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