Category Archives: the Web

me and the World Wide Web

Mail

Today Queen Mary has migrated to a new, Microsoft-produced, mail system, called Office 365. I expected trouble, and put a note to this effect on my web page. Trouble has certainly come. The new mailer sees only half of my … Continue reading

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APOD

While, to the mystification of the rest of the world, the US government has shut down, I have replaced the link to Astronomy Picture of the Day to a mirror site at UCL. I’m not sure how reliable this will … Continue reading

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Intersecting spheres

Sometimes the real world and the blogosphere intersect, as they did yesteray. Yemon Choi, from Saskatchewan, whose blog Since it is not … has been on my sidebar for quite some time and has survived my occasional culls, gave a … Continue reading

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A new blogger in the family

Here. Looks even more eclectic than the other bloggers in my family: Marie, Neill, and the occasional Universal Review Theory. It does seem that we haven’t learned the rule that you should confine your controversial comments to a single topic. … Continue reading

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World Digital Mathematical Library

Many things that have happened recently in mathematical publishing — chiefly the lemming-like rush for gold open access — have seemed rather negative to me. You are probably tired of my carping. So it is nice to report something positive … Continue reading

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The Cloud

I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now From up and down, and still somehow It’s cloud illusions I recall I really don’t know clouds at all Joni Mitchell, Both sides now When I first heard the term “cloud computing”, … Continue reading

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Eye candy

As an experiment, I have put my list of walks and pictures (one per month for the last few years) into my Dropbox public folder. Much easier than uploading the pictures individually to the blog! You can find it here. … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 78,000 times in 2012. If it were … Continue reading

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An interview

Mathblogging.org are doing interviews with mathematical bloggers. My turn came up; the result is here.

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LMS elections

This year, for the first time, the London Mathematical Society has introduced on-line voting in their annual elections, as an alternative to voting on paper. It is being implemented by the Electoral Reform Society, about whom I know little – … Continue reading

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