Recent Posts

  • 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


    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.

  • 8 May 2007

    MySQL Joys

    1NF teaches us that we should not store repeating groups in fields. Given that we have a table satisfying 1NF containing values as such: