I am a researcher in bionanotechnology currently living and working in Tokyo. I moved out here four and a half years ago, against my better judgement but in search of adventure. It has certainly been an adventure and not one I would have missed for the world, but now I am preparing to head back to the UK where I will be retraining as a designer.
This blog used to just be for opinionated rambling. Now it is for updates as I pay forward people's support for my attempts to retrain with random acts of kindness... and indulge in opinionated rambling.
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Monthly Archives: November 2010
OK, it wasn’t a road trip, it was a rail tour, but road trip sounds better. Our route was Tokyo -> Nikko -> Nagoya -> Hikone -> Nara -> Hiroshima -> Osaka -> Hakone, and we travelled on many trains … Continue reading
The above image from Neuroskeptic details the nine circles of scientific hell with the punishments the author deems reasonable. Neuroskeptic makes the point that in Dante’s original poem there was space for all men in Hell because even good people … Continue reading
No, you’re right, it isn’t – but it’s not that far off. If you think you know what this is all about, keep schtum. If you don’t have a clue, well you’re just going to have to wait a bit … Continue reading
I blog and I don’t pull my punches when I do so. So far, my blog is too small to attract much attention and I have yet to write any posts seriously attacking the kind of people who sling libel … Continue reading
First, the small thought on trolling: I’ve noticed that trolling is often no longer the big problem it used to be. By calling obnoxious posters out as trolls when they first post, we seem able to stem the tide of … Continue reading
This grabbed me more than usual.