Author Archives: stoneyfish

About stoneyfish

Humanist and retired software engineer with a love of music.

Too Much Religion?

This poll suggests it’s time to remove bishops from the House of Lords.

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Ephemeral Earth Art

This captivating video says it all.

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Retrospective 2020

Executive Summary It’s been a funny old year. Mary and I stayed well clear of the Coronavirus but it has obliterated most of the happenings that I would normally be blogging about. I am one of the lucky ones, though. … Continue reading

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Beethoven Meets Van Gogh

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Retrospective 2019

Executive Summary It’s been a fairly uneventful 2019 for us on the whole. One more year on the life clock has, presumably, taken its toll but we don’t feel any older than we did 12 months ago so we are … Continue reading

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Retrospective 2018

Executive Summary Mary is still teaching conversational English to elderly Asian women for the WEA, doing volunteer work for Age UK and playing her part as a governor at the local primary school. Phil is enjoying his retirement to the … Continue reading

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Retrospective 2017

Executive Summary Mary continues to work part time for the WEA, teaching English one morning a week, mainly to elderly women of Asian extraction. She has also joined the board of governors for the village primary school. Both occupations have … Continue reading

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Starman

I started a Haskell course last week. One of this week’s exercises was to write a guessing game called Starman. All the necessary code fragments were provided in the course notes and a complete solution was provided on github. However, … Continue reading

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Credo

“I believe that anyone who claims to know what’s going on will lie about the little things, too. ” ― Neil Gaiman

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A Humanist Wedding?

If you are a member of a recognised religion you can have a marriage that is tailored to your beliefs and is recognised in law. If you are an atheist or humanist you are denied that in the UK. Eunan … Continue reading

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