Haven’t had a vacation for ages, not sure how I’ll cope, but hoping that Italy will be fun. It’s some sort of post-modern sickness to find the idea of not working quite disconcerting.
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A new blog on technical writing
My colleague Fer has recently started blogging here. He’s an excellent writer and the blog looks great so fer er far.
Lytro: A new kind of camera
This, if it works as shown, is going to be a photographic revolution (hat tip to my friend Morton for showing me this). http://www.lytro.com
I’ve really been enjoying Sam Harris’ blog recently. It’s a refreshing look at the world that I find extremely inspiring. http://www.samharris.org/
Supporting the Wampler Foundation
You can find out about the important work of the Wampler foundation here: http://www.wamplerfoundation.org/
My Man of the Year
I was recently privileged to present an award to one of the most inspiring people I’ve ever met. You can see a video of the event here: Challenged Athlete of the Year Please consider supporting the Wampler Foundation
All change please.
Well well. Here we are in 2011 (those of us that made it – and let’s face it the others wouldn’t be reading this), and lots of things happened. First, I got a new job, back at my old job – which makes me very happy (hopefully made some others happy too, though I guess …
Up and OUT
Well, it’s been quite a while since I did anything with this site or this blog. Having just completed my Masters degree at UoL, I’ve got a bit more time to do things that aren’t either work or study related. (And, before you ask…though some of you already did…I’m not planning the PhD any time …
Visual Snake Oil diagram!
Here’s a great site that a friend of mine pointed out – http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/play/snake-oil-supplements/ I’ve been pretty interested in the whole homeopathy/alternative medicine debate – Ben Goldacre has written a great book called “Bad Science” on this subject. I’m firmly on the side of the “homeopathy doesn’t work” – in fact, there’s very little real science …
Stupidity can be fatal
I recently rented a car in the USA, so I’ll use it as an example for the point I want to make, though the phenomenon is by no means exclusive to that car rental company nor the country – in fact, the same thing happened to me in Germany in a car rented from a …