Karen and I are leaving for France at 3pm today (right now it’s just after midnight on Saturday morning). I’m almost packed (I think). I can’t wait! Everything has come together at just the right time: thesis submitted, holiday accommodation and transport arrangements all sorted out and a new job waiting for me when I Read more about France, Belgium and Holland[…]
Up until now I haven’t been able to print to the HP PSC 1210 printer connected to a Windows box in another room of the house. I would send a job to the printer from my Linux box, it would get there, but then the printer would just hang after making a few noises. It Read more about HP PSC 1210[…]
On the way back from lunch today, the elevator in GP South got stuck somewhere near the third floor. It jolted to a halt, and the recorded voice told us, in a very soothing tone, that You are experiencing minor technical difficulties. Actually, I thought, it’s you who’s experiencing minor technical difficulties – we’re just Read more about You are experiencing minor technical difficulties[…]
Below are the temperature forecasts for the places we’ll be visiting in France, Belgium and Holland. Each forecast is for the first day on which we’ll be in a particular city/province. The temperatures, except for those of Paris, are the average temperatures for the relevant day of the year. Given that temperatures this year appear Read more about Temperature forecast for France[…]
For some tasks, it is easiest to revert to Microsoft software. I have found MS Powerpoint to be the easiest way to create nice looking diagrams and figures. The trouble is, if you are writing in Latex, you need some way to convert those figures to EPS format. The way I used to do this Read more about Generating EPS files[…]
I submitted my thesis at 5pm yesterday afternoon, in keeping with the long-established tradition of submitting in the final hour of the working week. So it’s done, at last. Now I just have to wait for the examiners’ comments, which could take anywhere from two months to a year to arrive.
Bill Gates has received an honorary knighthood from the Queen for his sizeable charity donations and the work that his and Melinda Gate’s charity, The Gates Foundation, has done towards reducing poverty and developing a vaccine for HIV.
Ben has changed his blog template again, this time opting for an understated look.