Archive for July, 2006


Monday, July 31st, 2006

On Saturday I moved into my new appartment; more on that later. On Sunday I went to visit my new Spanish friends for Paella and a lovely long afternoon of talking, lauging, playing cards and even some dancing…

Covariance and contravariance

Friday, July 28th, 2006

When I go down to coffee with my French speeking colleagues, I try to follow their conversations. I’m not very good at it yet. 

Who cares?

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

I share my new office with Cristina from Spain. Over various coffee breaks in the last week or so I have told her the stories of my teaching experiences in Kenya. Today I came in to find this stuck up on the wall behind my desk:

In contrast

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

Here’s an idea for a Firefox plugin, in case I ever find myself with the time and inclination to write such a thing…

Les week-ends

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

I’ve kinda forgotten to mention a couple of cool things I’ve done at the weekend since I got here:

Head’s up

Saturday, July 15th, 2006

Here I am in Rennes, Priscilla took this pic and emailed it to me from her mobile phone. I confess to still being a bit impressed by stuff like that.


Thursday, July 13th, 2006

I found one.


Friday, July 7th, 2006

Here are some numbers…

Letting my hair down

Friday, July 7th, 2006

That last weekend before I left, I went out dancing at Jitterbugs in London, there was a 21 piece Big Band — the Compaq Big Band — visiting and they played three fabulous sets. I just love the sound of a really big Big band. And it makes me go mad on the dancefloor. Here […]

Je suis arrivé

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

Chris asked for some google map references in his comment on yesterday’s entry. Work is here; well actually just North of that white curvey building where the grassy patch is, in a block that wasn’t built when the aerial photo was taken. And I’m staying here, just to the left of that marker. This morning […]