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Rule 344

A new rule for the Internet.

Updated: 2019-10-07   Views: 12172

Open Letter to Jeremy Hunt on Brexit and the national interest

Text of a letter sent to Jeremy Hunt on 2018-12-03 calling for him to vote against Brexit, in the national interest.

Updated: 2018-12-03   Views: 7631

When Rights Collide

How should we deal with areas where rights collide?

Updated: 2018-10-06   Views: 7801

Response to Charity Commission consultation on CAM

In April 2017, the Charity Commission opened a consultation on the rules that govern charities which promote complementary and alternative medicine. This is my response.

Updated: 2017-05-10   Views: 10234

How We Programmed in the Olden Days

No compiler, no assembler. My first commercial project was done with a hex editor and pencil and paper.

Updated: 2016-08-22   Views: 14841

The Graphic Adventure Creator

Back in 1985, text adventures were all the rage, and I wrote a program called the Graphic Adventure Creator to help people make them. This is a retro game archaeologist's guide to the code.

Updated: 2016-08-22   Views: 12978

Response to NHS England Mandate Consultation 2016-17

The government very quietly launched a consultation on the future of the NHS in October 2015, entitled "Setting the mandate to NHS England for 2016 to 2017". It asked five questions on the proposed objectives for the NHS for the next 5 years. Here are my answers.

Updated: 2015-11-20   Views: 11786

Questioning the Council

After the removal of signboards in Godalming and Farncombe, I decided to go along to the Waverley Council meeting and ask them to show their working.

Updated: 2015-02-18   Views: 13002

Skype 7.0 - A new entry for the User Interface Hall of Shame?

Recently, Skype beta-tested a new user interface in version 6.22, and tweaked it for the official release of 7.0. For many Skype users, it's a step too far. Is this just a knee-jerk reaction, or is there something deeper to the response?

Updated: 2015-01-08   Views: 24766

Saatchi Bill Consultation Response

The Medical Innovation Bill, otherwise known as the Saatchi Bill after its proposer, is a bill which seeks to introduce more freedom for doctors to innovate. Important advance, or Quacks' Charter?

Updated: 2014-04-26   Views: 14516