Day trip

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Was playing with new toy today. I like.

You poor bu99er…

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So I have my thesis abstract on my home pages, and about once every two-three months, someone somewhere wants a copy. So I put a copy in the post and hopefully someone somewhere learns something. Except this week, I get an email from a scientist who is working on computer modeling of laser welding. And …

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For those of you who didn’t see my performance, I’m in the paper, page 3 of the Wellingtonian. I’m at the back of the crowd, at the top, the one in tigerskin. And, does anyone know of a warehouse/rehearsal space available in Wellington? Coz the Circus House is going to be sold and Alice is …

If you haven’t already…

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then go listen to BBC Radio 3’s the Verb: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/theverb/index.shtml With specialknives’ competition starting at 13 minutes, 50 seconds, though they don’t get around to her until 17m 30s.

True Knowledge

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And here’s Ken MacLeod sounding worryingly like Leo Strauss, favoured political theorist of the NeoCons: http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/004679.html But the True Knowledge sounds suitably seductive, maybe it’ll become this generation’s Ayn Rand? At least his books are far less tedious and he’s aware of the consequences – gigadeaths, justified by the simple fact that its not us …

Horse stance?

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So today we had keen young sensei. Who made us do horse stance whilst stretching arms and wrists. And this being aikido, its all arm and wrist locks, hence much stretching. Horse stance? The main defensive move in aikido is to offer your opponent tea and biscuits. You don’t need strong quads to pour tea, …

From the Journal of Forensic Sciences

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Link snagged from Tiny Nibbles “One man developed a romantic attachment to a tractor, even giving it a name and writing poetry in its honor.” PDF, sadly, not available.

The Assault on Truth and why you didn’t just punch a postmodernist in the face

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whereupon I get a bee in my bonnet. Conspiracy theories are helping George W. Bush. They assault the idea that there is a truth*. When George pits his words against the facts, anyone who denys or even suggests that there cannot be facts is on George’s side. A more detailed statement of this argument. And, …

And there was more doing

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If you’ve not been on a mountain bike for five months, I can highly recommend not trying to ride Vertigo in the wet. Now picking gorse needles from my flesh. But hey, I have these: Needle sharp high precision tweezers. Oh yes they are needle sharp for high precision gorse extraction goodness. And found Salvation …

And that’s that

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We shall be moving into town even sooner. Coz I just painted the kitchen. First coat anyway. And now I’m going to vacuum. Its all happening tonight in Pukerua Bay.