Archive for 'Personal' Category
This blog is now 9 years old. My first post was on February 26th 2003. Since then the early UK blog network that it was a part of has largely fallen away. Blogs then were used a bit more like Twitter, with multiple postings per day. These days, blogs have become less frenetic, have donned [...]
I have taken the breathtakingly stupid decision to run the Berlin Marathon on September 26th 2010. I have done a couple of half marathons, and usually I’m too inhibited to request donations for charity. However, given that this may well be my one and only marathon, I thought I would try and raise some money [...]
I haven’t posted here for nearly three months, so hello. I’ve recently obtained a full-time lecturer post at Aston University, so the blog has been a low-priority. However, it seems a shame for the blog to die, since it will be seven years old in February. One of the issues this blog has followed fairly [...]
In about four hours I’ll be vaccinated with Hep A, Hep B, Tetanus, Diptheria and possibly a few other vaccines, in anticipation of some travel next month. Hopefully I won’t grow an extra head or something, but I’ll let you know if I do.
Apologies for the lack of posting here in August. I’ve been traveling for reasons of both business and pleasure. Here are a couple of recent non-blog related items I have written. Cox AR, Wood KMG, Marriott JF, Ferner RE. Causality and definitions: How general practitioners decide what to report to spontaneous reporting schemes. Pharmacoepidemiology and [...]
I currently have a large reference database (with associated PDFs) running on Endnote 9.0 on my Macbook, which integrates nicely with Word 2004. I have the disc for Word 2008, but am holding off installing it, because it does not operate even with the most recent version of Endnote. Neither does it work with Pages. [...]
Vote Nick Barber! (and Duggan and Moore).
Goodness, There’s just been an earthquake. All the doors shook and the walls shimmered. This is a relatively unusual event for the West Midlands, although not unprecedented. UPDATE: 5.3 in Lincolnshire UPDATE 2: Post edited for an inexplicable attack of Famous Five speech patterns. I can confirm that Timmy the dog was not harmed in [...]