• 20th Century

    What’s in a Name?

    A few days ago, the Little Girl Next Door had a school friend come home when school finished at three o’clock. They happily played in the back garden and the visitor stayed for tea. A [more...]
  • 20th Century

    African Regime Gone Bad, Part Eight

    While continued attempts to persuade Hutu officials to return, the RPF pressed for its own list of candidates for the posts of bourgmestres to be appointed. At grassroots level, the power-sharing principles of the Arusha [more...]
  • History

    Elementary, my dear Watson – Cu Copper

    We’ve already explored the development of the Periodic Table (a.k.a. the Periodic Table of the Elements) and picked up a few bits of basic chemistry information. The elements we have met to date have been: [more...]
  • 20th Century

    Slow Boats To Africa

    Previously, in “The Sore Seated Safari”, we followed one Charles Henry Freeman and some compatriots, on a 1929 road trip from the town of Iringa, in Tanganyika, to Nairobi in Kenya. But what were they [more...]
  • Computing

    Cnutelectronics, Part Three

    Welcome back to Cnutelectronics! It comprises the same bone headed ignorance, overenthusiasm, poor research, pointy metal things as Cnuteneering and also adds the additional danger of very hot soldering irons. If you missed them here [more...]

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