Friday, September 21, 2007


Fun blog Friday: name that sign

Well, dear readers, the time has come for this blog to go interactive. And to kick things off, I'm looking for good interpretations of this sign, as posted by the Right Hon Harold Amis, esquire. Here's the sign:

And here's my best efforts:

1: If proverbial hits the fan, flee! Do not stop to collect, or attempt to carry, any bits and pieces of skeleton you may have in your possesion.

2: Arrr, avast ye! Here be pirates with spinning blades of death, arrrr!

Your turn. Yes, you. I know you're reading this, I can see your little eyes moving. Pony up. Winner gets a coffee. If I live near you. And my undying admiration, if I don't.


Friday, September 14, 2007


One for my geekier readers

Schroedinger's LOLcat, as done by someone who actually understands about Schroedinger's cat:

Original here, and nothing to do with me (unfortunately).

Friday, September 07, 2007


Shortest thesis ever?

I've just stuck together the four data chapters of my PhD thesis, those being the ones where I've done something new rather than talked about stuff or rehashed my existing data (I'm getting to that bit, don't worry). Altogether those four chapters are 76 pages and 16 000 words. I'm looking at 100-odd pages for the finished article, after three and a half years. Brevity is good, right?

Wednesday, September 05, 2007


Two things I would like from the world

1: Waterproof plasters that are actually waterproof.

2: Staplers that actually staple.

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