Month: May 2015

Crossing. Signalling.

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Last Monday was Towel Day. Towel day is an informal memorial — a modest celebration of the life, works and legacy of an English writer, humorist and observer of the human condition. It’s observed (if that’s even the right word) only by nerds. (And not all nerds. Just a specific kind of nerd. Possibly of a certain age.) I did not have my towel with me on Monday which is proof positive (not that any […]

Naming

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The internet runs on… Let me put that off for just a second and consider something slightly different — not what it runs on, but what it’s full of … Well, it’s full of lots of things. It’s full of ‘information’, although one should probably possess a heaping helping of skepticism before actually using any of it. (Skepticism is valuable. Everyone should have some. It’s like Math 121 that way.) It’s full of memes. (Not […]

Upping

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One of the nice things — or at least one of the interesting things — about living in a middleish sort of latitude (about 44 degrees if you were wondering; about 44 degrees even if you weren’t) is (are?) the seasons. Things change, the view outside the window is rarely the same for long. From spring days where slightly pasty semi-clothed people wave giant fly swatters in the back yard to summer evenings where the […]