The first IRL-exam I’ve given in three years! Good luck to our great @ImperialPhysics students.

Taking an exam

I am honestly unsure whether the email “Welcome to the ua-internal-reseacrher [sic] Group” is legit. Do any of my @imperialcollege colleagues know?

My grandmother was born in 1911 in Shepetivka, Ukraine, when it was part of the Russian empire. At a time of pogroms against the Jewish population, she fled to the US after WWI, following her father who had made it to New York before the war.

I only just realised that there are two different von Mises.

Things made a lot more sense when I discovered that statistician Richard was different from his brother, free-market-musketeer Ludwig.

(Perhaps I should have written “I was today years old when…” but I couldn’t quite bring myself to do that.)

It is surprisingly difficult to correctly typeset “rock ’n’ roll” nowadays.

How have I only just found out about The Paranoid Style? Thank you for existing, @paranoiacs.

Taking a place in my heart/brain/ears with @wussymusic and @TheMekons.

Etaoin Shrdlu

I’ve succumbed.

Wordle 201 3/6*


This excited me more than it probably should have.

What a spectacular view of #JWST flying off on its own and unfurling its sails. Left me a bit choked up.