There was an article in the Economist ("In praise of a second (or third) passport; Multiple identities are natural. Citizenship laws should catch up") in January 2012 that talked about the benefits of dual citizenship and some of the issues with being an immigrant—even a contributing immigrant. Here's some of my story.
I hate the crapware that comes with modern toys. They try to make it seem like they're doing you a favor. They try to make it seem like it's going to make the toy better. But in fact it's just rubbish. It's poorly written and adds minimal value.
This isn't a post advertising one thing or another, but I was really surprised at the difference in prices when doing some Christmas shopping online today. Here's four of the toys we were considering and the prices offered at Amazon.co.uk versus tesco.com. You figure that prices do vary from site to site, but I've never seen them vary enough that it mattered. Today, anyways, it mattered plenty.
I discovered stripgenerator.com. Pretty cool. Interestingly, I think their limited number of diagrams means that you have to have actual funny material. If you do, then they save you a bunch of drawing. But if stuff isn't funny, it's not going to become funny by having cool art applied to it.
I've done a couple. They're fun.
My friend Walt asked me if I had any quick impressions of England, now that I've lived here only a few months. The idea is that you quickly get used to things that were—at first—weird. Here's a quick effort at that.