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Photographing historical books at the Royal Society

On the 19th June I was given the opportunity to take some photos for Wikipedia of historical books that are part of the Royal Society’s collection. They’ve all been uploaded onto Wikimedia Commons under a CC-0 license as the original … Continue reading

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What happens when you release photos on Wikimedia Commons?

The London Eye at night I started making my photographs available on Wikimedia Commons under a Creative Commons licence in 2006. Since then, I have uploaded over 3,500 photos to Commons, and I plan to upload many thousands more in … Continue reading

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Time for a new website!

It’s been a long time since I’ve updated this website – too long! So, welcome to the new version of my website. You might notice that I’ve switched from using MediaWiki to WordPress. Sadly, it seems that MediaWiki isn’t the … Continue reading

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Spherical Cows

There’s a classic joke in physics, which according to Wikipedia goes like this: Milk production at a dairy farm was low so the farmer wrote to the local university, asking help from academia. A multidisciplinary team of professors was assembled, … Continue reading

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Cold Tea Syndrome

Symptoms: Your cups of tea go cold before you finish drinking them. Possible causes: overwork, distractedness, or living in Siberia / the Antarctic / the Arctic etc. Solutions: Focus more on drinking tea, less on doing anything else at the … Continue reading

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Hello again, World!

I’ve decided to bring my blog back to the world. Hello again, World! Not only will this let me share my most random thoughts with the world, it will let other people comment on my thoughts (always an interesting exercise), … Continue reading

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Hello. I’m a crackpot. What’re you?

Crackpot – INTJ 20% Extraversion, 73% Intuition, 73% Thinking, 86% Judging People hate you.Paris Hilton hates Nicole Richie. Lex Luther hates Superman. Garfield hates Mondays. But none these even rates against the insurmountable hate, people have for you. I mean, … Continue reading

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Handwriting and Psychology

I just came across Kei’s post about what handwriting shows of your personality, and I had to give it a go. (I guess it’s an interesting form of procrastination – I should really be writing an essay atm!). So, out … Continue reading

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Omnipresence

A realization I had recently relates to one of the fundamentals of physics – it’s all about differences. Once more, it seems, I’m going to run into problems with the english language in this post – although in this case, … Continue reading

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Dodging the Paradoxes

Once more, this is a post about the Physics and Reality course I’m doing at the moment, although this is slightly off-topic. What I intend to state, along with a couple of examples, is that science has a history of … Continue reading

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