“The key to good navigation is accurate time.”
This got me thinking; what is “accurate” time and what is the modern equivalent of employing multiple marine chronometers. Here’s the result of some browsing.
GPS is obviously the modern means of establishing ones position and it’s reliant on synchronising the precise time on all components in [...]
Felicitous fox, may sound like a Debian or Ubuntu release code name. But no, it’s simply an example of the Word a Day e-mail which I receive to test and expand my vocabulary and indulge my etymological interests. Occasionally the definition is accompanied by an illustration and for some reason today’s foxglove ferrying fox is [...]
I’ve been making use of my new Le Creuset casserole dish and after one partially successful attempt at Elizabeth David’s beouf bourguignon I’ve adapted the concept to make a chicken dish with puy lentils.
One chicken piece per person – breasts or thighs 3x carrots 1x large onion 1x large shallot 2x sticks of [...]
The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum. Hevelock Ellis
One could of course extend Ellis’ phrase to cover the whole of the middle east from 2000 BCE to about 600 CE…
The religion of one age, is the literary entertainment of the next. Ralph Waldo Emerson
As one who spent many years translating Latin and Greek, I can attest to the truth of this quote.
No! Not the goddamn sink of American cultural imperialism. Rather the perma-tanned, Scouse lothario that is Paul Hollywood, master baker, shagger and judge of the GBBO.
He may be a Breitling wearing celeb, with perfect teeth BUT Mr. Paul knows how to bake bread and many other lovely things. He and I share a love [...]
My office was recently refurbished and on a rather obscure wall “they” applied this wallpaper, comprised of arrows and squiggles.
It’s all pretty meaningless stuff – until you see the Stargate SG-1 references.
For example the snake symbol from the Apophis sect…
and above it a simplified form of the gate address [...]
This weekend coming I shall mostly be watching animated films from Ghibli Studio.
I’m especially looking forward to meeting the above creature, Totoro.