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Wycoller Panopticon Repaired

Posted on 30, May

Wycoller Panopticon Here’s a lovely picture of the Wycoller Panopticon that the boys back at Butler Sheetmetal have just titivated. Wycoller (if I remember rightly) is on the back road to Skipton if you go over the tops from Colne. So it’s the scenic route to Yorkshire, and a rambling point – that is, ramble-able […]

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Sunday Drivers

Posted on 13, May

Well if the tooting and parping going on outside work and a couple of other street corners was anything to go by on my way home from work you’d be forgiven for thinking that Barack Obama was going to win today’s West Virginia Primary at a canter. Although I’m not too sure whether the signs […]

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Hillary – Hey, Hillary.

Posted on 6, May

Hillary Where’s the sixty quid you borrowed off me for the gas? Hillary, The Fall Never in the history of political machinations and sycophantic panderings to the will of the common man has the humble sheet metal worker / steel mill worker been as important as in 2008. It’s the new blue collar barometer. It […]

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A curious instinct tells me I should make Steph get out more. Whether I give her a key or up her housekeeping are a couple of options I’m pondering. The problem with her doing bits and bobs for me is that she’s very easily distracted. I should know seeming I’m forever having my tract dissed. […]

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Ready for next week’s MACH ATTACK? MACH is the UK’s premier manufacturing technologies event, encompassing metalcutting and metalforming machine tools along with all ancillary and related products and services. For 2008, MACH will also incorporate MACHplus exhibitors from related industries and MACHconsult, industry advice from experts. MACH attracts over 500 exhibitors and in excess of […]

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Harland & Wolff Ship Broken for Scrap The linked photoset from this weekend’s Guardian: April 12 2008: Belfast, UK: The MSC Napoli cargo ship lies in a dry dock at Harland and Wolff ship builders as it is dismantled for recycling. The ship was grounded off the English coast after getting into difficulties during bad […]

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Upgrades a Go-Go

Posted on 7, Apr

Who was it who said change should be incremental? Obviously some lardy fool. I managed to upgrade The Tinbasher to WordPress 2.5 on Saturday, albeit with a couple of oddities thrown in to panic me enough to polish the shiny pate of resolved despondency, but not quite enough that I panicked a hole through my […]

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