This morning I woke up to see yet another woman being attacked with horrendous abuse and rape threats on Twitter. My first reaction was despair. “Not again. Will this never stop?” Before I made myself feel defeated by ignorant morons, I got down on my floor and did some push-ups. I ended up doing 100, […]
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 […]
I’ve been rather busy for the past week so haven’t had time to do another video. I will. I will. My house has had rather serious electrical problems. Basically, the downstairs circuit had a fault so the fuse would blow and then when it was pushed back in sparks would shoot out of it. For […]
I was a cheerleader in high school. I’m still not entirely sure why. I was on the ice hockey squad- donning my skates to risk life, limb and coccyx- to lead our half of the arena in cheer. Thankfully, I never fell on the ice during a match, but did, indeed sacrifice my coccyx during […]
Someone (anyone?) start my Wikipedia page (**edit** it’s been started! Hurrah!) (**edit** it’s been deleted here is the last bit I saved)… Make it weird. Make it ridiculous. Make sure there are plenty of bald-faced lies which will one day become ‘fact’. And if you can, give me bigger breasts. It’s my birthday today. Indulge […]
Vinnie’s re-designed his website and I’ve gone red… Weeeeeeeee!
So far, we’ve had some really cool photos added to the Sunshine Flickr Group “Catching Sunshine“. Get snapping and add your photos, kids.
The problem with the Internet is all the stupid people. In the past day I have read people who have said that Global Warming isn’t happening, it’s just that the Sun is getting hotter because we only have a few more centuries left until it dies. Someone who tried to say that electrons orbiting an […]
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