Month: May 2010


Tomorrow I start a new job.I was at my last job for six years, so this is quite a change.I'm kinda excited.
Posted in Personal

The Supernaturalism of Qualia

Qualia are experiential properties that you cannot reduce further or explain in terms of anything else. The colour red for example. Red cannot be broken down to sklee, flurb and mwow. Nor can it be explained in terms of wum or arnun. Because of this we cannot know whether anyone else experiences the colour red…
Posted in Aesthetics

Using a 3 Wireless Broadband USB Stick Under Fedora

I bought a 3 Wireless Broadband USB Stick to use with my Fedora subnotebook.Installing it was about as painful as installing a WiFi adapter a few years ago.Install modeswitch to switch the usb stick to broadband mode (I think) -su -c 'yum install usb_modeswitch usb_modeswitch-data'Reboot (I think).Plug in the wireless broadband stick.Configure the wireless broadband connection…
Posted in Free Software, Howto


I love books. At art school we learnt how to print and bind them, but I was reading them long before that and I'm one of those people for whom death by bookpile is not an unrealistic threat. So it's the physicality of books as artefacts as well as the knowledge and fantasy they contain…
Posted in Culture, Free Culture