The Extreme Sports Life on a Low Budget

My Mum bought me for Christmas this year one of those many "write a list" books that are popular at the moment, this one being "My Future Listography" specifically. In essence it is a dedicated notebook for assembling bucket lists. I assume part of the reasoning for this gift was my love of lists, and … Continue reading The Extreme Sports Life on a Low Budget

Engine Flow Measurements in Test Bed Design for Small Marine Diesel Engines

So for my Mechanical Engineering Group Project 4 research course (Semester 1 2016/2017 at the University of Edinburgh), I was in a group assigned the project of developing a test bed suitable for testing small marine diesel engines. The overall group project was aiming to develop a theoretical design and feasability report for a small … Continue reading Engine Flow Measurements in Test Bed Design for Small Marine Diesel Engines

Endeavour, Morse, and Lewis Playlist

Basically, (opera) music is a big part of the Inspector Morse TV series and although there have been several soundtrack albums of various collections, no one has a more consistent and complete soundtrack playlist on Spotify so I decided to make one entitled "Thursday, Morse, Lewis, & Hathaway" in honour of the successive fictional Detective … Continue reading Endeavour, Morse, and Lewis Playlist

5 Step Instructions for Making A Rag Rug

  Background One of my brothers used to always insist on going to the Duxford Imperial War Museum for his birthday every year to see all the planes he loved so much, and I think it must have been there somewhere maybe that I saw it first - a craft commonly practised by those hiding … Continue reading 5 Step Instructions for Making A Rag Rug

Waiting for the Monty Python Foot

So I thought that anyone who read my last personal update on my life posted here nearly ago might be wondering how I'm doing these days. A quick scan of the website shows that I haven't really been posting frequently over the last year, except for one flurry for my Guide to Hacking in September, … Continue reading Waiting for the Monty Python Foot

Dear Freshers, 5 Lessons I’ve Learned…

Dearest University Freshers, I am now in the part way through my degree at the University of Edinburgh and the initial chaos and confusion of Freshers week and settling in to a new flat and timetable and routine I find myself sat at my laptop procrastinating a mountain of important work and reflecting on what … Continue reading Dear Freshers, 5 Lessons I’ve Learned…

An Unexpected Journey/Year Out

So in my mildly superstitious way I thought this year was off to a bad start when I had too much of a very sober headache to enjoy New Year's Eve and within a few minutes of 2015 I had sloped off to sleep. However I think even without superstition I had begun to realise … Continue reading An Unexpected Journey/Year Out

15 Step Instructions To Make An Ohmu (From Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind)

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So several years ago I decided that I was going to go as Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind to a costume party and as part of that I made a (happy) baby Ohmu to accompany me. It was a while ago and so I never took photos of the steps as I was … Continue reading 15 Step Instructions To Make An Ohmu (From Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind)

The Best ‘Alternative’ Geeky Posters

So every September millions of students excited to be living independently go about making their new flat or house feel like a home away from home. Part of this, or at least part of it for many of the students I know (including myself), is getting a few cool posters to adorn my new walls … Continue reading The Best ‘Alternative’ Geeky Posters