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 identi.ca)
Paul has a new home
First Aurora

Last night saw AuroraWatch UK declare an amber alert so armed with my trusty Sony NEX-6 with Beth's Samyang 12mm f/2 lens mounted on it, and a new carbon fibre tripod and an IR remote shutter release (yes, more new toys) we headed out to the nearest point with a clear view over the Moray Firth, which is only a short walk away.  read more ...

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Scits: The Mither Tongue by Billy Kay One of our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde

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