- Video interview with Ed Yong on blogging and journalism.
- Mathematics of juggling.
- Calling a plasma a liquid is not cool, but that aside, this particle physics article is intriguing.
- The definite word on how caterpillars turn into butterflies.
- Interesting blog post about Leibniz, featuring handwriting samples and much more.
- This abstract animation is a wonderful blend of shape and sound.
- A font made of cats. Please scroll down to comment #146, which contains a limerick I wrote.
- Lovely, relaxing timelapse video of a journey on board an Antarctic ice breaker.
- Winners and honourable mentions in the Earth & Sky Photography Contest. (Warning: autoplay)
- Jay Silver’s TED Talk, on the possibilities of joining things in unconventional ways.
- The emptiness of depression, conveyed in cartoon form.
- Earlier this month, Internet friend Mark Gallagher and I arranged to simultaneously watch the same classic Doctor Who stories from different cities. The stories were among my favourites, but new to Mark. I recorded his reactions in a Storify.
- My city finally gets some recognition.
I’m expecting to become an uncle soon, with my sister’s first child due any day now. I don’t plan to announce the event very promptly on the blog, but I will keep people updated on Twitter. I expect to meet the infant around June 6 or so, and have a 0th birthday present all ready to pass on.
An email from my uncle on May 15 informed me that my father’s father’s mother’s father’s mother’s mother’s father’s grave has been found, just in case that interests you.
I attended my aunt’s 70th birthday party on May 18. Very nice to catch up with people.
It’s been almost two months since I switched Internet providers and changed my email address, and so my old addresses (the ones with ‘netyp’ in the domain name) will expire at the end of May.