Monthly Archives: January 2007

Even Apeldoorn Bellen…

The Sea Launch rocket that blew up on liftoff yesterday was apparently carrying a Dutch telecommunications satellite. Hope they were insured. As the Dutch say: even Apeldoorn bellen (just ring Apeldoorn).    

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Stroke of Insight

The older I get, the more likely it is that I will have a stroke. Apparently, the risk of having a stroke more than doubles each decade after the age of 55. Here’s a link to a fascinating interview with … Continue reading

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Browsing Books

I see, via an article in today’s Guardian, that the British Library, in conjuction with Microsoft, has released a new version of the browser application that enables you to read its most glorious books online. This version requires you to have … Continue reading

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The Art of Robert McCall

Robert McCall is an artist who has specialised in scenes of space exploration or views of imaginary worlds. I became aware of his work in 1968 when the posters for 2001 – A Space Odyssey went up; Kubrick commissioned the … Continue reading

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Saving Hubble

This documentary film should be worth a look when it’s released…

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Predatory Mites

The Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics tells us that more than 7 billion predatory mites were released in greenhouses in 2004 to combat thrips and other pests. Pie charts and bar charts are here. Just thought you’d like to know.

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Goodbye PixVue

I’ve been using PixVue to edit metadata on my digital photos for a couple of years now. It’s been a good piece of software, all the more remarkable in that it was free. It had a few limitations – it … Continue reading

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