To biblically go where no man has gone before

June 8th, 2014

sparksIt occurs to me that the Book of Job has a persuasive argument for space travel.

Man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

This is surely meant to inspire us to explore the opportunities that zero-gravity has to offer.

Talking of which, why do the crew of the Starship Enterprise always stay on the floor? Even when under attack, when the last photon torpedo has been fired, the shields are out and even the life-support systems are failing, captain, somehow the gravitational field never ceases to function.

I think they have their priorities wrong. Life-support is more important than avoiding weightlessness, people! Especially if, as would seem to be the case, you are born unto trouble.

Grabbiti?

June 8th, 2014

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Lovely cartoon by Mobii, who has since done several variations on the theme. I ‘liked’ this on Facebook recently, but wanted to save it in a place where I could find it again…

Venn I come back to bed…

March 29th, 2014

My nephew James came up with this; I think it’s great:

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Here’s my attempt to follow his lead, less successfully, I think!

Make your corporate video stand out!

March 29th, 2014

It could be something awesome like this:

Thanks to Mark Littlewood for the link

Going underground

January 23rd, 2014

Thanks to Tom Standage for pointing me at this fabulous collection of fake signs people have put up on the London Underground.

Some examples:

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Understanding sports – a quick summary

January 5th, 2014

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From VectorBelly.

Brevity is the soul of wit

December 31st, 2013

Not sure of the origin of this – a cousin sent it to me…

If there was a shred of doubt the world is totally insane, this will remove it. Only Divine intervention can restore us to sanity.

Pythagoras’ Theorem: …………………….24 words.
Lord’s Prayer: …………………………………… 66 words.
Archimedes’ Principle: ……………………………67 words.
Ten Commandments: ………………………………….179 words.
Gettysburg Address: …………………………………………286 words.
US Declaration of Independence : …………………………1,300 words.
US Constitution with all 27 Amendments: ………………….7,818 words.
EU Regulations on the sale of cabbages: ………………………26,911 words

A super response

December 14th, 2013

We were talking at lunch today about the foolishness of that old interview question:

“What would you say is your biggest weakness?”

Several people proposed suitable responses, but my favourite came from Richard. His suggestion?

“Kryptonite”

Bless you

October 17th, 2013

I was telling Rose about a small photographic accessory that plugged into the hotshoe.

“The what?”

“The hotshoe.”

“That’s what it’s called? I thought you sneezed.”

Quantum Qonnection

September 26th, 2013

This has been doing the rounds on the net for a while – to the extent that I’m not sure who deserves the original credit. But it’s very nice.

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Thanks to Chris Warrington for pointing it out.