Having just moved house, and having just packed all my books and CDs, I decided that I really ought to catalogue them. I’ve been tempted by Delicious Library for a while now and thought it an excellent time to buy it. Luckily, I heard about MacHeist, who, at the time of writing, are offering Delicious […]

Naples and Herculaneum

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Casa Bottega, Herculaneum, originally uploaded by T.A.G. This photo of the Poseidon and Amphitrite mosaic in Casa Bottega, Herculaneum, Italy, was taken with a Sony Ericsson k750i camera phone. I took […]


This website, and most of the others that I run, are now happily sitting on Dreamhost servers. I’ve been using them since February, and they’ve been great so far. It took me a while to get the Windows hosting paradigm out of my head, and I haven’t looked back. I’ve used their support via email […]

Antiquarian Bookshops

Who’d have thought that life in an antiquarian bookshop “in a cathedral city in the south of England” would be so interesting? I’ve been frequenting such bookshops for most of my life, and have even worked in one, and trust me – never think that these are dry and dusty places where nothing happens… Every […]

First Post

I’ve set up this blog, called “The Hurler” “Switch Doctor” for now (subject to random change), so that I can blog about anything and everything that I have wanted to recently. My blogging started with Past Thinking, which is rapidly becoming a blog that is focussed upon heritage issues related to technology. I used to […]