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iOS sat nav


Apple maps may have their faults, especially with well out-of-date
points of interest.

But the in-built sat nav works great. Really clean and well thought
through. Better than TomTom or android in my view.

Toon logic

Just heard a spokesman from Newcastle FC explaining the decision to
give Pardew a long, eight year contract. Explaining that the aim was
stability, he said, “Ferguson has been at Man Utd for 25 years, Wenger
at Arsenal for 15 years and it’s no coincidence that they’ve had

I think there may be some confusion between cause and effect there.
Surely it’s not that they’ve been successful because they’ve been
there a long time, but that they’ve been there a long time because
they’ve been successful.

That ain’t worth Jack


Just watched the trailer for the forthcoming Jack Reacher movie. It may be an enjoyable film in itself, and Tom Cruise is a great action star, but Reacher is 6′ 5″ and his stature is (literally) a big part of his character in the books. Tom just can’t be Jack for me.

Oh, and Reacher’s not a car-chase kinda guy either.

Hack: How I Stopped Worrying about What to Do with My Life and Started Driving a Yellow Cab


The author of this now works for the same company as me, and I picked up her book on a trip to our New York office. I met Melissa only briefly, and was hoping as I started to read the book that I'd like it, as otherwise it'd be a bit awkward.

Anyway, it's great. A really enjoyable memoir about her experiences as a New York cabbie ("hack"). 99% of drivers are male, with English as a second language so she definitely stood out. Melissa's purpose in trying out cabbing was to have an adventure, and there are vicarious thrills aplenty to be had for anyone wondering what to do next with their life.