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 [...]
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 [...]
I’ve got my old Blogger blog back from the spammers. I wouldn’t go looking through the archives though. I’ve removed my nasty files, but they had inserted an image on the front page from this site http://fuckgia.goldbananas.com. it’s probably best that you don’t go there… But the registrant’s details are: Registrant: N/A Alexey Polyakov ****@chaser.ru) [...]
Fucking DNS issues. Ugh. My Blogger blog is still hijacked, but Blogger has said they are onto it. Please don’t go there and start looking through the archives. I’ve replaced images on every archive page with a little bugger of a Tardis-like file that will crash your browser at least, crash your computer at most. [...]
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