5x12 pentomino tiling

Paul Oldham

Me on Stac Pollaidh
On the way up Stac Pollaidh, May 2009

Welcome to my web pages. You can find out all about me here and about Beth, my reason for living, here.

If you've ended up here because you want us to create a web site for you or help you with Linux, mapping, or Net issues then you need the www.the-hug.co.uk web site.

You can also find me on Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, facebook, Google+, identi.ca and about.me.

You can contact me:

  • at home by email as
  • at work by email as
  • by phone during working hours on 01223 863463 (yes, still a Cambridge number)
  • via Telegram on my mobile number ending 600
  • on Skype at the-hug by prior arrangement
  • to ask me a question on ask.fm ... I don't guarantee to answer it though


I use
eBay Sniper to win items more cheaply on eBay by sniping.
I recommend it. It's free to use.


Current status: (via Twitter)
I am testing out an alternative to using http://identi.ca  for status updates
New Fonts

I am, it has to be said, a bit obsessed with fonts and over the years I've collected a lot as many font designers give them away. But in the past I couldn't use them on web sites as you had to rely on the user's device having the fonts loaded...  read more ...

More from the Wiblog ...

I am currently reading:

Scits: The Mither Tongue by Billy Kay The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde

Word of the Day: