New Blog: TESTOLOGY

I’ve started a new blog to keep work related stuff separate from all this spiritual philosophizationing. Could be embarrassing if a potential client reads some of my past rants on here! 🙂 I want to be able to write different things for different audiences. This new blog could be a career asset, wish me luck! […]

Ruby script: download document JPGs from ISSUU

Ian Wishart has released his excellent book ‘The Divinity Code‘ onto the wild woolly web. Sign up to issuu & download the document PDF now! HOWEVER sometimes publishers don’t give you a PDF. You can download the JPGs individually using laborious methods, but come on! You’re using a computer.. a machine that specialises in automating […]

Lawrence Krauss Free Public Lecture in Auckland!

Professor Lawrence Krauss is giving a free public lecture at The University of Auckland. Lawrence Krauss Public Lecture: Nonsense, Non-Science, and Science – From Government to the Classroom 22 March 2010, 6:15pm – 7:15pm Venue: Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Building 301, Faculty of Science, 22 Symonds Street, Auckland The distinction between science and fiction and […]

Mathematical Valentines Day: 1 + 1 <3

Roses are red. Violets are approximately blue. A paracompact manifold with a Lorentzian metric, can be a spacetime, if it has dimension greater than or equal to two Shakespeare, maybe not. But the course of true science never did run smooth. The First Heart Curve: And another pretty one (polar coordinates):

Smoke Walk on the Water

A recent thread at ETH reminded me of a fun alternative lyric (by a defunct metal band called the Highwaymen) to an old Deep Purple number… please correct/improve this in the comments! We all came out to Capernaum By the Lake Galilee shoreline We had to feed five thousand, We didn’t have much time The […]