November 26th, 2007
Tommy made a nifty new animation, check it out.
November 22nd, 2007
i am not
Word of the day. I like it.
November 21st, 2007
Today I met with a professor of mine to discuss my evaluation and he, in an unrelated conversation, asked me where my name comes from (‘Beaton’). I had to tell him the truth: I didn’t really know. I told him that I had read contradicting accounts, that it was French Flemish and that it was Scottish.
After the meeting I looked it up again on the internet. The first search result was an article I hadn’t seen before – probably new – which makes sense of it all:
So it’s a Gaelic name that later adopted and adapted a French Flemish name for use in English speaking contexts…
November 17th, 2007
Free Rice is a clever website/wordgame that ingeniously gets you to load up advertisements over and over again, raising money, part of which goes to charity.
It’s fun and I’m learning new words. I learnt that there’s an English cognate for the dutch verb praten (to chat[ter]): prate.
November 7th, 2007
November 6th, 2007
This is a fascinating article theorizing about how a civilisation like ours might advance over the course of millions of years, and eventually be able to harness the power of the universe…
It also features an explanation of the mysterious monolith in 2001: A Space Odyssey, for which I was grateful.
November 5th, 2007
word of the day? word of my life