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Just some random jottings, none of which amount to much. I’m making quince jelly. Last Sunday was the first anniversary of my half-marathon running career, which I celebrated at Grunty Fen. Next Sunday will see me sculling the Boston marathon for the first time, after being in the ladies VIII last year. We’ve been painting…

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Every now and again I’m surprised by the contrast between the sanity that you’ll find on good blogs, and the madness that reigns in our useless press. In this case, its dead children again which is very sad, but should not be used as entertainment schlock-horror fodder as our gutter press does. Mind you, I’m…

Actually, its just another pile of links thinly disguised. We thought that mandating python-style indents with pre-processing back into C might be nice. Alternatively some scheme whereby indent levels reflect coder status, so you can see immeadiately what not to fiddle with. And of course, what font should the code be in? Watching the Deniers…

Inky-winky-binky-pinky

Via TW (who says Inflation’s a tricky thing you know) this interesting inflation calculator. From the Torygraph, the Jetlev flyer. A ridiculous boys-toy, but it did cause my daughter to say “I must have one”. Did I mention that reading the Torygraph in the Waitrose cafe is one of my guilty pleasures? Its not quite…

The year in stoats

A post a month, chosen not quite at random, and I couldn’t always restrict myself to one post. Somehow, I feel that not a great deal happened scientifically during the year. But I still enjoy writing this stuff, and people still read it, so on I go. * Himalayan glaciers to disappear by… when? an…

Snowy again

Time for a few linky type things. The first couple point to the New Blog in case you’ve missed it. * Snowy again by me, about the recent weather. * Christmas Head * xkcd Christmas Tree (thanks Mayank) and on wikileaks :-) * Lamest edit wars on wikipedia. The Bot wars section is good. Of…

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visual6502.org. For all those who used to play with it in their bedrooms. B-52′s: Roam. Beautiful song, though they wouldn’t last 5 minutes outside the coccoon. RMG shreds someone who thinks Lake Superior is cold because of the last ice age. But he doess so politely and informatively, so it is well worth reading. Things…

Winky

The latest crop of links-n-stuff. First up is this superb photo – ht TS’s google reader feed. It won second prize but for my money is far and away better than any of the others (higher-res version – thanks BD). Its tagged as a “condensation rainbow” but it isn’t, I think (wrong shape). It is…

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Who says GW is bad? Climate change stops fighting between India and Bangladesh says Nurture. [Err, see comments. And also, JA nailed this -W] David Appell wonders about “Livestock’s Long Shadow” – the odd thing is that I swear I’ve done this one before, and *I* didn’t really believe their numbers either. But it might…

From William Leeman but found via SkepChick, in turn found via The Penguin. (If you’ve never read Time considered as a helix of semi precious stones you should; though it isn’t quite as good as its title). While I’m here, do you fancy some of that John “wacko” Donne? BATTER my heart, three person’d God;…