In its beta phase, I bought a reMarkable tablet, which claims to (and indeed does) "feel like paper"; it's basically a (fairly deliberately) functionally-limited E Ink tablet with a paper-like semi-haptic interface designed for note taking. Physically, it is a lovely piece of kit: it's light, entirely monochrome (well, grayscale) in both the electronic and … Continue reading reMarkable working practices
DST and Death Research Matt Parker (who is, for me, famed for supplying the game Set (that the kids love), and non-transitive dice), recently posted a short YouTube video on some research into daylight savings time (DST) changes and changes in mortality rates. It's an interesting topic, and anecdotes (and potentially evidence) abound for how … Continue reading DST and Death
Further to my recent post on Stack Unwinding, I think I now understand how I perceive stacks visually ... The root of the stack is in front of, somewhere between chest and neck height, slightly to my left. Adding an item to a stack brings it closer to me, but always moving leftwards. Items on … Continue reading Stack visualisation …
So an audit has recommended that Northamptonshire County Council should be disbanded and replaced with two councils instead. The reasoning seems to be that, in addition to the council being effectively bankrupt, it would additionally be impossible to rescue as one council, whereas rescue in the form of a reconstruction as two councils would be … Continue reading Bankrupt Council disbanded
So a few Christmases now, I've had post addressed to 4 The Glebe in Bath. Actually it's in Hinton Charterhouse, but that's near enough to Bath that the postal address looks like this: 4 The Glebe Hinton Charterhouse BATH BA2 7SB I've stuck with capitalisation and formatting as given by the Royal Mail's web site. … Continue reading What’s the point of postcodes?