Thank you to everyone who voted for Jocelyn Bell Burnell’s discovery of pulsars in the Great British Innovation vote. She came #4. Amazing! Several weeks ago Roger Highfield from the London Science Museum got in touch with me to ask if I’d like to take part in the Great British Innovation vote. He sent me [...]
There seems to be something very exciting in the zeitgeist at the moment. Lots of different people from different areas seem to be thinking the same things. People are tired of the “cynicism” “pessimism” “criticising” and instead are calling for more “creativity” “art” or simply asking others just to “do something“. 2013 is clearly about [...]
Skip ahead to the translation here. I’ve added some notes about this to my Posterous I’ve been learning Egyptian hierogylphs for nearly a year now at the Egypt Exploration Society in London. So far I’ve only translated texts provided by my course tutor that have been either texts from monuments or specially written texts to [...]
I’m starting to explore the world of soft circuits – the fusion of electronics and fabrics. The other day I got a Lilypad Protosnap development board. The Lilypad Arduino is a microcontroller designed to be sewn into clothing. I’d seen quite a few things done with the Lilypad Arduino before, but as I don’t have [...]
This Ada Lovelace Day post was actually written a few years ago when I was trying to get a documentary about the following woman commissioned. These are the ‘notes’ I wrote about her as reference for the proposal. It’s not written with flair (I’m full-time mummying a 10 month old at the moment!), but the [...]
My son and I really enjoy beach-combing. We have spent hours at a time on beaches finding stones, shells, old pottery, worn glass… We have several carrier bags full of stuff we’ve found on beaches. One day, we’ll do something with it all. One of our very favourite places to go is the beach along [...]
I’ve been in Rome for the weekend. I missed Brian, Andrew Macdonald and me on the Cinema Show on BBCFour – maybe Vinnie can do some screen grabs… though I will hopefully see it soon. I’m glad they used the lesbian dominatrix line… though I’ll probably be called a gay-basher for that now, too :-/. [...]
Yes, apparently [name removed] thought my facetious post, which was wondering whether or not a man might be gay if he orders white wine in a bar, was “gay-bashing”. I kinda forget that there are a lot of people in the world who really want to be ‘good people’ and think that means that they [...]
I get quite a few emails from people asking me about how to set up a blog. I tend to tell them to start off using a free blog (Blogger or WordPress usually) and then if they enjoy it, they can later choose to have their own server and domain name. Now, as lots of [...]
I’ve had a migraine on and off for several days now. They haven’t been so bad that I’ve been unable to move or get out of bed, but I’ve been very sensitive to light and sounds along with having a terrible headache… I’ve only ever had two migraines before in my life, both considerably worse [...]
My son has a blog. We’ve been putting up some of his drawings – he’s got notebooks full. The latest one makes me wonder whether he might be another David Shrigley one day.
Is Rumsfeld going to be sacked?! Is Bush pulling out of Iraq? Whatwhatwhat? **edit** 18:00 YES! Rumsfeld is resigning!!! HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA! We were right all along.
In a couple weeks I’ve been invited to do the first UK 20×2, the question is, “Where am I?” There will be 20 different people (some very cool people doing it with me) who get 2 minutes each to answer the question in front of a live audience. Tickets are only available at the door [...]
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