Category Archives: the Web

me and the World Wide Web

Service interrupted

My BT broadband at present is not just feeble, it has gone on strike completely. Just switching on the computer puts it into a sulk and it refuses to do anything. Oddly enough, it doesn’t seem to react quite so … Continue reading

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Counting coauthors

I have been moving various files from Queen Mary to St Andrews. After the recent discussion about what constitutes publication, I started wondering about who counts as a co-author. I believe I have 152 coauthors of published or accepted papers. … Continue reading

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Maybe you haven’t heard of altmetrics; I hadn’t, until this morning. I hope you never have to hear of them again (but not too confidently). But I do urge you to read what David Colquhoun and Andrew Plested have to … Continue reading

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London Algebra Colloquium, 3

Today a new blog goes public: the London Algebra Colloquium records now live on WordPress. These records were kept by Karl Gruenberg for many years; he passed them on to me, and I put them on the web, on one … Continue reading

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Hardy on blogging

Having had to dig out G. H. Hardy’s A Mathematician’s Apology to look up what he had to say about the number 153, it was inevitable that I would re-read it, and wonder what attitude Hardy would have taken to mathematics blogging. … Continue reading

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A use for an iPad

I haven’t really learned to love my iPad, though I have to admit that it can be used as an encyclopaedia when doing crosswords of the more learned variety. But it did prove its worth during the week. At a … Continue reading

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You may have noticed advertisements appearing on this blog from time to time recently. As you might suspect, I was not consulted about this; I do not endorse any of the products and services advertised. Also, you can’t easily get … Continue reading

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