Category: offspring

Photo by Miemo Penttinen

Lasers and MIDI and software… Oh my!

Photo of Jean-Michelle Jarre performing in Helsinki in 2009 © Miemo Penttinen What happens when a music teacher suggests instrument variety is a driving force behind a child…

the house of arguments

Excellent conversation with the eldest, E: E: You know that house on the TV where they have all those arguments ? N: Big Brother ? E: No, the…

halfords: how not to run an online reservation system

I’m probably a little naive given that I work in computing, but after the number of years that Argos have managed to run a nice and simple online…

pitching in: apple retail store field trips

This is slightly out of character for me but I think there’s an obvious point being missed here: Apple Retail Store Field Trip: http://speirs.org/2008/11/01/apple-retail-store-field-trip/ Whilst at first glance…

(was) small sayings

This is the full version: N: “What’s the next number in this sequence…” E (interrupting): “7” N: “…” N: “Err, yes.” The best bit is that she was,…

why, silly me

“Of course it’s nice. It’s got sugar on top” Aha. I’ll try to remember that then.

iraq redux

Comment from the big one after viewing a trailer for a news documentary on Iraq which opened with the statue of Saddam Hussein being pulled down: “Some people…

small sayings

head mystery teacher tukey == turquoise