Sunday, November 27th, 2022
Saturday, November 26th, 2022
I’m so sorry, Giles. 💔
Friday, November 25th, 2022
Thursday, November 24th, 2022
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022
Monday, November 21st, 2022
Táim ar an teilifís!
Blink and you’ll miss me and my mandolin at 1:01 and 35:21 (with some subsequent audience shots at the banjo recital) from Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy:
Sunday, November 20th, 2022
Saturday, November 19th, 2022
Wednesday, November 16th, 2022
Two weeks ago I was on stage for two days hosting Leading Design in London.
Last week I was on stage for two days hosting Clarity in New Orleans.
It was an honour and a pleasure to MC at both events. Hard work, but very, very rewarding. And people seemed to like the cut of my jib, so that’s good.
With my obligations fulfilled, I’m now taking some time off before diving back into some exciting events-related work (he said, teasingly).
Jessica and I left New Orleans for Florida on the weekend. We’re spending a week at the beach house in Saint Augustine, doing all the usual Floridian activities: getting in the ocean, eating shrimp, sitting around doing nothing, that kind of thing.
But last night we got to experience something very unusual indeed.
We stayed up late, fighting off tiredness until strolling down to the beach sometime after 1am.
It was a mild night. I was in shorts and short sleeves, standing on the sand with the waves crashing, letting my eyes adjust to the darkness.
We were looking to the south. That’s where Cape Canaveral is, about a hundred miles away.
A hundred miles is quite a distance, and it was a cloudy night, so I wasn’t sure whether we’d be able to see anything. But when the time came, shortly before 2am, there was no mistaking it.
An orange glow appeared on the ocean, just over the horizon. Then an intense bright orange-red flame burst upwards. Even at this considerable distance, it was remarkably piercing.
It quickly travelled upwards, in an almost shaky trajectory, until entering the clouds.
Got to see the bright burn of the Artemis launch even from Saint Augustine beach far to the north, and even with cloudy skies! 🚀
Tuesday, November 15th, 2022
So saddened to hear of @carolune’s passing. I’ll always remember her being so excited and enthusiastic at the very first Science Hack Day. A true champion of science and wonder.
My deepest sympathies to her family.
Friday, November 11th, 2022
Tuesday, November 8th, 2022
Going to New Orleans. brb
Monday, November 7th, 2022
Sunday, November 6th, 2022