A few evenings ago I went to the Progress Theatre to see The Fifth Elephant (book written by Terry Pratchett and adapted into a play by Stephen Briggs). A while back, at a different theatre, I saw Feet of Clay and I had been intending to go and see another Pratchett for a while. The [...]
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In my previous post I talked about running the Walt Disney World Marathon. Obviously, I did more than just the marathon in my time away. In this post I talk about the rest of my trip.
This past weekend I travelled down to near Brighton for the SE Sprint and Relay Championships. We stayed at Blacklands Farm Campsite, which had basic toilet and shower facilities and a large camping field. The weather over the weekend was reasonable, except on Sunday morning there was a thunderstorm that started just after we had [...]
A couple of weeks ago I travelled to Chicago for Terminus. The Narrate Conferences team put on a terrific event – combining an extensive academic program with wizard rock, Quidditch, and fan exploration. I was out to meet with friends and also was one of the volunteers – registration and information were my main areas, [...]
A while back I posted about the Web Trend Map 2007 Version 2.0. Since then I have seen a few more interesting web/internet maps: e.maps – This site has a selection of web maps. I particularly like the World Web Map, which is a world map based but with the countries replaced with internet sites. [...]
The Rugby World Cup started with a ‘shock for the French’. I do not understand why it is being labelled as a shock. Yes, the French have been playing well recently, but Argentina have been steadily improving for years now and have now beaten France in five of the last six games. It was always [...]
In the best traditions of the ‘rest’ day I kept fairly busy. I did not, however, take part in mountain bike orienteering – which sounds to have been fairly epic! Tomintoul My day started with a trip over to Tomintoul to visit the Whisky Castle. There I tasted a few, before picking up a bottle [...]
While browsing the blog world I saw some links to the Web Trend Map 2007 Version 2.0. This is a rather cool tube-system like map of the ‘200 most successful websites on the web, ordered by category, proximity, success, popularity and perspective.‘ I did a quick check through the map and found only a few [...]
… for a few days. Sweden was good and I will write about it at some stage. Also found time to read the new Harry Potter, along with many others at the campsite!
For the past week I have been near Beijing, China. The primary purpose of the trip was to attend the International Conference on Computational Science 2007 (ICCS 2007). At the conference I presented, on behalf of Professor Ivan Dimov and Rayna Georgieva, Complexity of Monte Carlo Algorithms for a Class of Integral Equations. This is [...]
The plan, mentioned in my last post, was to update from New Orleans. However, a combination of poor hotel internet and lack of time meant that I completely failed to do this. My main reason for going to New Orleans was to attend Phoenix Rising, though meeting lots of friends came a close second. During [...]
Today starts a month of travels and conferences. The first, is in New Orleans. Plans are to do some updates while I am away, but that, as usual, depends on free time and computer access.
This past weekend I was in Wales for the 2007 British Orienteering Championships and British Relay Championships. However, the early May Bank Holiday weekend also means the Reading Beer Festival.
On Saturday I went up to Malvern to meet up with a group of friends from my undergraduate days. Due to complicated scheduling this was our 2006 Christmas meetup! A rather good day On Sunday I was at Inside Park for an a local orienteering event. The photos from the event are here. I had [...]
On Saturday I went with friends to the theatre to see Terry Pratchett’s Feet of Clay: A Discworld Murder Mystery dramatised by Stephen Briggs. Rather good it was.