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June 6, 2005

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Filed under: General — Deryck @ 3:00 pm

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May 25, 2005

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Filed under: General — Deryck @ 3:00 pm

Admiralty arch … where I seem to have spent most of today.

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May 20, 2005

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Filed under: Cambridge Life, General — Deryck @ 8:39 pm

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Magdalene College, this morning

February 20, 2005

The Aviator

Filed under: Uncategorized, General — Deryck @ 6:18 pm

Went to see The Aviator last night. An impressive film alright but didn’t really give you too much information about the man himself. A quick look at the Wiki entry for Howard Hughes revealed more that the film left out: 2 marriages, syphillis that may have been the cause of his OCD in later life and so on. But even the Wiki has probably just scratched the surface, the man was obviously very clever but why did he never get his high school diploma?

January 24, 2005

The Cold

Filed under: Cambridge Life, General — Deryck @ 7:49 pm

Yesterday I was reading the paper version of The Independent. I was intrigued by a British experiment of the 1930’s where over 150 schools taught pupils outside in all weathers in the belief that “fresh air” would prevent TB. You can read the online version of that article here. Today I had a taste of that myself as I struggled to write Javscript at my laptop while local double glazing company Polarglaze replaced all my windows. In what must be the coldest day of the year so far, snow frequently blew in the house. The new windows are as great as the old ones were bad. The old ones were just 3mm thick in bare aluminium frames and were frequently covered in condensation. The new ones are Pilkington K “bounce the heat back into the room” jobbies in smart white frames.

January 14, 2005

Apple iProduct

Filed under: General, Humour — Deryck @ 5:09 pm

Apple. Your life in a small plastic case.

January 9, 2005

Chinese State Circus

Filed under: Cambridge Life, General — Deryck @ 8:30 pm

The Chinese State Circus are in town for a few days so, for the 4th time in 10 years, I went to see them. Every time I see them the acts have changed completely (bar one) and every new act is just as amazing and as impressive as the new ones, just thinking them up must be a feat in itself. The only act that they keep is the number-of-people-on-one-bicycle, an act for which they hold the world record (12 if I counted them correctly). My favourite acts of the show were the “balancing chairs” act and the “juggling with urns”.

January 5, 2005

Astrology…the oldest scam?

Filed under: General — Deryck @ 7:58 pm

A superb blog article flaming astrology today by qwghlm. I’d never thought of it as fraud before, I wonder if astrologists can be sued if a horoscope is shown to be false?

May 6, 2004

Text Messaging

Filed under: General, Web — Deryck @ 2:43 pm

James Trusler, the world’s fastest text-messager has just beaten his own record. Here’s what all those abbreviations that you see in messages and in chatrooms mean.