July 16, 2011

Neptune - one year on.

July 15, 2011


July 14, 2011

Whump - see also more inside

July 13, 2011

Floppy disks - you're too late

February 19, 2011

Originally composed for Civilization 4 Baba Yetu by Christopher Tin has been awarded a Grammy. The lyrics are an arrangement in Swahili of the Lord's Prayer (that's quite a wiki entry, by the way). This is the first time a composition for computer game has been awarded by the Recording Academy.

February 13, 2011

Interactive map of Tahrir Square - (apparently Mubarak's time in power makes him the third longest serving Egyptian leader of the last 5000 years)

February 12, 2011

On photographing army ants - being a short treatise on the importance of rubber and benadryl. more inside

February 05, 2011

Bioluminescence courtesy of Synechococcus. Wonderful.

February 04, 2011

Journal of Universal Rejection No page fees, no submission anxiety, no articles accepted.

January 20, 2011

Old postcards invaded by aliens. Portfolio.

January 11, 2011

This makes my teeth hurt. Short version: old home gets renovated, then sold. And then... this will bruise your inner aesthete.

January 09, 2011

Optical illusion - it's hard to notice changes in moving objects

January 04, 2011

Not working with it, no way, no how. Includes FOOF (aka dioxygen difluoride), the pungent (carbon diselenide) and unbearable (thioacetone - described as "fearful" when made in a soap factory in Leeds circa 1890) and the much more difficult to handle than fluorine gas.

December 31, 2010

Things people don't say about restaurant websites . Recognised quite a few things that I don't say. And not just restaurants; Australian retailer web design overall standard is just bad.

December 29, 2010

Built to keep Napoleon at bay this Suffolk Martello tower has been renovated into a home. I love the brick work. Deeply envious of the view. more inside

December 19, 2010

Tracking the Global Recession - slightly UK-centric but a neat timeline from 8 Feb 2007 (HSBC saves for loan losses) to 26 Jan 2010 (Britain comes out of recession). Lots of links to articles written as things were happening. (seriously....2007)

December 18, 2010

11 Strange D&D questions - culled from the archive of the Sage Advice column.

December 12, 2010

Is it tomorrow already? Owls not at their best.

December 11, 2010

Abandoned on Everest - warning; grim photos.

December 05, 2010

Epic reddit thread on insults phrases that don't translate. via
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