Well, the last ever episode of Friends just aired, and like a thousand and one other people in the UK I’m blogging about it. Friends has been a part of life for as long as I can remember – when it first came out I wasn’t into it (mainly because everyone else was), but when I saw an episode – probably late into series 2 – I got completely hooked. At one point I had several series on video, but that fad died away. Wouldn’t claim to have seen every episode – for me it went off the boil as [...]
Shhhhhhhh – Ben’s made it to 7am (and counting!), In recent mornings he’s been waking at around 6!!
Did a New Scientist Enigma yeserday, for the first time in ages. I literally did on the back of an envelope too, which was cool. It was all about combinations, which I’ve only just finished teaching to our undergrads, so I jolly well should have been able to solve it!!
Ok, as promised – my thoughts on why people speed. Most obvious – “boy-racer” syndrome. Ridiculous and dangerous machismo, although this is more a feature of back streets and car-parks than motorways (but you do have to wonder when men in suits hare past at 150mph in their Audis) The difficulty of sticking to the speed limit (as I talked about in a previous post) Generally cars have gotten faster and safer, all of which tends to push up the perception of what speed is ‘safe’. Impatience, lateness, emergencies, … Most insidious of all, life has gotten faster. It’s this [...]
Done a lot of driving of late (most recently to a wedding at Brocket Hall, as in Lord Brocket, I’m a Celebrity.. and all that), and pre-Ben driving was a social experience with the missus, but these days she’s usually in the back looking after him, so we can’t really talk. Although it’s sad not to be able to chat, it does leave a lot of time for thinking, mostly about driving, which probably figures. Anyway, latest jaunt along the M1 I was thinking about speeding, and speed limits. Why bother with speed limits at all? I reached two (related) reasons [...]
Oh yes, and I didn’t mention that I’ve chanted a few more CSS runes over the site. Nothing major, it was just bugging me that the text of the site was stuck at 800px wide flushed left. Anyway, now it (hopefully) resizes and is centered in the window. And I don’t mind saying it was a pain in the bottom getting it working with both IE and Mozilla, each of which choose their own special interpretation of CSS… It’s not even like there’s anything that clever either.
Phew busy time. Just been marking my third year’s exam papers (which I can’t comment on for obvious reasons), but one of them stopped by after the exam and told me that he’d read all of this garbage! I didn’t think anyone except me was interested in it, but there you go – I guess you go to any lengths to avoid revision!!
Just in case you hadn’t noticed, I did a mini site enhancement a week or so ago (which is what gave birth to the whole idea of a news section), to put “Eutony Computing” and “Eutony Music” under the auspices of “Eutony.Net”. These had previously resided at eutony.co.uk and eutony.com respectively, but I don’t really need 3 domain names! E.N has always been my favourite, so I’m going to stick with that. I was at one point thinking about being a freelance software engineer, and my company would then be Eutony Computing (and live at .co.uk) – life seems to [...]
Yup – he’s got the hang of sleeping again. This morning he even made it through to 7am.. quids in!
I take it all back – he slept through the night!! Well, if you count waking up at 6.15 as sleeping through the night (which we do!)