Archives: history

Save the Tumbledown

December 7, 2012 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: appeal, history.

At the tail end of this year’s summer time, a mighty oak tree came down beside the Tumbledown Dick pub in Farnborough. It didn’t fall, it was cut down. That Oak tree had stood for hundreds of years and had a healthy, green leafy canopy – It was a pleasant part of the Farnborough Road and, as • Read More »

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Hijacking History

January 14, 2009 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 2 Comments | Filed in: history.

Working in the Internet industry fosters a sense of exactness, or at least I would hope it does. Whether it’s coding HTML or PHP, designing a template for a content management system or publishing articles on business or legal issues, everything should be correct. Why? Well, a mistake in your HTML code could end up • Read More »

No More Heroes

December 16, 2008 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 2 Comments | Filed in: design, history, Internet.

Nostalgia is an incredible thing. For one, life was definitely less complicated “back then” and the lack of complication allowed times of sheer unadulterated joy. Boards of Canada, although a modern sound, take me back to the ’70s but in the last few weeks I’ve been to see true legends from that decade; Motorhead, Saxon • Read More »

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The Armistice

November 11, 2008 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: history.

Whilst I sit here late on a Tuesday afternoon with the sun going down through one window and the near-full moon rising in the other, I realise that it would be good to take a break from philosophising over socio-economic and political issues and spare time to respect those whose day this is. We had • Read More »