Saturday, January 07, 2012

Book crime

A book has appeared on my shelf that I cannot remember buying, borrowing or reading. Somehow it's found its way there. I wonder... did I steal it? is it hiding out on my shelf while the dogs are after it?

Its title: Criminal behaviour: a psychological approach to explanation and prevention.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Ronald Searle RIP

Goodbye to the incomparable Ronald Searle. As a reluctant boarding school pupil, his Molesworth books helped me see the joke and his cartoons were everywhere as I was growing up.

He was a prisoner of war with my father, but I don't know if they knew each other – Dad never talked about that time, but Searle drew it all.

Something I said? Is my Mac breaking up with me?

I know it's just a machine, but I was quite upset when my email system refused to deliver an email recently. I never found general feedback very helpful at school either – was it my grammar, my spelling, or just my general attitude?

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Doctor, doctrix

It is 2012 isn't it? They do allow ladies to be doctors, don't they. Not according to the poor man who set up the registration page for this Aussie telco. Thanks to Kimberley Crofts for retweeting this one.