Category Archives: Nonsense

On occupational hazards

(First posted over at the day job.) On Christmas Day I received an email. It was addressed to my 7-year-old son, and it told him that his coronavirus test was positive. There were mixed emotions. I was amused at the … Continue reading

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Clampdown

“ Hey Mike. Mike? Mike. Mike, can you hear me? Cannn youu hearrrr meee. Yes, I can hear you, but I don’t think you can hear me. No I’m not on mute. Have you got your sound up? Better? Good. … Continue reading

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Days

Joshua is at that delightful age when he is yet too young to be able to reliably, unaided, clean and dress himself, yet old enough to resist getting ready to leave the house in the morning. When he was younger, … Continue reading

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Back in the USSR

Last time I was here, I made a comment about how I hoped things were going to get less busy. Yeah… that didn’t work out too well. Since January, I have been on six overseas work trips. The most recent … Continue reading

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On immortality

From the “Making dreams come true” department, we recently had a sauna installed at the new gaff. Warming up It’s very nice, and you should know that South Eastern trains have a special, hidden, weekend fare that lets you use … Continue reading

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We strapped this baby into a chair. You won’t believe what happened next!

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On biological modelling

You can take the rat out of the lab… … but you can’t complete translation without a ribosome.

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Caption competition

Go on. You know you want to.

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Broken Teeth

M’good friend Dr Gee apparently has a thing about bones. Anything he can do, I can do better, so, in the absence of any biological modelling this week, here’s one for you paleontologists: To me, it looks like a fossilized … Continue reading

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