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February 27th, 2014


02:05 pm - Tough sell
"How many particles per cell do you use for Brillouin?"
"10,000."
"What about for cold Brillouin?"
"10,000."
"Right. I'm using one..."

  - a chat with Götz
Current Music: The Animals - The House of the Rising Sun

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October 16th, 2012


11:30 am - Settling in
Using someone else's computer is always hard. I like to put precompiled software in /opt, and software I've compiled in /usr/local. There's no right or wrong, it's just how I like things.

The computer at work has Windows 7, is filled with adware, and I can't get Linux to install. Things are pretty grim.
Current Mood: resolute

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August 13th, 2012


05:33 pm - Cisistor.
Living on the very edge of modern technology, I've just ordered a four-year-old Thinkpad X200S to replace my nine-and-a-half-year-old Thinkpad T40.

Using Linux really takes the edge of Moore's law.

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June 3rd, 2012


10:14 pm - All for one.
David Cameron called the queen an “an extraordinarily devoted public servant". I assume he will be slashing her pension too.
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May 19th, 2012


12:29 am
Douchey things to say #17
"I wish I'd met you when I still knew how to fall in love."

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May 7th, 2012


06:28 pm - If truth is beauty
There were some bits in my thesis which weren't, strictly speaking, true. The full explanation was complicated, and I'd decided that a simpler, though less accurate, description would serve me better.

I have replaced them, and the new lines seem far easier to grasp than the half truths they replace. It makes me feel better.
Current Music: Scissor Sisters - Laura
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May 5th, 2012


04:19 pm - Love
Like leftist geurillas
in some civil war
you captured my heart
and murdered civilians.

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April 25th, 2012


09:42 am - Epicness?

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Current Location: MPI course, Edinburgh
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
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February 20th, 2012


02:16 am - The punchline isn't great.
I've just completed my first thesis chapter. It's Chapter Zero, on why PIC codes are sucky. Arguably I've done alright, given I only decided to write it a couple of weeks ago.

I spent most of the weekend dancing, since Chau was in town, so I can now claim I was nominally pre-emptively celebrating my magnus opus. The downside is I'm now too ill to have a drink before bed. I've settled for decaf coffee.
Current Mood: tiredtired
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February 15th, 2012


11:37 pm - The new joke
A racist, a homophobe, and a misogynist walk into a bar.
The barman says "Yo, fuck you."

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