Monthly Archives: October 2006

10/500 = 50,000 ???

I climbed into bed last night without the slightest clue what this year’s Nano would be about. But thanks to some sleeping tablets that has all changed. Previous years inspiration has come from a combination of a germ of an … Continue reading

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nanowrimo 2006

For the uninitiated, it is a internet thing where one aims to write a 50,000 word novel from beginning to end all in a month. The aim is not craft a masterpiece but on the contrary to trade in all … Continue reading

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the very witching time

‘T is now the very witching time of night, When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out Contagion to this world: now could I drink hot blood, And do such bitter business as the day Would quake to look on.. … Continue reading

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foul and most unnatural murther

Hamlet, Act 1, Scene V. Elsinore. The Castle. Another part of the fortifications. Enter Ghost and Hamlet. Ham. Whither wilt thou lead me? Speak! I’ll go no further. Ghost. Mark me. Ham. I will. Ghost. My hour is almost come, … Continue reading

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500 Introverts

I am leading a discussion group for some of our new first years. One class a week the have a seminar on a general psychological topic of their choice and I am there to ‘facilitate’ their discussion. It’s a delicate … Continue reading

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I’m feeling accepted.

Two acceptances in the space of three hours. First I heard that The Deliquent will be including my helpful advice on avoiding Zombies in their first issue. The best bit is there’s a launch party! Then, a few short hours … Continue reading

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The Volcano Rabbit

“The volcano rabbit, which is endemic to the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt surrounding Mexico City, is one of the world’s smallest and most unusual rabbits. It has small, round ears and, unlike other rabbits, makes high-pitched penetrating sounds. The rabbit lives … Continue reading

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I have always been a bully. I ain’t particularly pleased about it. Not now I’m all grown up and trying to believe my own story of myself as an all-round wonderful guy. We all do that, conceding a few of … Continue reading

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two left then right down the number line to nine

I like it when simple almost silly experiments links two areas to give unexpected results. This is one that you can even try yourself (though I think it works best if you are under 10 years old). Line bisection is … Continue reading

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Outlook for some Londons

To put the fanastically varied weather we’ve been having into perspective, here’s the weather in some Londons this week. London, Nigeria wins for the electrical storms, with London, Burma a close second, whilst London, Russia looks to be in for … Continue reading

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Theory in practice

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is. – Manfred Eigen, Nobel laureate in chemisty, 1967

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