Monday, 30 January 2017


Let's extend our house. It's cheaper than moving home.

If we do it in a sympathetic manner, no-one will ever know.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Past Tense

This fifty year old scrap of FP3 is lasting well. The image is still there, locked away in its tiny silver crystals.

I wonder if our treasured digital images will be safe in a half century?

Where is this cloud? Can we trust it?

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Mostly empty

My researches show that the average densiity of the universe is about one atom per cubic meter. 

That isn't very much, is it? I mean, there's an awful lot of atoms in a galaxy and there are an awful lot of galaxies. In that case there must be awful awful lot of very empty space.

Then I got to thinking, how do you measure the density of the universe anyway? 

Oh yes. First you measure its volume then you weigh it. Simples.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

The Art of Electronics

I am always pleased when I see the noble art of electronics put to good use. Observe how realistic this plastic LED indoor cherry blossom tree thing is. 

I was so impressed I nearly bought two them.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

That critical moment

The tea shop*. Oh, what a wonderful creation, far from the madding crowd, we hope.

But now we reach that critical moment. The future lies before us and the choice depends on the answer to a simple critical question.

"Is there any more tea in the pot?"

*To my many American robot readers:  You cannot replace "tea" with "coffee" and expect to understand this concept.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

A brisk walk

A brisk and bracing walk to start the new year.

Also a cold and muddy walk, with no tea shop at the end.

I hope this is not a sign for the rest of the year.