Month: December 2005

  • libraries

    I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library -Jorge Luis Borges I was a dull child. I wanted to run away and join the library. -Me I have the first on a t-shirt from vancouver public library. it attracts much admiration and for xmas my sister is putting the second one…

  • Distorted Tunes Test

    http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/tunetest/dtt.asp i got 25/26 so turns out i am not clinically tone deaf. there must be some other reason for my appalling singing voice 🙂

  • only reconnect

    Sometime around my retirement from the world of work, i stopped using an RSS reader to keep easy tabs on all the best in the blogistan. It was entirely my fault.. i couldn’t find a decent (and free) aggregator for OSX. I still haven’t so suggestions welcome whilst I trial netnewswire. But I won’t let…

  • animals on the underground

    http://www.animalsontheunderground.com/ very good, although i am a bit disappointed they don’t have a pigeon or a mouse!

  • Piaget proved wrong again!

    http://www.eurekalert.org…j-sgm122105.php Seems like the grandaddy of developmental psychology over-estimated the competance of everyone over eight years old. At about this age we learn about conservation of volume, in particular that a tall thin glass doesn’t necessarily have more in it than a short fat one.. except we often forget when drinks are involved. Short glasses…

  • Incorporating W.H.Wrigley

    I am glad I spotted this sign before they renovated their knocking off shop, this sign has gone to a better place but I’ll always remember it. For the past year I went past it pretty much daily and for most of that time i smugly congratulated myself on spotting that a 24 hour funeral…

  • beer

    Not all pints of beer are the same size. Take the first one of the night, this is always a standard pint. Yes it can go very quick or very slow but we know it is always the same size. It is the rate at which we drink it, that varies, the lead up to…

  • Robert J. Aumann – Nobel Prize Lecture

    http://nobelprize.org/eco…nn-lecture.html and this years prize of nonchalance and general coolness goes to Robert J. Aumann, for turning up for the most prestigious lecture that anyone can give with a few hand scrawled OHP transparencies.. regrettably his lecture was rather rubbish, in short game theory proves that if you want peace, prepare for war UPDATE: His…

  • take that

    spammers are becoming such subtle maligancies that i cannot determine if this is intended to be funny or not.. either way it makes me laugh

  • Cute little Fish

    http://www.stickycricket.com/aquarium/movies/ Some excellent movies of cuttlefish playing around in their aquarium.. with a great choice of sound tracks.. the fish from hell film is not to be missed either.. for a chance to see 1945 take on the octopus “this elephant spider from the ocean floor.”

  • NaNoWriMo Loser

    i managed 12,570 words this month, 1/4 of the required amount… rather ridiculous considering that technically i have had more free time this year than last year when i did the full thing.. i think the problem was being slow out of the starting blocks.. i had a bastard essay deadline for much of the…