Month: July 2010

July 30, 2010

No, I haven’t been cooking again, am going to a BBQ on Sunday, and that will be plenty enough for me this weekend. But I did pop in to my local butcher’s today, which is run by the local pork farm, and asked about the…

July 30, 2010

Oh dear, this is not looking so good. Earlier I posted how my sunglasses didn’t quite look right to me, with regard to the two lenses not sharing the same plane of polarization. However, I wasn’t too concerned, as the supplier agreed to look at…

July 29, 2010

Remember when BP CEO, Tony Hayward, got into deep water with this statement: “The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of volume of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation to the total water volume,” Seems…

July 28, 2010

This amused me. Like many of you, I am used to receiving phishing attempts, claiming to be from my bank, or my ISP. Most are immediately deleted, some make me think a little before I confirm it is a phishing attempt, mainly because my *real*…

July 28, 2010

… do I repeatedly read a post in draft form and preview, but only after I publish it, and it cross posts to LJ do I spot the glaring typos and repeated words? … and then realise I forgot to add tags.

July 28, 2010

My glasses arrive, from the online people, and the varifocals are great – exactly what I wanted. The sunglasses look ok initially – I love the retro mock-tortoiseshell frames, but something niggles me, so I send an email to them querying it. I get a…

July 27, 2010

I like this page: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-10729380 It has a calculator designed to simulate the assessment of hospitals by the government, and shows the possible results and variance by natural chance, even if all hospitals in the sample have 100% the same mortality risk. What it shows…

July 27, 2010
July 27, 2010

Google images has changed, at least in the UK (it is likely it has been this way in the US for a while). Loading of a page of images in response to a search seems much quicker, the appearance of the page is nice and…

July 26, 2010

Caught the first 10 minutes of this film the other day, and it was so strange that I was compelled to record it, to watch later. I knew nothing of Harvey Pekar or his cult comic American Splendor (which told the story of his life,…

July 26, 2010

This looks interesting. Peterborough Environment City Trust has set up an organisation called Greeniversity. Billed as an “Environmental University”, the idea is for people in the Peterborough area to share skills and knowledge on anything from growing veg to insulating your loft. People can register…

July 25, 2010

I was very pleasantly surprised by Sherlock, the new contemporary retelling of Sherlock Holmes by Stephen Moffat and Mark Gatiss. Moffat seems to be fond of this kind of thing, having done much the same with Jekyll three years ago. Benedict Cumberbatch, who memorably played…