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Sundog.

Sundog.

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Outstanding follow up to a classic joke. (Yes, it’s real: https://twitter.com/PhilTippett/status/390286641006252032)

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A pigeon just strolled through this Tube train. Strutted, really.

A pigeon just strolled through this Tube train. Strutted, really.

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Dog walking. (at The Monument to the Great Fire of London)

Dog walking. (at The Monument to the Great Fire of London)

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Today was Jake’s first time riding on the Underground. He coped really well, to our mild surprise.

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View of St Paul’s Cathedral from One New Change.

View of St Paul’s Cathedral from One New Change.

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Tonight was our first home-made dinner in our new flat. Cheers!

(Nothing fancy — chicken, chorizo, and tomato risotto. The extremely tiny/minimal kitchen in this place is going to crimp my ambitions for the next two months…)

Tonight was our first home-made dinner in our new flat. Cheers!

(Nothing fancy — chicken, chorizo, and tomato risotto. The extremely tiny/minimal kitchen in this place is going to crimp my ambitions for the next two months…)

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Some people claim to be “nerds”. But I use a binary code & zip ties to label drumkit cables. (Blue=0, yellow=1.)

Some people claim to be “nerds”. But I use a binary code & zip ties to label drumkit cables. (Blue=0, yellow=1.)

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We’re running around the house getting prepped for the movers and Jake is SO MISERABLE. He fears change.

We’re running around the house getting prepped for the movers and Jake is SO MISERABLE. He fears change.

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My workmate Richard gave me an early leaving present before I start my new job at Google.

My workmate Richard gave me an early leaving present before I start my new job at Google.

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Billboard ads advising people to protect against cybercrime with software updates. We live in the future.  (at Cwmbran Shopping Centre)

Billboard ads advising people to protect against cybercrime with software updates. We live in the future. (at Cwmbran Shopping Centre)

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Academic family trees, or, why Isaac Newton is my great-great-grandfather

Matt Williams, a fellow Computer Science PhD from Cardiff University,  came up with the delightful idea of compiling “academic family trees” from student-teacher relationships. After all, if it’s good enough for rock bands, its surely good enough for overqualified hackers. And because Matt and I had the same doctoral supervisor (the esteemed Prof. Roger Whitaker), not only are we brothers in this sense, but we share all our ancestors.

So the tree shown in his blog post is also valid for me. And it turns out that I am a direct line descendent of both Isaac Newton and Galileo Galilei! And there’s a close cousin branch with such luminaries as Euler, Leibniz, and Turing. I can only imagine how these great men would feel if they could see me now. Disappointed, I suspect, at my current status: led on the sofa, Nexus in hand, making entirely undeserved attempts to bask in their reflected glory.

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Spent time today with my nephews’ Lego collection, fooling around with the two great microscale clichés: futuristic buildings and spaceships.

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everythinginthesky:

new-aesthetic:

World’s first robot SUICIDE as family return to find Roomba cleaning gadget had turned to ash - Mirror Online
"Somehow it seems to have reactivated itself and made its way along the work surface where it pushed a cooking pot out of the way and basically that was the end of it," fireman Helmut Kniewasser told The Daily Mail. "I don’t know about the allegations of a robot suicide but the homeowner is insistent that the device was switched off—it’s a mystery how it came to be activated and ended up making its way to the hotplate."

The future.

How awful does your house have to be to drive an emotionless Roomba to suicide?!

everythinginthesky:

new-aesthetic:

World’s first robot SUICIDE as family return to find Roomba cleaning gadget had turned to ash - Mirror Online

"Somehow it seems to have reactivated itself and made its way along the work surface where it pushed a cooking pot out of the way and basically that was the end of it," fireman Helmut Kniewasser told The Daily Mail. "I don’t know about the allegations of a robot suicide but the homeowner is insistent that the device was switched off—it’s a mystery how it came to be activated and ended up making its way to the hotplate."

The future.

How awful does your house have to be to drive an emotionless Roomba to suicide?!

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Guerrilla photography improvisation: using the car’s sunshade as a graduated density filter for a dramatic sky. Shot on an iPhone 5 with an Olloclip wide-angle adapter.

Guerrilla photography improvisation: using the car’s sunshade as a graduated density filter for a dramatic sky. Shot on an iPhone 5 with an Olloclip wide-angle adapter.

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