Author Archives: Harry


Let’s say you’ve been working on this novel. OK, let’s be honest – you worked really hard on this novel for about six months, then life, and your real job, got in the way, and the novel said “that’s alright, … Continue reading

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We Had A Dream

Shining city on a hillDamn we let that one slideIn the fading sparkle of a thousand points of lightWe didn’t keep hope aliveWe killed it and threw it off the bridgeto the twenty-first centuryFear is our constant companionAn abusive loverThat … Continue reading

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It’s hard to shed the feeling that a fundamental change has occurred, that “normal” won’t ever be normal again. At some point, we’ll come out of this, but how many small businesses and local restaurants will come out with us? … Continue reading

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Nerdy Spreadsheet Stuff

On one of my projects, I have to process data from lots of sources. One of these provides essentially a report in spreadsheet format. I need to strip out all the extraneous things – empty rows, data split into rows … Continue reading

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One of the many reasons I love BBC History Magazine

From the October 2019 issue: “Correction In a caption on page 44 of August’s issue (Trafalgar: An Overrated Victory?) we wrote that the “Dutch fleet” was destroyed at the battle of Copenhagen. It should of course have read “Danish fleet”. … Continue reading

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