Month: October 2005

  • nanowrimo agogo

    http://www.nanowrimo.org it is that time of the year again where i spend a month writing a 50,000 word novel.. me and 38,000 other merrie fooles. i met about forty of them last night at the london nanowrimo start party. it was great to meet some other nanowrimo-fo’s before we get started.. i had expected them…

  • The Stork.. is the bird of war

    http://clusterfunction.co…eydotcom/Stork/ As an antidote to all the lovely lickle babbies in my life, here’s Nina Paley’s wonderful animation The Stork (31Mb Quicktime Mov)

  • Time Machine

    http://www.discover.com/issues/nov-05/cover/ I could do with a few more thousand years to procrastinate into right now!

  • wacked out goodness

    A light has dawned for me: I need companions, living ones, not dead companions and corpses which I carry with me wherever I wish. But I need living companions who follow me because they want to follow themselvesó and who want to go where I want to go. A light has dawned for me: Zarathustra…

  • apple of my eye

    http://www.apple.com/powerbook/ Almost the first thing I did on my first day in the office was to order myself a whacking great Apple Powerbook 15″.. I have been dying to upgrade from my 4yo 600mhz g3 ibook for ages.. it really creaks when ever try to get it to do more than two things at once..…

  • the same old odd one out

    http://www.cf.ac.uk/psych/home/hahnu/ That there Belinda is very cunning; when i first tried to explain to her what my research would be about she listened for a bit then started singing this Seasame Street song. This was especially impressive because this was long before i had any idea myself what i was supposed to be doing. Then,…

  • observing babies brains with lasers

    http://www.ninds.nih.gov/…rs_workshop.htm I tested my first baby today! In fact, i tested twins. okay, it wasn’t for my study and i didn’t much beyond distracting the blighters whilst someone else strapped a near-infrared spectroscopy camera to the back of their heads, but it was very good start. Near-infrared Spectroscopy ( NIRS ) is very, very cool..…

  • Umberto Enigma

    “I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.” – Umberto Eco

  • World Mental Health Day

    http://www.wfmh.org/ It is world mental health day, and Chimpmunka publishing are giving away free books.. i just got this Ox-Bowí by Janet Cresswell ëOx-Bowí charts the life of Janet Cresswell; who has spent the best part of thirty years in secure units, much of this time in Broadmoor. In this book, Janet shares with us…

  • Taking a toddler to the zoo!

    Some three months ago, before I knew that I would be doing my PhD on categorisation and concept formation I was reflecting on the ‘shape of thoughts’ and (mainly to impress a lady) I wrote this: I have been thinking about the shape of thoughts, and except in the synaesthesic sense, i disagree that they…

  • BookCrossing gone wholesale

    http://www.bookcrossing.com/articles/2010 Click on this post’s title for the wonderful tale of a man who overnight acquires 2,000 new books he wants to bookcross. A great article about the joys and perils of this addictive form of biblioholistic exhibitionism. I wish he’d been me.

  • Perry Bible Fellowship

    http://www.pbfcomics.com beautiful, colourful, curious and comic

  • Day two – The Book of Big Concepts

    although last night i stayed up until four or five am drinking, taking ritalin and being rude to my beloved, this morning i managed to get into the office at a very respectable 11am.. and as it is now past seven i have done a full eight hour day.. it is essentially my first real…

  • I am an infantologist!

    http://www.cbcd.bbk.ac.uk I am writing this from my new desk in my new office in the Birkbeck BabyLab. i didn’t get in until 4pm today because i am still largely nocturnal but have an induction on wednesday that requires a 10 am start so hopefully i can rejig my bodyclock to be a bit more in-line…

  • The Storm at the Globe

    so clever, so silly, so funny, so friendly and such huge fun..but rather hard to describe.. it was a piece of comedy more than a piece of theatre.. a parody of greek/roman comedy (Plautus play about prostitutes) that was deliberately littered with jokes, absurdities and anachronisms. There were also hundreds of knowing collusions between the…