Halfway through Hilary term


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Staircase in the Oxford Union

The idea that I will be climbing Welsh mountains in just over a month is quite an appealing one. Between the weather and the need to do academic work, I have barely been cycling in any capacity beyond getting from my flat to the centre of town. As such, I have been feeling somewhat lumpish.

I am hoping to have virtually all of the critical reading for the thesis done by the time I am heading west with the Walking Club, giving the information the chance to consolidate with each bootstep upwards. I just hope it doesn’t treat my knees quite as cruelly as the Scotland trip did. I was walking strangely for the better part of a week, afterwards.

PS. This interactive page on orbital debris is really interesting. It includes information on the consequences of the Chinese anti-satellite test.

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Milan February 6, 2007 at 11:35 pm

This is disturbingly accurate

Many thanks to Tristan, Meghan, Jenn, Jessica, Meaghan, Jonathan, Marianne, Hilary, Drew, Caity, Christina, Kate, Kerrie, Lindi, Matthew, Lauren, Mike, and all the other people who help me feel less antisocial when spending fourteen hours a day at a computer.

Anon February 7, 2007 at 1:41 pm

That NYT thing is pretty cool. That said, representing all the dots as the same size (and enormously over-large by the scale of the planet) somewhat overstates the contribution made by the Chinese test.

Milan February 25, 2007 at 10:22 pm

RE: ASAT test

The Economist website has a column on space debris.

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