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Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe

This. I like this: http://mathwithbaddrawings.com/2013/06/16/ultimate-tic-tac-toe/

It’s a variant of boring old tic-tac-toe that is actually interesting. I want to give it a go.

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OkCupid tells me I’m attractive?

Perhaps they have me mixed up with someone else?

We are very pleased to report that you are in the top half of OkCupid’s most attractive users. The scales recently tipped in your favor, and we thought you’d like to know.
How can we say this with confidence? We’ve tracked click-thrus on your photo and analyzed other people’s reactions to you in QuickMatch and Quiver.
Your new elite status comes with one important privilege:
** You will now see more attractive people in your match results. **
You’ll also be shown to more attractive people in their match results.
Suddenly, the world is your oyster.

And, no, we didn’t just send this email to everyone on OkCupid. Go ask an ugly friend and see.

The bigger question is, why am I on OkCupid, given that I’m happily married? The answer is that I use it to stalk my single friends. Satisfied :)

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Trystan Julliard Search (aka Cheryl Lynn Tate)

It must be nearly 10 years since I last saw Trystan. It’s a real shame, because I liked her a lot. I’ve asked everyone I can think of, and no one knows what’s become of her. So, Trystan – are you out there? If so, then drop me a line.

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My fantasy Lord of the Rings cast

It just struck me that Alan Rickman would have played Denethor much better than whoever it was in the Peter Jackson movie. That idea has opened the floodgates… Read the rest of this entry »

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Imbolc’s supposed to be the first day of Spring

It certainly doesn’t look like Spring out there tonight. I was going to cycle to work tomorrow, not sure if I’ll make it now.

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The Latest News from the World of Cats

Miaow! Miaow! Mew mew mew. Miu miu. Mrrrrww rrrrwwwwrrrww…. Mrrrwww.

Miaow!

Rrrrrwww mmmm…. rrrrwwww mmmm… mmmrrrrwww….

Proot!

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Let’s boycott UK ISP censors.

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Pointless airport security.

So, the ludicrous plot to blow up aeroplanes with bottles of shampoo turns out to be nothing but a paranoid fantasy. Naturally, the hysterical extra security measures brought in as a response to the “threat” will remain in place indefinitely.

Is this an evil plot to further restrict our freedoms, or just stupidity? Or (as my wife suggests) are evil and stupidity just two sides of the same coin?

Either way, who put these nuts in charge??

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Identity Theft

Today we hear the BBC has discovered that Facebook apps allow your “personal details” to be “stolen”!!!!11 In reality, it’s always been obvious that Facebook apps can see your whole profile, and anyone can write a Facebook app. Yes, two plus two really does make four.

The real problem is not identity theft, but corporate laziness. I am not my birthday. I am not my address. I am not even my name, or bank account number. I am me.

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Person Under a Train

I went into Town today to register as an election observer for the Open Rights Group. On the way home, my tube train shuddered to an early halt in Oxford Circus station. Some poor person had fallen (or jumped?) under the train.

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