Month: Apr 2018

first drop of martial arts blood spilled

I managed to help a student spill their first drop of blood during taekwondo training, this morning. A proud moment, clearly working hard enough 😉 We were doing sets of double punches initially doing a push / shove against big kickshield and following up…

Please spend a few minutes online counting giraffes, elephants and more

Please help these scientists classify images – it takes 2 minutes to sign up and then however many minutes you have to classify them by clicking on their simple table. With many closeup photos, it’s as if you’re on safari:

LearnTech Journals update – another 250 approx journals

Somehow I missed these first time round (!) Due to time am only going back to 2010 on these but so far quite a few only go back that far anyway. Will post an updated spreadsheet when done, eta June/July

Fake academic and scientific conferences

Both of the below have had academic attendees who have said that the conferences may exist but are either not what they are advertising or of very low quality. In some cases academic staff have found themselves listed on events which they know nothing…

Vatruschka пирог и торт в лондоне

So there is a beautiful Russian cafe within walking distance of my house selling drinks, cakes, pies. 8 mins walk from Richmond train station. Better go for longer runs this summer. Will take niece and nephew soon.


Too much going on especially with work. FB deactivated, shrinking twitter & other feeds – still there for various reasons Taekwondo update soon, may be helping with 3rd club (unnecessary long, boring story) Richmond park (again)

драники Ukrainian/Russian pancakes

Potato, egg, flour, salt Filling – fried onions and mushrooms Boil potatoes until soft then mash. Add egg into mash and mix. ADD flour until dough. Cover chopping board with flour – take handful of potato and make oval shape. Press into centre and…