Richard's mOblOg

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I'm a British mathematician, been in the Netherlands for 35 years ("chercher la femme"). Recently became a double proud grandfather. Have a compulsion, but it's not secret, to want to correct miscarriages of justice involving abuse of science, see Dhamaka's plea

THE 9-11 was my 50th birthday. That's why I use it in my internet name, but English fashion, 11-9. The other part is my surname.

No-one ever expects the Spanish Inquisition

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Pink Pink

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Out of focus seems a much better picture than in focus.

This is one of the last hollyhocks in my sister-in-law's garden a week or two ago. It stands about eight foot high (two and a half meter). We had to stand on a ladder to take the second picture.
1st Dec 2007, 13:04   comments (0)

Red Red Red

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Albert Einstein identifiers his successor

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1st Dec 2007, 12:56   comments (1)

Forest on M/on (Denmark)

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This picture is taken by my former student Erik Baurdoux. You can see
more of Erik's pictures on Flickr. This is one of my favourites.
1st Dec 2007, 12:55   comments (3)

Third Bachelor

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This is my daughter receiving her Bachelors' in biology, in Leiden yesterday.

Now I have three bachelors. Maybe sometime three masters too...
30th Nov 2007, 10:27   comments (1)

more in a manger

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This is a little exercise in human genetics. Which three children are half Greek? Which two are pure Dutch?

We leave the goat out of this.
29th Nov 2007, 11:10   comments (1)

more reasons for happiness

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This is my baby Jesus - sorry this is my grandson David. Mary and Joseph are his cousins Niove and Jason. They are all half Greek (Cretan actually) and this was at the children's play farm in Delft where the two families live. I guess this is going to be this year's Christmas card.
25th Nov 2007, 16:59   comments (2)

Why I am so happy today

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Well this picture may need some explanation. I have merely hooked up a hi-fi cd and dvd player and fm radio, a tv screen, my dear intel mac mini, and a real vinyl record player, so I can now listen to music through my 40 year old huge loudspeakers all through the house.

My children have all grown up and left home - well, have all left home anyway - leaving me with 20 gig of illegal mp3 from the late nineties so I have been playing them a lot. With a beautiful G-Force visualiser on the tv screen. It brings back happy memories of the three of them and their friends preparing for a night out. They spent hours in our sitting room dressing one another's hair (gothic, heavy metal, ...), it was so cosy.

To return to the electronics: the Philips stuff is all dirt cheap since they want to shift out the old stuff of the discount store so that everyone will buy blu-ray but I have no interest in that yet. It remains now for me to hook up the digital tv decoder, the magnetron oven and the toaster, and the long wave radio (for good old radio 4). The clever thing to buy was the 30 Euro mini amp which goes between the record player and the aux input of the amplifier.
25th Nov 2007, 16:33   comments (2)