If you learn one useless thing every day, in a week you’ll learn 7 useless things.
Some opinions, in no particular order
We live in a foolish world! I can’t stand it! I must speak out!
- Announcing …
The Journal of Financial Technology. Hurrah; the first dedicated academic venue for all your fintech-related research. And it’s free and open-access.
- I’m a fraud, get me out of here!
Insecure? Feel stupid? Read this.
- Notes on academic writing
Your ideas are immortal—if anybody can understand them. Not just a "how to", but personal notes on technical writing based on my own experience so far.
- Love; habit; a plan: three elements of successful undergraduate study
Can’t get out of bed? Can’t concentrate? Can’t study? Love, habit, or a plan might help!
- The private citizen and the database state
Databases can be bad! Jamie specifically identifies a dangerous case, with some attempt at justification!
- Yoghurt (joghurt, yogurt, jogurt) and how to make it
I love yoghurt. It’s such nice, friendly stuff. I can’t resist telling you about it.
- Stop the Clock
I like clocks, but not for telling the correct time. A Scotsman tells me that I’m not the only one.
- Speed cameras: the greatest scam on earth
Pay a fine, encourage the downfall of Civilization As We Know It!
- Stroking: sandwich critisism between two compliments
Stroke a colleague at work. Two tales of what went wrong when this was forgotten.
- Student Overwork
Students forced to pay for own food! Read why this concerns me.
A slice of undergraduate life.
- Guns 'n ammo
There’s nothing wrong with a gun — if you’re sure it won’t get pointed at you.
- On fish, and the soul of the Liberal Democrats
About the May 3 elections.
- Jamie the terror threat
I’m a dangerous man. Find out why.
- Hoods and Gadgets
Complaint at a long-standing injustice done to yours truly.
Pulled in for questioning by the police.
- Training and Education
The importance of University Education — with a capital ‘U’ and a capital ‘E’.