Archive for 2005

Del.icio.us bookmarks

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

del.icio.us has been heralded as a classic example of the sort of application that is “Web 2.0” but until recently I could not really see the point of it—web-based bookmarks? However, having been something of a computing nomad these last few months, without permanent access to an always-on, always-connected server of my own, del.icio.us has […]

Return of the .sig quote

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

I love holidays. Today I finally found sometime to cook up a new way of putting a fun quote after my name in all of my emails. This regular feature of my electronic correspondence sadly disappeared when I upgraded to a new version of OS X; the new version of Apple Mail no longer seems […]

Flaming Pudding

Sunday, December 25th, 2005

Our flaming Christmas pudding proved a good opportunity to play with my new camera — I’ve finally gone digital!

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

Wow – it’s been nearly a month since I have blogged! Sadly, moving house, city and job in one go, plus all the usual Christmas excitement, has kept me quite busy these last few weeks… However, I do have some posts in the pipeline, and with the Christmas holidays now upon us, hopefully I will […]

Back in the UK & Visiting Cam on Sunday

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

Just to let everyone know, I’ve made it to London! Rosie and I moved into our new flat today — we’ve already discovered our “local” is The Royal Oak! We’ll be visiting Cambridge on Sunday (4th Dec) so we would love to see everyone who is in the area for brunch in the Bun Shop […]

Washington D.C. (Part 2)

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

[Continued from Part 1. Rosie has put up some photos.] On Sunday morning we had pre-booked tickets for the Washington Monument, an iconic pillar of the D.C. landscape. The distance one can see from the top is quite spectacular, although in a way it is more impressive from outside than in. Apparently if you take […]

When In Rome…

Monday, November 14th, 2005

I can’t believe that by this time next week I will be on a plane flying across the Atlantic and back to dear ol’ Blighty! 🙁 A couple of things it was felt should be done before we left: Have a “keg party” with the big red plastic cups they always have when they show […]

“Switching”

Monday, November 14th, 2005

A couple of my colleagues have been thinking about buying a new laptop. I was keen to extol the virtues of my ibook, but discovered they needed little persuasion on this front—a single trip to the Apple store and they were hooked. The only problem they have now is ibook or powerbook! This reminded me […]

Narnia, and Hugh Laurie as an American

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

Very quickly: I saw an advert for the new film of C.S. Lewis’ “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe” on TV last night. No idea whether it will be a good adaptation or not, but the visuals were compellingly gorgeous. I watched an Episode of “House” which stars Hugh Laurie as a maverick but […]

Crusade (The “Babylon 5” spin-off)

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

Despite being a huge fan of the brilliant TV series Babylon 5 I had, for a variety of reasons, missed seeing the short-lived spin-off, “Crusade”. Fortunately I was recently able to borrow the DVDs from a friend and so far have watched the first three episodes. Except they’re not the first three episodes. The Lurker’s […]

End of an Era

Saturday, November 5th, 2005

Sadly my @cam.ac.uk email account was cancelled on Friday — I had be warned that this would happen at some point, but annoyingly the Computing Service failed to give me any specific warning and so I only found out when I couldn’t login last night. 🙁 I haven’t actually used this address to send email […]

Halloween in New York: What a crazy night!

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

I had thought Jesus GradSoc did Halloween pretty well — and then one All Hallow’s Eve I was in New York… For a start there was a three hour parade from Greenwich Village/SoHo to 22nd St, although we actually failed to see any of this as by the time everyone had got their costumes sorted […]

Fab New York Fooderies

Saturday, October 29th, 2005

Great Midtown Lunches Kati Rolls: 46th Street between 6th & 7th Aves. “Indian wraps”. Island Burger: huge variety of tasty burgers and they don’t sell chips! Baluchi’s: excellent curry house, and the entire menu is half-price at lunchtime. Great, Inexpensive Food, Anytime! Shake Shack: A burger & milk-shake specialist in Madison Square Park. Unlike Island […]

“The Nation’s Capital” (Part 1)

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

[The first weekend Rosie was visiting we went to Washington D.C. although sadly it has taken until now for me to find time to blog about the trip.] Our trip got off to an inauspicious start as, after rushing home from work on Friday night and back to Penn station, our train was about 45 […]

Raining Cats & Dogs

Thursday, October 13th, 2005

Britain is famous for its rain, but it rarely rains really heavily for an entire day like it has done here, today — the puddles are so big the pavements are practically flooded! The forcast is “rain”, “heavy rain” and more “rain” through ’til Saturday too; I never thought I would be find myself missing […]