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A stream of cons.

If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn’t.

Emerson M. Pugh

(after reading this)

Education is, quite simply, peace-building by another name. It is the most effective form of defence spending there is.

— Kofi Annan

Down to the ankles

Please imagine I wrote a beautiful cover letter below, gushing over Python and related technologies, and somesuch. Otherwise, it's Sunday, I want to get back to my girls, and my hands are freezing.

— me, looking for a contract


Right, let's see if I can whip up a quick review of 2016 while my eldest frustrates herself by trying the difficult task of balancing »


The smallest thing I can think of is not an atom, a quark, nor a lepton. It is my mind, amongst all the great men and women who came before me.

— an acceptance speech I made in a dream some time in August

The combination of hatred and technology is the greatest danger threatening mankind.

Simon Wiesenthal

He who suffers before it is necessary suffers more than is necessary.

– Seneca

Before we forget...

We renovated our first home back in 2011/2012 and always meant to write that final blog post showing the finished result. We bought it »

It's (another) girl

Just read Montesorri, now reading Holt. Any dads want to share war stories about alternative schooling?