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Man man man man

According to the BBC News website, there has been a nasty outbreak of “man” in the Tayside and Central area.

Mysteries of Silverstone Wing complex solved

Silverstone’s new ‘Wing’ pit complex has been getting a bit of press recently as the circuit has been showing off the progress so far to journalists. Whenever I have seen designs of it, I have felt like it reminded me of something, but I could never quite put my finger on what. Then I logged […]

Some digital radio observations

This is just a quick thought on digital radio, following my post about the BBC’s commitment to DAB. I was browsing the Absolute Radio website earlier today, and noticed just how much they push DAB. On the Listen live page, it actually highlights DAB as the most prominent option. You can see how important digital […]

Daphne Oram and the Oramics machine

This is the truly unique Oramics machine, designed by electronic music pioneer Daphne Oram. It will go on display at the Science Museum later this year. There was a great report on Friday’s PM programme about it. Daphne Oram was a founding member of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop in 1958. There are many people that […]

Google’s science competition

Google has teamed up with some awesome organisations to offer budding young scientists some great prizes for coming up with neat ideas. Along with Cern, Lego, National Geographic and Scientific American, Google is asking for people aged between 13 and 18 to submit their projects to the Google Global Science Fair. They describe it as […]

The efficient electronic age

Yesterday I received a letter through the post. It was from my energy provider, congratulating me on choosing to manage my account online and ditch all of that paper nonsense.

Welcome back

Hi everyone, and welcome back to my blog! This is it — it’s official. This is a proper relaunch. And to prove it I have about a dozen posts already prepared, ready to be whipped out whenever I hit a dry patch. I was actually hoping to launch it a few weeks earlier. But the […]

Well that didn’t last long

Back already? Yes I am — sort of. It is typical of a “hiatus”. The actual hiatus (which officially began ten days ago) has been much shorted than the month-long awkward silence that preceded it. But I came to the conclusion quite quickly that I do want to continue blogging. I just don’t know how, […]

Investigating internet radio

I am quite a fan of DAB radio. It allows me to listen to two of my favourite stations, Radio 5 Live and Absolute Radio, in crystal-clear quality as opposed to the duff medium wave frequencies they have historically used. Two of my other favourite stations, 6 Music and the World Service, are not available […]

Interesting event: Political Innovation

There is an event coming up that will interest a lot of Scottish political bloggers. Political Innovation is taking place on 13 November at the University of Edinburgh’s Informatics Forum. The Political Innovation project is a series of free-to-attend practical events at which people with ideas on political innovations can meet up with technical experts, […]