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Self-incompatibility

Spring is springing, and with it the quotidian miracle of new life on many fronts, not least in the fifteen centimetres of unpromising dirt that hems one side of our house block. Hard by the corrugated iron fence that daily prevents violence by separating me from my neighbours has sproinged into existence a minor [...]

By | 2018-01-03T10:41:58+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Diary, Family|0 Comments

Europe 25 – The Holey Roaming Empire

I know the story. You know the story. Charles Babbage invented machine computing, but the technical sophistication of the time wasn't up to realising his dream. Alan Turing worked out the theoretical basis for computing during the day; while cracking Enigma, and incidentally laying the foundation for the hardware, at night. Then the Americans invented [...]

By | 2018-01-02T01:28:42+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Diary, Family|0 Comments