Category Archives: Life, the universe etc

Snowflakes

This post summarises the research I did for the Snowflakes eCard here. Some of the code and artwork from the eCard were re-purposed in this interactive snowflake maker which can create over 8 billion showflake shapes; one for each Earth … Continue reading

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The correct form of greeting when meeting an extraterrestrial

This is not original. The correct greeting is: “Gnorts”. Or in full: “Gnorts, Mr. Alien”. Which of course is “Neil Armstrong” backwards. A coincidence? I think not.

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We have the same birthday! What are the chances of that?

No it’s not my birthday. Some random neuron fired on brain today and I recalled an item in one of Martin Gardner’s books: How many people do you need to ensure that two of them will have a better than … Continue reading

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Downhill to Christmas

Well it’s the season of mellow fruitfulness here in Aberdeen. After a lacklustre summer, the nights have turned distinctly chilly and the leaves are turning all shades of red and yellow. Today, the sky is that pale, cerulean blue we … Continue reading

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How it all started

Way, way back in the dim and distant past, (before the internet, home computers and mobile phones) I tried all sorts of arty pursuits: painting, drawing, origami, batik. I did have a model railway, but I spent more time making … Continue reading

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