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TWTWTW: Mathematically safe

As a long-suffering Norwich City fan, the last three seasons have given us a little glimpse of what it must be like to be a fan of the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal. Pretty much a non-stop production line of success  (in our terms anyway) of the sort we haven’t really seen … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Web round-up

Running out of excuses as to why it takes me so long to get this post written, so rather than bore you with it, here’s my round-up of what’s been interesting me on the web recently. Reasons to be cheerful Nothing annoys me quite as regularly as gender stereotyping kids toys – the art of pigeon-holing children … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Motivation, Moneyball and inadvertent movie pitches

This week’s round up kicks off with one of the best writers on the planet – step forward Neal Stephenson… How I learned to stop being dystopian… The brains behind the Baroque Cycle, Snow Crash and the Diamond Age makes a plea to fellow sci-fi writers to help shape a better future as if to … Continue reading

The infographic guide to the economics of football

I love infographics. Some netizens might consider them to be hackneyed but I love the way graphical design can be used to visualise often complex messages or cause you to look at things in a new light. So as last week saw the English Premier League transfer window slam shut, I was rather taken by … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Sherlock boosts books

In shock news I have kept my promise and am posting my weekly round-up. In less shocking news, due to being away from the web for a couple of days while training in London – I know, I should be saving these fascinating insights for my autobiography– it’s a slightly truncated one. Sherlock turns new … Continue reading

TWTWTW: At the current rate of production – I should really rename this feature

Yes, yes. I have been tardy, nay a little slapdash in the updating of this blog of late, and especially of this feature. You don’t want to hear excuses, but as I’m writing this, I’m going to give them to you anyway. It’s been a hellish busy start to the year. A couple of new … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Number 6

Another troll though the week’s interweb offerings and sadly another horrible story with which to start. RIP Gary Speed. Football is a tribal thing. You support your team through everything, it’s us against the world and the players who are privileged enough to pull on the jersey represent that. Usually, the tribal nature of football … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Double Deckard, V and the Death pumpkin

Another swift round-up of my week on the interweb. There’s a distinct filmic feel to this week… Double Deckard Ridley Scott as we know is dabbling with Blade Runner once more. It’s probably a sequel  but it probably won’t feature Harrison Ford. Cutting edge up front A few months ago I wrote about an incredible … Continue reading

TWTWTW: All work and no play, makes for a short TW3

This week work and AI Class have formed a significant dent in my web surfing ways, so this week’s round-up of the interwebs is a little shorter than normal. So without further dithering, let’s get going. Lucky number seven Baseball served up an absolute belter of a World Series, seven games, six of which served … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Dad, when did we go on holiday to Endor?

On a personal level this week has been dominated by sport:  Norwich City gained their first home win, and frightened (at least a little bit) the mighty Manchester United; The baseball play-offs started, England managed to scrape through to the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup and I’m currently listening to the NFL on the … Continue reading