Learning to learn

Do you remember when facts and knowledge were valuable? Maybe I am remembering a society that never existed, which is quite likely, but I always thought that pathological liers were prohibited from significant stakes in society. Looking at politics, this is clearly not the case. I am coming towards the end of my PhD, andContinue reading “Learning to learn”

Two years of blogging – part 1

It has now, well almost, been two years since I started publishing my ramblings on this blog, and on this occasion, I would like to engage in some reflection. I started writing short articles in an attempt to improve my writing. After several months of doing so, I thought it would be a good ideaContinue reading “Two years of blogging – part 1”

Digital cleaning – 95

For the last three months, my computer has been performing very poorly, and I have been spending many a weekend trying to figure out why. Well, I have finally fixed the problem, it turns out there was an issue with my cooling, after several minutes of the computer being on it had reached 100°C –Continue reading “Digital cleaning – 95”

Democracy and bending the rules – 96

We had an election here in the UK yesterday (yes this was written in December). Because of this, I have been reflecting on why we, as a society, tend to vote against our best interests. I used to believe that it was because people were ignorant and therefore easily tricked into voting against their interests.Continue reading “Democracy and bending the rules – 96”

Contentment of Perseverance – 94

An avocado, apple and a banana walk into a fridge. As part of my research, I am looking at how things degrade in the consumer environment. By consumer environment, I mean a refrigerator. I will be capturing the colour change of various salad products; then showing the resulting time-lapse images to ‘consumers’, so we canContinue reading “Contentment of Perseverance – 94”

The great restorer – 94

One odd side-effect of being a student that I did not anticipate is the financial efficiency that I have had to develop. For me, this has developed into a habit of fixing and maintaining things myself rather than paying other people or buying new items. I spent four hours today changing the bottom bracket inContinue reading “The great restorer – 94”

On not being a sell-out – 93

This one is not going to be related to my escapades as a PhD student as I have something else I would like to write about. It is something that I have been thinking about for a few years, but I have not had my thoughts gathered sufficiently as to explain them to you untilContinue reading “On not being a sell-out – 93”