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Water & Distributed Working

After completing the corrections to my PhD thesis the previous day, I started off this Tuesday to search for employment. Before loading even the first job advertisement however disaster struck. Fortunately I had a plan! Read On…

keyboard

Learning to Touch Type

About four years ago I filled out a light-hearted profile, where one of the questions asked me for one thing I wished I could do. My answer was “touch type”. It was an honest answer, but I didn’t really consider that I would ever actually do it. But I’m typing this now without so much as a glance at my keyboard, and it’s made a massive difference to the time I spend on my computer. If you spend any time at all working with computers I can assure you it’s worthwhile learning, so here’s how I did and what I got out of it. Read On…

Laptop at night

Never Finished: Developing in Public

It’s been a few months now since I put out the new redesign of this site despite the fact that then, as now, it wasn’t really finished. I was nervous about developing in public and whether it would work, but now seems a good time to call it one way or the other. Read On…

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I Intend…

It’s a common problem for all organisations and my work in a physics collaboration is no exception. I have an idea or proposal for something I want to do, but as a junior member of the organisation I need to ensure my seniors have no objection. So I send an e-mail of the form “I would like to…” or “Is it OK if I…”. The problem comes when no response is received: I have no objections to address but also no authority to proceed, my proposal is dead in the water. Read On…