Monday, 20 December 2010


The Abode of Testimony: Be a witness and never impose anything on your fellow man.

Tariq Ramadan – BBC Radio 4 – Start the Week (23rd November 2009)

Saturday, 18 December 2010



It's just that I seem to like right-angles – in squares, cubes, rectangles etc. Increasingly, they fascinate me.
(Of course, there are no right-angles as such in this picture. Perhaps, that's what makes them even more fascinating.)

Thursday, 16 December 2010


Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.

"The Talmud teaches us that saving one life is equal to saving the whole world."

BBC Radio 4 - Thought for the Day (19th November 2009)

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Academic Management

Management is what academics descend into when their ideas (if ever they really had any) start to dry up, thereby concluding their useful lives.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Found - 3


Found while going through some old notes. Something I did using an Apple Mac over a decade ago.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

It's a Funny Old World

The 'phone rang on Friday. This is a genuine record of the initial exchange.

'Phone: Ring. Ring.
Me: Hello.
Caller: Hello. Can I speak to Alan, please.
Me: I'm afraid you've got the wrong number. There's no Alan here.
Caller: Oh. Well, can you know what his number is, then?

They were not joking!
By the way, Alan. If you are reading this, someone called on Friday. Sorry, they didn't leave a message – just me bemused.