Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Father and Son


I saw this sculpture in Tartu, Estonia in August 2008. Even though I have been well acquainted with scientific diagrams which scale infants and adults to the same height (in order to demonstrate how body proportions change with age) for many years, I still found this representation rather striking.
Others to whom I spoke had an even stronger reaction. They reported that they found this sculpture to be rather eerie and unsettling – even frightening.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Geekie Humour

Here are some geek jokes I've had knocking around in a file for some time. It's time to set them free.

  • There's no place like
  • There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who don't. Whereas, there are three types of mathematician in this world: those who can count and those who can't.
  • The glass is neither half-full nor half-empty: it's just twice as big as it needs to be.
  • Roses are #FF0000, Violets are #0000FF …
  • Without geometry, life is pointless.

… and if you didn't like the above, just give me a <br/>.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Bus Man

Who is the man on the Clapham Omnibus?
Who is the man on any bus?
Is he a poet?
Or, is he a hermit among men,
Travelling alone?

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Monday, 12 July 2010

Appropriate Sentiments

Last week, I wrote a few brief words at the passing of a friend. Still sad about this, I thought the following words appropriate.


No man is an island entire of itself; every man
is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe
is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as
well as any manner of thy friends or of thine
own were; any man's death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know for whom
the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.

John Donne  (1572-1631)

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

In Memoriam

Today, I wept bitter tears at the loss of a friend and for those left behind.

In the midst of life, we are in death.