Monthly Archives: May 2007

The Perfect Camel

The story goes, that when Davd Lean was making ‘Lawrence of Arabia,’  they arrived in South Yemen, where large parts of the movie were to be filmed.  The first task was to find the perfect camel for Peter O’Toole to … Continue reading

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Well Done, That Man!

Just down the road from me, is a builing called Tobruk House.  This building is the lodge of The Rats of Tobruk Association.    I can’t add the pictures in here, so you’ll have to go to the photos section … Continue reading

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Tibetan Buddhism in the 21st Century

  I noted some months ago the opening of a high-speed rail line between Shanghai and Lhassa.  It seemed to me the clear objective being to make Tibet into just another Chinese province. Recently I read that 250,000 Tibetan peasants have … Continue reading

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A joke for Software Development Managers of a certain age

Did you hear about the new object oriented version of COBOL that ANSI have just ratified?   It is called ‘INCREMENT COBOL BY ONE.’  

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