Monthly Archives: August 2016

Light-hearted recollection of R2-D2

It was sad to hear of the death of Kenny Baker, actor for R2-D2. As others have pointed out, 2016 is proving to be a bad year for celebrity deaths. Many years ago, I was in a conversation with a … Continue reading

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Banff Bay Swim

Today, Aberdeenshire swimmers braved the cold North Sea, swimming from Banff Bay to Macduff harbour. It is an annual event, and it has its own Facebook page. Registration was at 1 pm, and the swim started at 2 pm. These … Continue reading

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Magic Hat – IBST in, AIR out

The MHP (Magic Hat Portfolio) on Stockopedia (http://www.stockopedia.com/fantasy-funds/magic-hat-463/) is an experiment by me to see if a human can improve on a mechanical Greeblatt Magic Formula screen. I am trying to weed out “mistakes” that I feel the screening commits: … Continue reading

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Volunteering opportunities, Grampians

I investigated two volunteering opportunities in the Grampians yesterday. One was as a first-aider at the Banffshire Partnership, and the other was at a recruitment drive at HM Coastguard Moray. Banffshire Partnership BPL (Banffshire Partnership Ltd) are headquartered in Boyndie. … Continue reading

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