Archives for October, 2008

Budapest

As the perceptive have noticed, I’m in Budapest. Its a lovely place; I like it. I was last here in 1986, just after finals, when I took two weeks to cycle across Europe to stay here for two weeks to play Go. One of the definig experiences of my life. Its tempting to say either…

Sea ice thinner?

Since this years sea ice failed to be a record min (how careless of it) there is a sense of furtive scurrying around looking for something else; and DSB is looking at record thin instead: Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has melted to its lowest volume in recorded history, according to new measurements they…

Strange days indeed

Just a minor addition to the vast streams of pap being written and spoken about the current crisis (what crisis?). Inspired by watching financial TV in my hotel room. Iceland seems to have sold itself to the Russians “We have not received the kind of support that we were requesting from our friends,” said Geir…

Racing Willi Betz

I’m away on conference for a week, but its all tediously commercial-in-confidence. Here is a guessing game: where am I? More useful clues tomorrow. [Update: its a 5-star hotel, but not with this level of service. Where is JA?]

Viz in Wiki

In the course of a vaguely amusing although rather pointless argument on the wiki GW talk page [1] I found I needed the character [[Mr Logic]]. One thing lead to another, and before you know it I was at this all-time classic (warning: contains rude words and concepts). So now you know why wikipedia is…