Controlling WordPress autoformatting

The last post contained lots of StreetView frames, and it took me a while to work out how to get them to appear properly. WordPress automatically adds <BR /> tags to the line endings, which is kind-of ok for text, but really messes things up if it chooses to do it in the middle of […]

Grenoble spice at Grenoble life

I’ve just had a guest post published at Grenoble Life, the Anglophone website for Grenoble & environs. It’s about finding spicy ingredients in Grenoble. Here are some Google Streetview links to the various shops, just in case you want to find out what they look like: Saïgon Store, 6 Rue Doudart de Lagrée 38000 Grenoble […]

Le football

A couple of articles in Grenoble et Moi (one of the many free magazines and newspapers distributed throughout the town) caught my eye the other day. The first is about the reaction of Algerian fans every time their national team wins a match – apparently last time this happened, a car and a scooter were […]

What’s in a name?

Those of us called “Hannah”, who are from the UK, spend a lot of time saying things like this: My name’s not “Anna”, it’s “Hannah”, with an “H” My name’s spelled “Hannah”, with two aitches, one at the end and one at the start Yes I do know it’s a palindrome, thanks! Yes, please tell […]

OOoh, I wouldn’t call it that…

Number 5 in a series of N… Now, having looked it up, I know that Chlamyde is the French word for a Chlamys. Which is a type of Greek cloak. But when I first passed this shop I was sure that it was an upmarket tailors called Chlamydia. Which is a type of sexually transmitted […]

Organising references with citeulike

This post, whilst a bit geeky, might be useful to anyone who’s got to write documents with references in them… I’ve recently discovered Citeulike, a website that organises your references and bibliographies for you in a nice shiny web2.0 kinda way. A colleague pointed me at it a while ago and I was sceptical – […]