Intermittent internet

May 29, 2009 / 2 comments

Internet’s been a bit intermittent. I have two choices An internet caff in town, with good music, coffee, friendly staff, two and a half euros per hour, and q bloody french keyboqrd zhich i reqlly hqve to think auite hqrd zhen using. The library, which has free wifi, but blocks port 22 (so no access…

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Vive la différence!

May 27, 2009 / 2 comments

Some things I’m going to find it hard to adapt to, #1 in a series of N: The prevalence of bank holidays – and the way that people forget they’re happening. It’s all wonderfully laid back. (Actually, people tell me that I’ve turned up at the worst time for bank holidays and it’s much more…

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Blog comments

May 11, 2009 / 0 comments

In the month and a half since I opened this blog, I’ve had 258 spam comments and 5 real ones… so I’ve installed anti-spam measures (specifically Akismet). It’s caught 100 new spams since last week, and no real comments, so I’ve decided that life’s too short to check the spam queue. If you post a…

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The London Hopper Colloquium

May 7, 2009 / 0 comments

I went to the London Hopper Colloquium on Tuesday. It’s a one-day event for women PhD students organised by QMUL & Women@CL, sponsored by IBM and with a lot of BCS support. I’m probably an unbiased reporter as I was an invited speaker this time (my first ever invited talk, whoo!) but I thought it’d…

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