Monday, August 27, 2007

This Old House

[reading: Neal Asher, "The Engineer Reconditioned"]

This is slightly disconcerting to look at; the price is also rather a shock.

Monday, August 20, 2007


[reading: Matthew Woodring Stover, "Blade of Tyshalle"; recently John Scalzi, "The Ghost Brigades"]

Well, I'm back.

In twenty years (and ten days) I've travelled approximately 5 metres.

(Also, there's a vac student four desks away who wasn't even born when I first started…)

Friday, August 10, 2007

It Was Twenty Years Ago Today

"You hear that Mr. Anderson? That is the sound of inevitability."


So it's finally time to go back to full-time paid work, which will mean even less Copious Free Time than recently. Having decided against a move to Zurich, I'll shortly be heading back to the nice place where I've worked for a large fraction of my career.

As before, a checkpoint (827 days).

Sunday, August 05, 2007


[reading: Avner Ash & Robert Gross, "Fearless Symmetry: Exposing the Hidden Patterns of Numbers"]

So it seems babies are isomorphic to vampires:

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Use the Source, Luke

[reading: Susanna Clarke, "The Ladies of Grace Adieu"]

Bit of tidying up today—I added the source code for various of my trivial bits of code to the website

plus I added a link to my thesis (Homoclinic Bifurcations in Partial Differential Equations (PDF)) and put my beginner's guide to linkers under the GFDL. Not that I expect anyone to have much use for any of it, but it's there for the Magick of Google to find, just in case.