Often when I'm sticking graphs into my lab book, I get the feeling I'm much like a scientists from the early 80s. Presumably they knew that affordable office-printing was just around the corner and that, soon, they wouldn't need to draw their graphs by hand. Lab-work was on the cusp of revolution, but it was … Continue reading Data, Data everywhere, but not a drop to plot.
Today, I made my first voluntary donation to a software foundation. I chucked £5 at the amazing people at XBMC.org for their world-leading media center software, which runs my home media computer. Simply put, I can't understand how these guys manage to provide so much for free. I was demonstrating it to my future-brother-in-law a couple of days … Continue reading Free Software
Dear Future Tom, Congratulations on becoming a father! I hope all has gone well and the baby is healthy. Knowing you as I do, you'll no doubt be questioning whether taking advice from someone so young is prudent, especially if it concerns our newborn. However, I must make certain you don't forget this incredibly important lesson. Get the kid into … Continue reading I Want A Magic Baby