Among the skills I have failed to learn in my 20+ years living in the UK is washing the dishes with one of those little plastic basins sitting in the sink.

macOS question: is there an app which automatically rearranges desktop icons when I switch resolutions and/or displays? (I am aware of SwitchResX but it’s pretty heavyweight for this one use-case.)

I currently have a 2019 15” MacBook Pro, and am upgrading from Intel to M2. Should I move up to 16” or “down” to 14” (which is smaller but still has more pixels than my current model, right?)?

My New Year’s resolution is to finish my book by October. There is also a contract which is somewhat more legally binding. Send encouragement.

Working title: “The Random Universe” — Cosmology. The scientific method. Probability. Epistemology.

If the US were a parliamentary democracy the government would be collapsing. (And the head of state might have to intervene.)

And we’re off. Tube conductor: “when things go up the creek they really go up the creek.”

“Corn meal and gunpowder, ham hocks and guitar strings…”

Spent a wonderful morning talking about “space” to three classes full of reception (kindergarten) kids. They are much less anxious about asking — and answering — questions than most of my university students.