guest post: horoscopes!

This is the first in a (hopefully long-running) series of guest posts, so everyone be on your best behavior! Today’s contribution is from The Mystic Ivan, a man from whom I once bought a map in the brumous mountains of East Anglia. I later found that the map was from a batch of rejects, havingContinue reading “guest post: horoscopes!”

a perspective on capitalist society

Terry Pratchett described humanity as “the falling angel meets the rising ape” – a succinct description of our journey. We began on earth as base animals, ruled by the cruel doctrine of evolution: survival of the fittest. Over millennia, however, we achieved a great many things. Our opposable thumbs and excellent pattern recognition skills allowedContinue reading “a perspective on capitalist society”

Vincent, chapter 1

chapter 1. POW! Vincent’s head exploded. Or at least it felt that way. As he was falling asleep, in a half dreaming state where ridiculous notions and outlandish thoughts reign, he had a vision of himself. His perspective was altered, so that he saw his own form, curled up in his bed, as the trappingsContinue reading “Vincent, chapter 1”

having a creative outlet

I lead a very busy life, which can sometimes lead to a lot of buildup of stress. Recently, a friend suggested that it might be good to have a Creative Outlet. I did some reading and it turns out that having a Creative Outlet can reduce stress, improve concentration and mindfulness, and even make youContinue reading “having a creative outlet”

microfluidics 101

As part of a project I am working on, I needed to make some microfluidic devices. For those that aren’t familiar, these are usually chips that are made with channels, some few microns tall and wide that can handle a few microliters of fluid (hence the name: micro- fluidics). Typically, and indeed in my case,Continue reading “microfluidics 101”