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Apr
5th
2016

Working on a Film Set · 1:15pm Apr 5th, 2016

I arrived at the college where I work this morning to find it had been turned into a hospital overnight. At least that was what a new sign by the door declared it to be. Walking through the doorway, I met a team of workmen hanging up signage redesignating what I thought was a classroom as a ward. It turned out that my employer had not sold the site to the health service and forgotten to tell me, but there’s a film crew in town.

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Mar
3rd
2016

Grammer a Week 16: Oxford Commas · 3:01am Mar 3rd, 2016

This is Grammer a Week, the periodic blog program-thing where I soapbox about a grammar subject I find interesting. You might, too! This week's installment is about the Oxford comma. Also known as the serial comma, the Oxford comma is a subject of intense debate among grammarists. Not as vicious as, perhaps, the debate about single vs. double spacing, but it's still something you'll see people screaming

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Jan
25th
2018

Particle Tracking: Joining the Dots in the ATLAS Experiment (with a picture for you to complete) · 12:26am Jan 25th, 2018

New Particle Gadgeteering post: Particle Tracking: Joining the Dots in the ATLAS Experiment. More exciting adventures about building particle detectors...

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Jul
11th
2018

SciComm, Ponies, Puffins, and the Donald · 10:42pm Jul 11th, 2018

Jul
4th
2014

Why is a Raven like a Writing Desk? · 7:35pm Jul 4th, 2014

Let's mark July 4 with something from the Master of Chaos...

“How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!

How cheerfully he seems to grin,
How neatly spreads his claws,
And welcomes little fishes in
With gently smiling jaws!”

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Mar
17th
2017

Observations, Discussion and Questions, and Hopefully, Answers · 3:26am Mar 17th, 2017

Apparently, a court case was just decided based on the omission of an Oxford comma. Several ironies follow.

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