The more noise they make, the more interesting they are.

We played host to Rich and Al this weekend as they visited local family. Although we did abandon them during the day on Saturday to attend the Winter Ale Festival while they attended more sober children’s parties. However around those two commitments we did get a chance to catch up and generally put the world …

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Help! Most of our Universe is missing

We went to an interesting lecture last night at Churchill College. There is a problem with the universe. It doesn’t quite behave as we would expect it to given the amount of mass we can see in it. To account for the difference in the observed universe and the what the gravitational models predict in …

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Cleaning up the tags

When I first converted my old blog to WordPress I used tags for all the old categories. This was probably the wrong choice as tags present more subtle meta-data about a post. After manually updating a whole bunch of posts I discovered WordPress already has useful “Tags->Categories” and “Categories->Tags” tools to help with the clean-up. …

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Google’s change of heart

So Google are finally having second thoughts about their relationship with China. We may see then end of google.cn as a search engine that filters search results that might embarrass the authorities. Google got a lot of stick at the time when they first created their Chinese presence. In reality they were doing what every …

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First elisp patch for emacs chrome

One of the nice things about putting your coding experiments up early and under a permissive license is people can submit patches. I’d been trying to get the native elisp edit server working but I’d fallen back to the working python script as I’ve been busy at work. However along comes Riccardo Murri who cleaned …

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