Archive for November, 2005

A city is not a tree

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

Christopher Alexander was a visionary architect and philosopher. This Web page summarises one of his better known books. Much used by computer scientists.

Cold Europe?

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

Current mapping and arithmetic lead to predictions of colder climate

Measuring bloodstains with Photoshop

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

PhotoShop or similar image editor provides a way of measuring a scanned image accurately, but you need Pythagoras…

Why we have timetables…

Sunday, November 20th, 2005

Multitasking doesn’t work very well

Digital divide: Southern Africa

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

Some projects in Southern Africa aim to reduce the impact of the digital divide

The Life of Galileo: Brecht play in Birmingham

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

David Edgar re-translates and prunes the German theatre classic: Music and a stark stage, more space for the theologians

AlphaSmart 3000 arrives

Saturday, November 12th, 2005

Minimal instant on keyboard usable on trains and allows capture of text in meetings and in odd corners of time.

Number questions

Friday, November 11th, 2005

50 questions at level 1 and 2 on Number

Course planning: Tinderbox

Monday, November 7th, 2005

Tinderbox – soon for Windows – is worth the money, deep software

Writing for the Web: Paul Ford

Sunday, November 6th, 2005

Use a spreadsheet to write each idea in a cell with a heading….

Christ Church, Oxford

Saturday, November 5th, 2005

This tomb shows a very scary painted figure and an old style horroscope. The place must have looked totally different when the walls were polychrome murals and lit entirely by candles….