Monthly Archives: August 2015

August 24, 2015

8.15 am. Today it’s reported that so-called Islamic State militants have blown up Palmyra’s 2,000 year old temple of Baalshamin. The group has already destroyed several ancient sites in Iraq, some of which were among the most important cultural centres of … Continue reading

August 22, 2015

9.15 am. After further FaceBookery, I returned to pedalling. Effectors were added and removed, Velcroed and reordered. Their interaction is analogous to a family of self-centred children. Ideally, each of them wants to be first in line and, when they … Continue reading

August 21, 2015

9.00 am. After a little FaceBookery, I pressed towards the final lap of this week’s lecture writing marathon. Planarity, frontality, gamelan, and Chinese tearooms were the watchwords for the morning’s work. 10.00 am. A phone call to Martin Owen — … Continue reading

August 19, 2015

8.30 pm. I overslept! I actually overslept! I never oversleep! If I’d been an undergraduate, I’d have missed the beginning of a 9.00 am lecture. Shamefacedness would be my complexion for the remainder of the day, I determined. Good job … Continue reading

August 18, 2015

8.45 am. A little studio work to begin, implementing suggestions regarding the PA system to studio rack connection, ordering cable adapters and ever more Velcro, and reckoning upon the network of equipment as a whole. 10.15 am. I returned to … Continue reading