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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:17:32 +0000Jenna Wortham writes in the NYT Magazine about how being connected to everybody doesn’t necessarily make us more broadminded. Excerpts: Maybe I shouldn’t have been surprised that Donald Trump could be elected president, but I was. I live in Brooklyn and work in Manhattan, two of the most liberal places in the country. But even Continue Reading
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 20:58:41 +0000What is this strange exotic mix of natural textures flowing past the domed obstruction? And the answer is…. chicken wire! At least, it’s a fence post to which chicken wire is attached. I photographed it twice using a macro extension tube in the low winter morning light, then stitched the two halves together before doing Continue Reading
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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:52:48 +0000A shot from this morning’s dog-walk to complete my ‘Frosty Grantchester’ triptych!
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:31:31 +0000From another frosty Grantchester dog-walk…
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:32:32 +0000This morning on a frosty Grantchester Meadows.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:34:37 +0000This is brilliant…
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 17:57:28 +0000Yesterday morning’s dog walk.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:29:21 +0000One of the questions I often get asked about my car is, “Is it all-electric, or is it a hybrid?” For most EV owners, the answer to that is easy, but for the BMW i3, it’s a bit more complex. You see, it is a hybrid in the sense that it does have a petrol Continue Reading
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 08:57:20 +0000On Friday, I was interviewed by phone for the Dublin-based Moncrieff radio show on the Newstalk network. A fun, light-hearted 10-minute phone discussion about the origins of the webcam on what, I realised, must be very close to its 25th anniversary.
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 09:49:58 +0000One of my shortest recent posts generated quite a lot of discussion, both here and on Facebook. I wrote: When we have proper and affordable self-driving vehicles, will that be the end of the railways? Clearly there are some things that railways will do better for the foreseeable future, like long-range high-speed links, or carrying Continue Reading
Sat, 29 Oct 2016 10:43:01 +0000I’ve written elsewhere about the cost of the Olympics, so was struck by this poignant sequence of photos of former Olympic buildings, and this one found via Jessica Bloom’s article here. A Sarajevo ski jump Admittedly, these images are mostly from places that have been through difficult times recently. I’ve visited various Olympic stadia over Continue Reading
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:33:11 +0000It occurs to me that if I were to suffer a minor injury today, perhaps through careless use of a carrot-peeler or (more likely) a soldering iron, it would have the compensation that thereafter I could strip my sleeve and show my scars and say, “These wounds I had on Crispin’s day!” Almost seems worth Continue Reading
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:29:26 +0000He that shall live this day, and see old age, Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours, And say…