Archive for October, 2005

Science links

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

There’s a considerable leaf-litter of links in my ‘to-post’ folder. Let’s start with the science ones: The Sokal hoax “…Social Text journal published an article by Allan Sokal, Professor of Physics at New York University, entitled “Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity.” The article was a hoax … submitted to see […]

Destroy them all

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

Last weekend I burned a good 10 hours playing Gradius on the PS2. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a session like that. It felt pretty good. The game is a truely old-school shoot-em-up. I fed the Gradius II coin-op, in the 6th form common room, many 10p’s (it’s still the only coin-op […]

Personas

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

I’m writing some personas for a project right now. Personas are made-up profiles of typical types of visitor who will use the site we’re redeveloping. Their purpose is to inform the architecture and design of the site – if you’re not meeting, for instance, Nupa’s needs (a GP from Harrow), you need to have a […]

Bonds pants

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

My current favourite pants are a pair of Bonds briefs, recently bought for me by Mike in Sydney, and which are, incidentally, currently warming my loins as I type. Why another man should be buying me underwear is a matter I will leave to your salacious imaginations, but suffice to say that the arrival of […]