Recent Posts

  • 8 July 2007

    Back in Scholes

    Well, that’s it. I’m back for good. It feels very strange to think I won’t be going back to Durham again! That’s not entirely true; I’ll be back for the start of next term to sort out the changeover of the HBMC, and then there’ll be Claire and my graduation in January, but it won’t be the same!

  • 13 June 2007

    I Can Has Cheezburger?

    Lolcat has taken over my life. I spend far too long looking through pictures of amusing cats superimposed with intentionally grammatically incorrect captions.

  • 10 June 2007

    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

    Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me…

  • 8 June 2007

    Dublin

    Best couple of days ever…

  • 3 June 2007

    End of Exams

    So much stuff going on!

  • 24 May 2007

    Feeling Guilty

    This just goes to show how little time I spend in the department: After my meeting with Stefan today, we went to photocopy the work sheet, and I checked the pigeon holes for any mail. Shamus saw me looking and said, “you won’t find any mail in there; that’s for postgrads.”

  • 21 May 2007

    Hannah and JC’s Visit

    This weekend, Hannah and JC have been up to Durham — JC to disturb his brother’s revision, and Hannah to return a book to our library. We met up in the Swan & 3 (where else) on Friday, JC having made it down this time; last time having not gone so well!

  • 17 May 2007

    Countdown Numbers

    As a mathematician, obviously I have particularly poor mental arithmetic, but I’m usually okay at the Countdown numbers. Not quite as good, however, as this guy:

  • 12 May 2007

    Spider-Man 3

    We went to see Spider-Man 3 for Jay’s birthday today. I’ve seen the second, and really enjoyed it. This one, I must admit, was no different — despite warnings from critics and friends alike that “there’s too much going on.”

  • 10 May 2007

    Ooh, Vector Art

    Today I stumbled upon this vectorising tool, called textorizer, that converts images into SVG format. You can specify your own text and size, as well as playing around with the edge-finding sensitivity.