So, what did I miss?

I've been leaving this blog fallow for a while (July 2013 - August 2017), and no I've not been in prison, or abducted by aliens, just busy elsewhere. I just thought I'd post a quick list of some events from the period, just to show how much can happen: Scottish Independence Referendum, September 2014 UK... Continue Reading →


December 2012 – In memory of those who are no longer with us

Unlike previous months, I thought I would take note of those who have passed away this December 2012 and who have had an impact on my life. Huw Lloyd-Langton I have already talked about and covered elsewhere in this blog. I was unfortunately not able to attend his funeral on the 20th. Patrick Moore also... Continue Reading →

Cinema Museum

I was in London attending the Cult Publishers Expo which was held in a little known (to me) location called the Cinema Museum. Separate to enjoying the Expo itself I also liked the location hence this little blog piece. For those that want to just know about the Museum directly please feel free to click... Continue Reading →

Was Deep Thought Wrong?

I was watching the live feed from the conference which announced the Higgs Boson had been probably detected (as far as I understand what went on) and also tracking the tweets from somebody I knew in the audience. My theoretical physics days are well behind me; as an undergraduate I celebrated the confirmation of the... Continue Reading →

I should be so lucky…

Sadly not an excuse to talk about Kylie (though I keep the picture!) but a short chat about luck - does it exist and are some people luckier than others? Also what does this all have to do with somebody called Teela Brown? I was prompted to write this after an experience recently; on a... Continue Reading →

Death of the Album

I have seen several pieces on the death of the CD recently such as this one here on The Register; whilst this is all very interesting I am more worried about the real tragedy here - the Death of the Album! Why is this important I detect you thinking? Well read on and find out!... Continue Reading →

Faster than the speed of light?

So in the last few days we have all been excited by the suggestion (here) that CERN may have sent some neutrinos either faster than the speed of light / backwards in time [which may be the same thing in Einstein's General Relativity. I have worried (here) about Relativity before, so here I go again! I don't propose  to explain... Continue Reading →

London Riots August 2011

This has been a grim week for anyone connected with England - riots on streets bringing back memories of the 1980s (which to me felt very different though maybe it is me who has changed). I am no great political commentator, clearly a lot of the trouble was opportunist copy cat stuff and clearly a... Continue Reading →

UK Copyright Law

So, August 2011 and the UK government announces  (here and more depth here) that the copyright law will be changing. With apologies for the spinning graphic, I thought I would indulge in a dual-blog posting (see Dr Who example post here) to give some ill-informed opinion. Not sure where this is going to take me so... Continue Reading →

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