Category Archives: Miscellaneous

November 8, 2013

How the kettle got its whistle

It may come as a surprise to some, but in all the years that people have been brewing tea, no-one has ever quite been able to work out why kettles whistle. In a basic sense, of course, the reasons are pretty clear, but the physical source of the noise and the specific reason for the whistling sound have both remained elusive.

The article includes a handy picture of what happens.

October 22, 2013

I’ve started doodling again. An ongoing project is to try and capture a winter landscape. Snow, ice and the overall feeling of serenity is really hard to get just right.

July 19, 2013

Following my previous post, I started thinking: is there really any way to measure ROI on social media engagement? I can’t think of anything offhand, unless you are selling a product or service only on social networks. That, or by offering a discount or other incentive only to those who came to you via a social network.

Those are measurable things. Measuring if and how exposure and engagement in social media benefits a company long-term is a lot more complicated.

July 14, 2013

Just finished eating homemade pasta with chanterelles and truffle butter. And I’m typing this on a new Macbook Pro. Days like this don’t come around all that often.

July 10, 2013
July 9, 2013