Phone and Messaging

Telephone: (mobile, more reliable): +44 (0)7941 938912 also accepts Telegram, Signal, WhatsApp, SMS messages

Telephone: (land, varying reliability): +44 (0)1875 821 008


Facebook Messenger: riddellpaddler (works quite well if you’re FB friends with me),
Twitter: @jriddell (please don’t)
Google Chat: (I have no idea how this decides if you are legit or not)



PGP key E0A3EB202F8E57528E13E72FD7574483BB57B18D

Postal Address

Esk Tower
5 Robertson Bank
EH23 4JT

Esk Tower:

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Note Google Maps will send you to the other side of the burn, enter Robertsons Bank off Lady Brae.  Esk Tower in Google Maps.

Train: Gorebridge

Aeroplane: Edinburgh Airport, Tram to Waverley, train to Gorebrdige

6 Replies to “Contact”

  1. There is an error in the instructions for installing neon-desktop on

    Step 2: Install KDE neon

    You will need to open a terminal to enter the following instructions.

    Add the KDE neon package archive
    apt-key public.key
    sudo apt-add-repository

    The command apt-key public.key is syntactically incorrect. apt-key requires ‘add’, so the correct command is:

    apt-key add public.key

    This assumes, as the page shows, that you are operating ‘as root’ already.

  2. Removing article 50 from the EU treaties actually just changes the timespan between notification and withdrawal from 24 to 12 months. I just took a peek at the 1969 Vienna Convention to make sure about that, and the present situation matches both conditions of article 56 paragraph 1 of that treaty. Meaning that if you remove article 50 from the EU treaties, then the legal way of leaving the EU will be through article 56 of the 1969 Vienna Convention. Be careful what you wish for.

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