Saturday 8 November 2008

Picture poster

I am having problems posting pictures hosted on my own site on my thanetonline blog so this is an experiment.

Sunday 19 October 2008

Purple seagulls the Fanit youf hypotheses

There is a bit of an odd discussion here as to whether vanadium in it’s + 2 oxidation stage hydrolytic acid causing it to disassociate, the fume cupboard venting onto Chatham Houses roof was what caused the seagulls there to turn purple.

I am coming down on the side that potassium permanganate must have been involved, there is also an iodine school of thought here.

Anyone got any ideas?

Thursday 9 October 2008

Doctors advice

There is a lot more medical advice going round the Thanet blogs at the moment so I thought it was my turn.

By following the simple advice I heard on a Medical TV show, I havefinally found inner peace.A Doctor proclaimed the way to achieve innerpeace is to finish all the things you have started.

So I looked around my house to see things I'd started and hadn'tfinished and, before leaving the house this morning, I finished off abottle of Merlot, a bottle of shhhardonay, a bodle of Baileys, a butleof vocka, a pockage of Prunglies , tha mainder of bot Prozic and Valumscriptins, the res of the Chesescke an a box a chocolets.

Yu haf no idr who fkin gud I fel.Peas sen dis orn to dem yu fee ar inned ov inr pece.

Monday 1 September 2008

Smoke on the Water

One of the things one has to do as a parent is to teach ones children things that one isn’t good at, with my two six year olds this weekend this has been the guitar.

If like me you you are pretty much tone deaf, the invent of electronic guitar tuners and tablature is a godsend that allows one to play music immediately, that sounds reasonably ok.

For those of you unfamiliar with guitar tab the lines represent the guitar strings, the thickest string being represented by the bottom line and the numbers represent the frets the little line over 6 5 means you slide your finger from the 6th to the 5th fret after you have plucked the string and the 0 means you don’t press down on the fret board at all but play the string open, that’s about it really.

So now they are both learning Deep Purple’s Smoke on the Water, the one string version to start with, tablature above, as it’s on one string the guitar doesn’t have to be in tune for it so sound reasonably ok.

Monday 25 August 2008

Monday 26 May 2008

Thursday 13 March 2008

The leaven of malice and wickedness.

My son has just told me that as part of a science experiment he has to write up the ethics of using yeast because it’s alive. I wonder does this mean that a true vegetarian should give up bread and alcoholic drinks. I wonder does yeast have a consciousness is it thinking oh no not the oven when I wanted to drown in alcohol? Of course the real question here is what is the lowest level of consciousness where one should have a sense of moral responsibility for the use of a living thing?

Wednesday 12 March 2008

I think therefore I’m confused

I thought with so many blogs going members only that perhaps I ought to separate some of my more outlandish posting to somewhere where I can turn it off if things get out of hand without depriving people of a local history resource, so here it is.

Ones bloging persona is inclined to take on a life of its own something akin to the characters in the book Sophie’s World,

In that world the characters discovered that they themselves were not real in the sense that they perceived reality, so some of them decided that were not accountable and therefore there was no longer any need for morality. In the cyber world, perhaps in the same way, one makes ones own reality or perhaps more accurately one makes oneself real. It could be argued that there ones cyberself’s realness is a function of ones own accountability, the yawing trap is to consider ones cyber reality to be a function of ones conventional reality. Or how does the cyberself act when it discovers that its cyber reality like Sophie’s is written by someone else i.e. ourselves. He typed therefore I am.

In Sophie’s word what was written in other books is of course just paper and ink so we can all breathe a sigh of relief, the internet however is very much a large living being.