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Farewell funny bag. You were a comfort in cold times and in times of pain

I don’t recall exactly when or where we got the funny bag. It was most likely at the seaside markets in St Kilda in the winter of 1996. What I do know is how it became known as the funny … Continue reading

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Grappling with my scientific identity

Many of you may know that I’ve been quite ill over the last two years. As I wrote in a post last year, in April 2013 I had a bone marrow stem cell transplant (BMT). In retrospect I was travelling … Continue reading

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IRL I really don’t like the misuse of IRL

I get really sick of people misusing the abbreviation IRL when discussing their interactions with people outside of the Internet. As if things you do and say online aren’t real. I’m with Professor Dumbledore on this one: “Of course it … Continue reading

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I practically never do these WordPress Daily prompt thingies but…

…I thought I would today.  What fashion trends roped you in? Tell us all about it in today's Daily Prompt: https://t.co/RQD5bLkkXU https://t.co/3eZ5ULrwcU — WordPress.com (@wordpressdotcom) January 3, 2016 I wore Brown Flared Corduroy Trousers in my teens. There, I’ve said … Continue reading

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Lord of the Ring Systems

Lord of the Ring Systems It all began with the forging of the Great Ring Systems… — Martin Stoermer (@MartinStoermer) December 14, 2015   Three were given to the Analytical Chemists; immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings. — Martin Stoermer … Continue reading

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If chefs did scientific peer review

Reviewer #1. This establishment starts with an interesting premise. Can fine dining be had on a budget? Unfortunately in this case the chefs do not live up to the standards expected of this food guide. The wine list lacks several … Continue reading

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My #SciSpamMail filter list

So in the spirit of todays #SciSpamMail hashtag, I’ve gone and had a look at all the email addresses I’ve taught my Mail client (Mail on OSX) to send to my Spam folder. This information is stored in the MessageRules.plist … Continue reading

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