Monthly Archives August 2005

Elsevier’s response (2)

Elsevier got back to me about my response to their response to my letter. The PDF is here .

Links for 21st of August 2005

A good summary of why latex is better than word for academics (or anyone producing large documents with figures or equations in). Andrew Robert’s Latex tutorials ‘Someone who enjoys their job will spread happiness around. The more successful you are, the more testosterone you produce. And if you are good at what you do, it?s […]

Edinburgh Round-up

For what it’s worth… friday> Puppetry of the Penis – After the guys had taken their clothes off: “I really hope no one in the audience is thinking ‘So where are the puppets’” saturday Switch Triptych – From the Riot Group who stirred controversy with their ‘Anti-war’ Pugalist Specialist. Set in a telephone exchange, circa […]

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

I’m going to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival over the bank holiday weekend at the end of this month. Does anybody have any recommendations for shows I should try and see?

combustion engine snuff

As oil depletion speeds up, motor racing will be made illegal. Upon it will fall the moral censure which must accompany the change in our society’s relationship to fossil fuels. Motor sports will come to play a cultural role somewhere between bare-knuckle boxing and ascot: a barbaric, contraband, relic- but also the preserve of the […]

Links for 19th of August 2005

‘Beyond Belief’ Justin Cartwright is violently secular in the Guardian George Monbiot finds the belief that we are incipient compost strangely comforting (and also discusses new evidence for the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis) She Falls – the strangest thing (via kev) Political comedy makes a comeback at Edinburgh festival ‘Well, sir.. the day afor yestidday, I spent […]

First Against The Wall

Dude, I just googled “First against the wall” and the top hit was this, the wikipedia entry for Karl Rove. Karl Rove is George W. Bush’s senior advisor, chief political strategist, and deputy chief of staff in charge of policy!

Memorable Quotes from Fight Club (1999)

Narrator: I want you to listen to me very carefully, Tyler. Tyler Durden: Okay… Narrator: My eyes are open. [the Narrator puts the gun into his mouth and pulls trigger] Fight Club


Not much posting cos i’m on holiday, ain’t i. Festival fun in devon this weekend:

email problems

If you sent me email between the 3rd of August (wednesday) and 8th of august (today, monday), then i may not have got it because my email arrived all stripped of senders and contents (great). I’ve no idea why, but please be understanding if i don’t get back to you about something you sent me…

links for 3rd of august

‘Was it fair of me to get laughs out of the suggestion that Jeffrey Archer was a dreadfully vulgar, lying egomaniac who wrote crappy books and deserved prison? OK, bad example.’ Guardian review of ‘Festival’ (which is a great film) Intelligent discussion of surveillance technology and civil liberties at CT The Straight Dope on subliminal […]