After pointing out just yesterday how many hundreds of miles we’d cycled together without a flat…

Rosemary bread, glazed ham, roasted asparagus, Good Ordinary White.

R.I.P. John Erhardt, Guitarist for Wussy and Ass Ponys. Wussy is one of the great rock ‘n’ roll bands of our time. The band and their UK label will be hosting a watch party tonight (11
May) showing their great 2016 London gig in his memory.

Of course we understand what they’re really getting at, but in (I guess) an effort to make things more understandable for most (?) people, the government has made it more confusing for anyone remotely numerate.

“But for countries trying to go it alone, like the UK, the restrictions could literally be fatal.”

Without Apple and Google, the UK’s contact-tracing app is in trouble - The Verge

Have any of my scientist-friends out there used juno and/or junoconnect to run python/jupyter notebooks on the iPad?

That feeling when you don’t get an accolade you didn’t think you deserved, but are still disappointed…

Now that we’re debating how to end the lockdowns, someone’s going to have to start explaining decision theory. ?

RIP music producer Hal Willner. Best known for his work on and with Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, &c, but my favourite was his Brecht-Weill tribute album from ‘85, Lost in the Stars.

R.I.P. Margaret Burbidge, who has passed away at 100. She was at the forefront of our understanding of at least two fields in astrophysics and cosmology.

Why isn’t the government publishing more data about coronavirus deaths?
And, ideally, someone should be curating and coordinating the heterogeneous data that is available from many countries and organisations.

@Help when trying to use the m.b sharing extension from The Guardian newspaper app, there is no ‘post’ button.

Ok, official UK govt advice still seems to be that I should trek across London (via public transport) with my pre-school girls to bring them to their nursery (located @ImperialCollege where I work).


Just had a wonderful rendezvous with old friend and present-day Bohemist @PeterZusi, made possible by the otherwise unpleasant . We haven’t seen each other since University — only our friends know how long that is (a long time).

Unconscious bias: Walked into the men’s room at the V&A museum. The walls were pink, so I immediately walked back out to check that it was really the Men’s room — even though the first thing I had seen was a row of urinals.

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