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Fran Dainty has responded to Dylan William’s recent challenge to the notion that teachers can be researchers. Her post adds another patronising twist to the demands that some under-informed policy makers make when they try to insist that “teachers…
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I don’t have good experience with Android devices, not that I’ve ever actually bought one. My first device was a Google Nexus I won in a prize draw which was just a flaky piece of junk, even when they eventually sent me a new one after returning the…
I don't have good experience with Android devices, not that I've ever actually bought one. My first device was a Google Nexus I won in a prize draw which was just a flaky piece of junk, even when t...
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What better way to start the weekend than with a Friday night on Pacific Quay in a nice hotel, some quality food and tickets to see Paloma Faith and her amazing band at the Hydro? I’m a serial Paloma fanboy since I first saw her perform at the Corn…
What better way to start the weekend than with a Friday night on Pacific Quay in a nice hotel, some quality food and tickets to see Paloma Faith and her amazing band at the Hydro? I'm a serial Palo...
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Five months in, and I can’t find a way of shutting off those bells ringing in my head. Fortunately, James Hayton (@jameshaytonphd) has just published his little book, “PhD: An uncommon guide to research, writing & PhD life“. James has a PhD in Physics…
Five months in, and I can't find a way of shutting off those bells ringing in my head. Fortunately, James Hayton (@jameshaytonphd) has just published his little book, "PhD: An uncommon guide to res...
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So, I thought I’d grab a coffee and do some work in Costa using the free wi-fi that the shopping mall is bathing the shoppers with. [remote@server ~]# ping 79.171.35.196 PING 79.171.35.196 (79.171.35.196) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from 79.171.35.196:…
So, I thought I’d grab a coffee and do some work in Costa using the free wi-fi that the shopping mall is bathing the shoppers with. [remote@server ~]# ping 79.171.35.196 PING 79.171.35.196 (79.171....
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I went to see Interstellar last night. After all the hype and ravings of friends who had seen it, I was disappointed. This three-hour epic story had the style of 1970’s sci-fi, with heavy elements of fantasy clumsily stitched together with a good deal of…
I went to see Interstellar last night. After all the hype and ravings of friends who had seen it, I was disappointed. This three-hour epic story had the style of 1970's sci-fi, with heavy elements ...
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If that's what you think of Interstellar, you really should NOT go to see Paddington.
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This morning, I finally gave up trying to sort out the scrobbling problem I’ve been having since December. The current Last.fm scrobbler, version 2, is just not functioning, so I’ve reverted to version 1.5, losing 4 months’ scrobbles in the process. Not…
This morning, I finally gave up trying to sort out the scrobbling problem I've been having since December. The current Last.fm scrobbler, version 2, is just not functioning, so I've reverted to ver...
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A client recently contacted me about problems with the formatting of messages he was getting from a php contact form on his site. He asked if I could insert a couple of CRLFs to make it easier to read and to stop it breaking the email links in the…
A client recently contacted me about problems with the formatting of messages he was getting from a php contact form on his site. He asked if I could insert a couple of CRLFs to make it easier to r...
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There’s something inherently romantic about the French. Last night’s performance at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre of Romeo and Juliet by Northern Ballet lacked none of the romance of Shakespeare’s most romantic play. This is hardly surprising, when the…
There's something inherently romantic about the French. Last night's performance at Edinburgh's Festival Theatre of Romeo and Juliet by Northern Ballet lacked none of the romance of Shakespeare's m...
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On Saturday 10th January, young scientists at the Dunbar Science Club learned about lenses and light. Physics graduates undertaking a PGDE (Professional Graduate Diploma in Education) at the University of Edinburgh’s Moray House School of Education ran…
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I learned today of the death of Maulana Abdul Razaq Shahid. We met almost 20 years ago in the old Dunfermline Mosque when I declared my Shahada. It was packed out, being a Friday Jumu’ah: he put me at ease, although at the time his English wasn’t good and…
I learned today of the death of Maulana Abdul Razaq Shahid. We met almost 20 years ago in the old Dunfermline Mosque when I declared my Shahada. It was packed out, being a Friday Jumu'ah: he put me...
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Adobe has recently released an update for its Lightroom 5 photo management system which on OSX Yosemite does not work. The application crashes. I’ve gone through all the usual precious time-wasting permutations including completely uninstalling, clearing…
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  • The University of Edinburgh
    Teaching Fellow, 2012 - present
  • Fife Council
    Teacher of Physics and Mathematics, 2004 - 2013
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