Monthly Archives: August 2010

Missing gas main found in Oxford

I FIND IT a bit worrying that Oxford City Council doesn’t have a clue where the gas mains are, near to the Duke’s Cut and the aptly named Chain Alley.


Only in Oxford. Only in Oxford. ♥

A pic tells 237 words.

I still miss Terry Shannon

I’M REMINDED by the fiendish Plaxo that tomorrow would have been Terry Shannon’s birthday.

I still miss the guy badly, five years after his untimely death. ♦

The drongos appear to have righted the matter

VOLESOFT is now looking like its former self. I am way too old to want to have to mess about with CSS stylesheets, even though on the face of it, they’re easy enough. The picture above is of a huge banyan tree near Bangalore, India. Spot the monkey?

WordPress themes governed by drongos

IF ONLY stupid WordPress had dropped its customers a line to say that it was buggering about with the free themes, my bog would not be as buggered as it is now. Mental note to myself. Don’t waste time when a few software developers can destroy the work of years.

Truly remarkable moth tips up on Oxford window

MOTHS are quite something, aren’t they? They found a niche at night that butterflies occupy in the day and people insist that they’re headed for the moon which is why they bang against electric lights.

A friend of mine points out that if they were really looking for the moon, they’d carry on flying up until they’re exhausted and fall to earth, dead as a doornail. I think they’re disorientated by modern lighting – and so am I – and that’s why moths will soon be as extinct as many species of butterflies that really really need the right habitat to live.

Dunno what this species is, but it’s big, and I like it, in Olde Oxforde, long as it doesn’t get inside and I have to rescue the bloody thing.