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    Imposter vs Turing

    This feeling, often described as imposter syndrome, where a person is unable to internalise their own achievements despite evidence to the contrary is one which I perpetually feel [more...]
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    The Situation

    My life isn’t exactly a shining example of what people imagine as being “normal”, but in recent times it has made the transition from being simply [more...]
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    Recent events have caused me to reflect on things, one of those things is the death penalty. Those who’ve known me for a long time know that I’ve been a fairly [more...]
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    Get Lucky

    Poker – is not at all about luck “The man who said I would rather be lucky than good saw deeply into the world” The line is the first uttered in Woody [more...]

Leaving New York

Friday, April 30, 2010 // 2 Comments

view from above “I might’ve lived my life in a dream, but I swear this is real” ~ R.E.M. (from Leaving New York) New York is a very special place. It [more...]

A Mathematician’s Apology

Monday, November 30, 2009 // 7 Comments

I will get straight to the point – it is now mathematically impossible for me to make it to the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. I would like to apologize to all those [more...]

From One Castle To Another

Monday, June 15, 2009 // 3 Comments

Heerenveen The team has recently moved into our latest, and (hopefully) most permanent accommodation yet – flat oranjewoud. This move has caused me to reflect on my [more...]

It changed my life

Thursday, June 4, 2009 // 2 Comments

Jeff Widener/Associated Press June 4th 1989 is a date that will forever be remembered in infamy in history. It was the day that the Chinese government cracked down violently [more...]

So… I’ve been 27 for a week

Friday, December 12, 2008 // 0 Comments

I thought I’d wait a week so that the fact that I’m older really had time to sink in. How does it feel to be older? Well, it doesn’t feel very different [more...]


Monday, December 31, 2007 // 0 Comments

I weathered the storm of the previous year and in some good company I was here found to welcome January without a fear My feet finally returned to solid ground from abstract [more...]

A Week in the Life

Wednesday, October 24, 2007 // 0 Comments

Photo Essay. A typical week in the life a a Columbia University graduate student. Let’s take a look at what life is like through the eye of my camera… in invite [more...]

A Swim

Sunday, January 30, 2005 // 0 Comments

We arrived at the beachouse just past midday . The drive had been long but we had been in good spirits, initially singing along to the radio to keep ourselves awake as we set [more...]

Stand Up For Your Rights

Saturday, October 9, 2004 // 0 Comments

It was a crisp cool morning, much like many of the other mornings in October in Melbourne. In fact, on waking up I could scarcely differentiate this morning from any other [more...]

Car Crash

Wednesday, June 25, 2003 // 0 Comments

Just another day at the track… Spinning lights, lights sparkling spinning turning burning crashing wooshing, feel like falling, twisting weightless windless in a [more...]
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