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Donkeys · We vis­it­ed The Don­key Sanc­tu­ary in Devon; it’s a nice place, fol­low that link and read all about it, and if you’re any­where near, drop on by. But this en­try is just two cute don­key pic­tures, that’s al­l; no larg­er lessons or tech­nol­o­gy metaphors. [Mal­colm Rowe writes to let me know that “Devonshire” is at best book lan­guage, at worst ignorant-tourist talk. So “Devon” it is; any­how short­er is bet­ter.] ...
 
Lyme Light · Our long English week­end was al­most en­tire­ly un­lit by sun; but the colours and light of that coun­try­side are worth look­ing at, even with grey over­head. This small photo-essay fea­tures Lyme Regis, a like­able kind of place ...
 
Trains and Taxis and Shop-Window Geeks · Trav­el suck­s, but some times less than oth­er­s. Three days of TAG meet­ings, so­cial­iz­ing, and jet-lag had left me pret­ty well an emp­ty shel­l. But I had all day start­ing in Bris­tol to make the 4:15 to Van­cou­ver out of Heathrow, an (in­fre­quen­t) chance to just kick back and en­joy the pro­cess of get­ting there ...
 
Which? · We put up a nice lit­tle Visu­al Net ap­pli­ca­tion a cou­ple of weeks ago that's kind of un­usu­al for us and with a bit more fun fac­tor than your typ­i­cal en­ter­prise soft­ware de­ploy­men­t. Here's a teaser: Twelfth-century lay monks prob­a­bly built parts of this mag­nif­i­cent stone ed­i­fice, in­cor­po­rat­ing a pre­his­toric mono­lith now set in a wal­l. Other fea­tures are a gran­ite fire­place in the lounge and a gran­ite pil­lar sup­port­ing a beam in the din­ing room. Con­tem­plate these and more while drink­ing one of three ales drawn straight from the cask: Prince­town Dart­moor IPA or Jail Ale, or Sharp's Will's Re­solve. ...
 
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