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Updated on Saturday, October 1, 2022

Help make London a National Park

Updated on Saturday, September 24, 2022

The Lawrence 37-Inch Cyclotron

Updated on Sunday, May 23, 2021

The Lawrence 37-Inch Cyclotron

Photo of the Lawrence 37-Inch Cyclotron, an early particle accelerator, at the Lawrence Hall of Science (University of Berkeley).

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Zeno's Watermelon

Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Zeno's Watermelon

This fucking watermelon will never be finished. Each bite is only going to reduce the remaining melon by half at best.

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Wall of Skulls

Updated on Sunday, May 3, 2020

Wall of Skulls

Wall of Skulls at the California Academy of Sciences in the Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

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Book reviews for April 2015

Updated on Friday, February 24, 2017
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel

3/5

 

Successful Analytics ebook 2: Gain Business Insights By Managing Google Analytics by Brian Clifton

Successful Analytics ebook 2: Gain Business Insights By Managing Google Analytics by Brian Clifton

4/5

This is now the book I'd recommend to anyone implementing Google Analytics (and wish had been available when I started). It spends a lot of useful time on how to get data to be trustworthy, how to keep it that way and how to make sure that analysts have the right context when trying to use the data. Great stuff because this is the hard part. Getting data in is easy, being convinced that it's right and useful is complicated. My only real ding is that for some inexplicable reason you have to buy two ebooks instead of one. But that's minor, it's worth it.

 

World of Trouble (The Last Policeman, #3) by Ben H. Winters

World of Trouble (The Last Policeman, #3) by Ben H. Winters

4/5

Fitting end to a brilliant and disturbing trilogy.

 

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

5/5

 

Successful Analytics ebook 1: Gain Business Insights By Managing Google Analytics by Brian Clifton

Successful Analytics ebook 1: Gain Business Insights By Managing Google Analytics by Brian Clifton

4/5

I don't know why this comes as two ebooks... will review at the end of ebook 2.

 

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Catfood Earth 3.40

Updated on Monday, May 31, 2021

Catfood Earth 3.40

I've just released Catfood Earth 3.40 for Windows and 1.50 for Android.

Both updates fix a problem with the clouds layer not updating. The Android update also adds compatibility for Android 5 / Lollipop.

Also, Catfood Earth for Android is now free. I had been charging $0.99 for the Android version but I've reached the conclusion that I'm never going to retire based on this (or even buy more than a couple of beers) so it's not worth the hassle. Catfood Earth for Windows has been free since 3.20.

Enjoy!

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Western Garter Snake

Updated on Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Total Lunar Eclipse

Updated on Saturday, February 19, 2022

Total Lunar Eclipse

Total lunar eclipse (blood moon) from April 4, 2015. Timelapse created from Dropcam footage from the ITHCWY webcam which just happened to be pointed in the right direction.

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Book reviews for March 2015

Updated on Friday, February 24, 2017
The Forever War by Dexter Filkins

The Forever War by Dexter Filkins

4/5

A barrage of Iraq and Afghanistan vignettes. No narrative, few conclusions. Depressing but illuminating.

 

The Fire Seekers (The Babel Trilogy #1) by Richard Farr

The Fire Seekers (The Babel Trilogy #1) by Richard Farr

3/5

Decent thriller.

 

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