Category Archives: physics

The wind and a horse…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: radius russet, conic cream, parabola pink, binomial brown, pentagon purple, asymptote azure, vector violet, and of course graph green. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Do you like the title of today’s post, dear reader? Intriguing, … Continue reading

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The lino print that might be ‘figurative’…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s hot word is Tokamak. (Click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I seem to have slipped into a routine, of before showing you a finished lino print, building the anticipation by slipping in a photograph of the early days of … Continue reading

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An early interest in kerbs…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: ruler red, bradawl blue, punch purple, file fawn, pliers pink, gouge green, oilstone orange, and hacksaw heliotrope. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I remember when I was quite young, a child, looking at the road … Continue reading

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A small matter of existence…

But first… Dulltown UK: Today’s confused film star is Gohn Joodman. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I suppose when you decide to go to art school, it might be because you have the idea of becoming, that odd being, an artist. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Some rambling on about QWERTY and the end of the world…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: ass azure, hare heliotrope, racoon red, terrapin turquoise, ox orange, viper violet, gannet green, and that odd streak of yellow in the sunset just before a torrential downpour. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> QWERTY, QWERTY, … Continue reading

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A few short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s quotation is from the science book, Life On the Edge, by Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe McFadden, which I am currently reading. It is about the surprising role of quantum effects in the workings of biology: … Continue reading

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I was sucked in by the TV forensics…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s instruction is to snip open the plastic envelope containing the instruction sheet, take it out, glance at it, screw it into a ball, and throw it playfully out of the window. Lay all the elements … Continue reading

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Childhood moon thinking…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s aspidistra is the one looking rather embarrassed and sheepish about its brown leaf ends. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I recall, as a child walking along with some relation, I forget who it was, on a cold crisp winter’s … Continue reading

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More on that lino print idea…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is another from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I am currently re-reading (yes, I am a slow reader): He (Franz) peeped into the room as he passed. Old Enricht, clad only … Continue reading

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Just a few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: arapaima, zymome, reckling, Tylopoda, manjack, and filioque. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor turn … Continue reading

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Behind the ear rambling…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s wrinkled old snapshot is the one of me being thrown out of the Bullingdon Club for being too nice, and also for being poor. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The lad, in his late teens or his early twenties, … Continue reading

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The marvelous painting…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is another from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I am currently re-reading: Piffke was burly, dignified, and smartly dressed. He had blond eyelashes, baby-colored skin, a profile that had prudently stopped … Continue reading

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A few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: abthane, feague, Theopaschite, patibulary, weever, and himation. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor turn … Continue reading

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Stella scavenges…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: puma pink, ocelot ochre, vulture violet, fawn fawn, rattlesnake red, baboon blue, tiger turquoise, and the funny shade of mottled pale maroon that my nice white shirt went after being washed … Continue reading

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A bit of science in the cafe…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: Bodmin brown, Vancouver violet, Tallahassee turquoise, Minsk mauve, Bulawayo blue, Osaka orange, and Reykjavik red. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> When preparing to drink tea in the cafe I usually take the teabag (green) out … Continue reading

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You see, it’s a question of wings…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s lost plectrum is the one recently found orbiting in one of the rings of Saturn. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Excuse me, I think you’ve just dropped something.’ ‘Oh dear, so I have! It’s the little velvet pouch with … Continue reading

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Look out! Here comes a lino print!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s very old expletive is, By the Mackins! My book on swearing (Bozzimaccoo: Origins & Meanings of Oaths and Swear Words by Mary Marshall [1975]) says it is, ‘Early, (a) rather uncouth corruption of Marry or … Continue reading

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Locomotion…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Bumphrey Hogart and Weese Ritherspoon. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Do you think I’ve got a funny gait? A funny gate Dave? No, no, have I got a funny, walk? Like in Monty Python? Well, … Continue reading

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Having a brainwave…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for bankers to laugh at Bitcoins, and for poor people to laugh at bankers. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> In the bottom left hand corner of the back cover, I just spotted two chaps walking about … Continue reading

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Robots, tea, and the following day…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s albatross is the one sitting on a bar stool sipping a martini and frantically flicking through a copy of the Financial Times. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I am writing this yesterday. Well, of course as I write this … Continue reading

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