Monthly Archives: October 2008

The affinity bridge

I read a book called The Affinity Bridge by George Mann last week.  The saying goes that you can’t judge a book by it’s cover.  It may be true in part, but it’s most of what you have to go … Continue reading

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Modern life from scratch

As I have noted before, I have done practical projects around the house for 18 months or more.  I haven’t done a project just for fun since the infinite baffle sub-woofer (which still sounds awesome – to paraphrase Ferris Bueller, … Continue reading

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Fire alarms in flats

Well, the alarm seems to have stopped, at least for now.  It went off 40 minutes ago, and folks trooped out. After 20 mins, it went off, then started to cycle on and off every minute or two.  After a … Continue reading

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Finished sorting the utility room

There’s nothing terribly exciting about the utility room.  But, it was terribly tired and needed sorting.  We’ve just finished – redecorated, new floor, new units and worktop, larger sink, replaced the plumbing with something more sensible that won’t ever leak … Continue reading

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Circles are the new meme for financial graphs

I am intruiged with a new craze that seems to be gathering momentum in how data is represented.  Until a month ago I couldn’t remember when I last saw relative areas of circles used to compare quantities, but recently it … Continue reading

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