Since 2010

No parking

Sunday 21 April 2013

Sign found in the car park reading "No parking here fuck head"

A wee notice found in the car park in our building. I’m not sure this is the most neighbourly way to solve a parking dispute…


Friday 12 April 2013

I bought a car. I think we all knew pretty early on into this whole Australia thing that I wasn’t in a hurry to return to Scotland.

Baby change RH

Monday 18 March 2013

Sign reading "Unisex Toilet & Baby Change RH"

Nobody knows what the “RH” stands for on this sign.

ISO 8601

Thursday 28 February 2013

I’m a huge fan of the ISO 8601 standard, which describes an international standard for the display and exchange of dates and times. This xkcd comic highlights one of the common problems.

But there’s a super-handy bonus reason to use YYYY-MM-DD: because the format goes from most to least significant component, the dates are easy to sort. This rule continues to hold true if you keep going with the ISO and add times. As long as the dashes, colons and spaces are all consistent, the date effectively becomes a big integer which increases with the date and time.

For example, a file titled File 2013-02-28 19:56 would, if sorted in ascending order, correctly appear before a file created at a later time (2013-02-28 20:03) or a later date (2013-10-01 11:34).

So that’s settled - we must all stop using DD/MM/YYYY, and the even more illogical format of MM/DD/YYYY.

I moved my ute

Wednesday 30 January 2013

I made sure I moved my ute somewhere safe. I’ve got no job without my ute.

You just don’t read things like this in Scotland.