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And they''re off

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Derek Jones

24 December 2009

That’s it folks, it’s nearly all over so let the fun begin. We’ve been under starters orders since the beginning of December with two issues to get out before Christmas but hard work and a determination not to be beaten by the weather and the lurgy has paid off. 163 is finally in the bag. This is as ...

You must resist

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Derek Jones

22 December 2009

I’m going to resist the temptation to ramble on about the weather right now in favour of something else instead. The run up to Christmas is hectic it seems for everyone, professional or enthusiast, and being behind the desk this year is no different to being at the bench. Only I’ve noticed that I ha ...

Pulling a craker

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Derek Jones

18 December 2009

It’s certainly been a hectic week so far. Work and social life have both been lived to the full but not to excess you understand. Following on from the main works Christmas do last week there was an editors Christmas dinner last night. As a newcomer to this tradition I was struggling hard to imagine ...

It''s only a game

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Derek Jones

15 December 2009

I was doing some experimental laminating the other day. Just keeping my hand in you understand, and was struck for the first time with the weird irony of the process. Take a piece of timber, flatten it out and make it straight. Then cut it in to pieces and stick it all back together again so that it ...

Language barriers

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Derek Jones

11 December 2009

It’s a day up at the workshop today tinkering around with machinery and reading manuals. It has struck me this week that no matter how good a machine is the accompanying literature can be quite poorly translated. Odd that, seeing as a tremendous amount of money goes in to the development of equipmen ...

Mirror, signal manoeuvre

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Derek Jones

8 December 2009

I ventured over to the other side for a few brief moments yesterday to answer questions about the current state of F&C. Was it better, was it worse was it holding its own and who was it for? These are all difficult questions to answer with any real degree accuracy. The changes we have made to date a ...

Getting ahead

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Derek Jones

3 December 2009

Blogs between now and Christmas are going to be short and sweet as we pick up the pace to have the next issue completed in ¾ of the time we would usually have. I’ve heard it said that planning is all about the details and I would agree to a point. I’ve also heard people say that when the going gets  ...

Re-light my fire

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Derek Jones

1 December 2009

That was a chilly run in this morning. I can picture hundreds of you up and down the country firing up the wood-burning stove and as I recall waiting until it’s hot enough to put a can of soup on top. Happy days. Before you ask the Christmas shopping went according to plan, all done and dusted insid ...

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