Wed 10 Apr 2024 16:23

I've only just noticed the blue plaque is back up at Dome

A blue circular sign on a wall of the Brighton Dome Concert Hall reading: “ABBA launched their career after winning the 19th Eurovision Song Contest for Sweden at Brighton Dome on 6th April 1974”

Sat 06 Apr 2024 20:28

This 15 min video is a lovely summary of research and thinking in / / (whatever we call it).

From Sept 2023, by The Economist.


Thu 04 Apr 2024 10:08

Hey Copilot, less of the editorial commentary on my code with your comments, thank you very much.

Screenshot of an AI generated comment to go with my code, which begins: “This is a bit of a hack…”

Mon 01 Apr 2024 18:50

Greetings from Blackdown, the highest point in


Looking in the direction of Devils Dyke: in the foreground, a direction plate, green land and distant hills beyond it.

A small terrier looking towards an information plinth with green land beyond.

Fri 29 Mar 2024 18:05

Can you read academic papers on the ? Yes, yes you can. But more on this after a few months of usage, rather than two weeks.

The same academic two column paper on three devices. Left to right they are: an iPad Air using Zotoro to show a PDF; the Kindle Scribe; an A4 piece of paper.

Fri 29 Mar 2024 16:47

I predict a low turn-out for Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner elections in May.

An email stating: “No dogs except assistance dogs are permitted in polling stations.”

Thu 21 Mar 2024 11:12

Just found my first ladybird of the season

A black bug on a branch with big red spots

Fri 15 Mar 2024 22:10

A world I know nothing about: ctxd.com/items/pike-ug.pdf

Fri 15 Mar 2024 22:04

The control panel of temporary road crossing signals.

A box full of buttons and dials with labels like “max grn”, “phase 5”.

Mon 11 Mar 2024 09:05

As seen in Bluestocking volume 308: "Respect to the Japanese here for having data that goes back to the ninth century."

Interactive plot: ourworldindata.org/grapher/dat

Where I saw this:

A graph showing the variation in blossoming dates for cherry tree in Kyoto. It starts in 812 and runs to 2024, and shows a sharp downward 20-year averge, implying earlier blooming in the year. The title explains this is due to warming spring temperatures.

Wed 06 Mar 2024 13:17

Reading about Google's AMIE, and the benefits and risks of machine diagnosis. This phrase jumped out: "As apps are direct-to-consumer health technologies, they represent a new folk medicine"


Sun 03 Mar 2024 09:51

I find it surprisingly fun comparing old (paper) ordinance survey maps to modern digital editions.

Top: paper map, showing a region south of York, probably sometime in the 1960s.
Bottom: latest digital view of the same region (showing a village expanding, differing fonts, colour changes on the map).