Why the Caster Semenya sillyness makes me so angry

I am, I would be the first to admit, generally pretty flippant and light-hearted in my blogging. Not for me the heavy-handed nor overly serious style adopted by many others.  No, I prefer that my readers have a bit of a giggle, maybe pick up some new knowledge, and go skipping off into the rest […]

Adrian Shaughnessy and the 15 Paradoxes of graphic design

Adrian Shaughnessy spoke last weekend at this year’s Semi-Permanent, and had some pretty brilliant, and practical, advice for graphic designers. Why are they called paradoxes?  Well, because they address statements/beliefs which many in the field take to be true, but which, on closer inspection, turn out to be less true (not necessarily wrong, though). So […]

Cooking: where science and art already meet

I come from an extremely foody family. I’ve always explained it to people as follows: “you know that place in their hearts where fundamentalist religious people keep their god?  That’s where my parents keep food’. So yes.  And I now find myself living in a particularly foody city (Wellington has, apparently, the highest number of […]

Reprise #2: Sixty Symbols

Something fun to explore over the weekend! (And my first ever post) The link is to Sixty Symbols (click on the logo above), kindly brought to us by the University of Nottingham (nice one, chaps). Sixty Symbols is brilliant: it’s perfect for those of us with an interest in physics, but not, perhaps, the ability […]

I'm back!

I have, once again, been remiss in my blogging. To those who noticed: my most humble of apologies.  Rest assured the self-flagellation in this respect has been more than adequate.  To those who didn’t: um, yes.  At least you were saved any potential pain and/or horror at the situation.  And, hopefully, I once more have […]