Steve McNamara, general secretary of the Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association in London, quoted in the Guardian on the prospect of driverless buses in the capital: “We don’t have a a lot of confidence in anything that comes out of TfL [Transport for London], to be honest, and the fact that they’re suggesting it means it’s… Read More If you want bad advice, ask a London taxi driver
This morning, running in the regular 5km “Parkrun” in Finsbury Park (just around the corner) I picked up a (rather sore) thigh strain – so it feels like an odd time to write a piece about how great it is to exercise – but I want to write this piece because I feel I have… Read More Two years in the gym
Regular readers will know I have something of a small obsession with Conway’s Game of Life – the classic “game for no players” based on cellular automata, and so, naturally enough, when I decided that I really had to write my own Scratch program from, err, scratch to sharpen up my skills for teaching children… Read More The Art of Scratch, Code Club and the ICT curriculum
Coming a bit late to this, but if you are a teacher (it seems tickets for 11 – 16 year olds have all gone) and have a Raspberry Pi and can get into London tomorrow (3 January) then this looks interesting… ‘Pizza and Pi’ Raspberry Pi Raspberry Jam meetup for 11-16s in London Thursday, 3… Read More Raspberry Jam in London
Unlike many members of the Labour Party I am pretty relaxed about the government’s “Free Schools” policy: generally speaking I think it is a distraction from the central issue of improving standards and outcomes and that the party should see it as such. But I am also worried when I see signs of public money… Read More More art graduate ignorance from Katharine Birbalsingh?
In the aftermath of the riots a very dangerous, and very silly, idea, has been endorsed from all sorts of people who should (or perhaps should not) know better: namely that we should “switch off” parts of the internet in moments of such social crisis. How this is to be achieved, short of a nuclear… Read More Reflections on the riots: part two
This is a blog about computing (along with some maths and science) – and not about politics, and having disciplined myself to stick to that for the last nine months, I intend to keep it that way, even as I write about the biggest political event of the year. But I will allow myself two… Read More Reflections on the riots: part one