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Bobby Shaftoe and Pete Tyler

Paul Cornell, who wrote the excellent Father’s Day episode of Doctor Who, has a blog, and remarks that Rose’s father Pete was based on his own dad. The piece is really about me appreciating the sacrifices he made, and how I know he’d do what the Dad in ‘Father’s Day’ does. I think most Dads  ... [More]

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Book reviews

Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson — I finished this some time ago, but realised I forgot to rate it. A multi-stranded adventure through modern technology and WW2, following numerous related characters. Obviously codes and cyphers and other geeky sciences form an important part of the plot, but it doesn’t get too bogged down in mathematical detail,  ... [More]

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Exercise

The kids did a walkathon for their school on Thursday, each racking up six laps of the 1km circuit. Not bad at all, and all for a good cause. But it does remind me of the issues of of exercise like this. Done regularly, long walks like this are good. Done occasionally, bad. I try  ... [More]

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A-Z of links

Saw this elsewhere, a while back… call me slow, but here’s my version. The A-Z of web sites in my browser history (also dubbed “Your personality summarised in 26 links.”) You can figure out your own by typing each letter in the address bar, and copying whatever it comes up with first. You can also,  ... [More]

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Here is my bookcase

Here is my bookcase. Well, one of them, probably the most interesting one. There are others elsewhere in the house containing CDs and kids books; videos; boring geeky books and magazines. If there is one thing I regret about my book collection it’s that in early adulthood I was so addicted to TV that I  ... [More]

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Bowen on Bryson

Bill Bryson: A Short History of Nearly Everything. Almost more of a history of scientists than a history of science. As all of Bryson’s books are, I found this highly amusing, as one reads of the discoveries we humans have made over the centuries, seemingly more often by mistake than with any intent. I must  ... [More]

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