Welcome to my blog. You’ll find an eclectic mix of topics here including psychology, education, what it’s like to live and work in Derby, electronics, computing and software. I take a keen interest in politics and have been a member of the Liberal Democrats since their formation (and previously the SDP). There’s stuff relating to that here too.
I was an Open University psychology student between 2007 and 2011. I’m hoping to start a part-time, distance learning occupational psychology MSc at Leicester University in October 2013. In the meantime, I’ve taken a couple of MITx / edX courses on electronics and computer science in 2012, just to keep the old grey matter ticking over.
The name for the blog came from my fascination as a child with the “penny falls” machines you see in seaside amusement arcades. Putting just one more coin in is, of course, bound to result in huge wealth, as there are so many of them hanging over the edge just waiting to be pushed off. This image re-appeared in my thoughts a few years ago when I started working with salespeople. The best ones are ever so slightly over-optimistic most of the time, but they do know when to stop. The not so good ones just keep on pumping the ten pence pieces in …
This site consists of my personal thoughts and opinions mixed with occasional sponsored and guest posts on topics that interest me, so should not therefore be taken to represent the views of anyone else (unless stated).
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Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy what you find here.