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Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible

12 December 2017

  I am currently engaged in copyediting the English translations of a collected volume of history of science papers. The translations are mostly crappy and the English more than...

Observing for the long haul

6 December 2017

The website Atlas Obscura has a rather interesting blog post about a virtually unknown Japanese amateur astronomer, Hisako Koyama (1916–??), who specialised in observing sunspots:...

History of the little things

30 November 2017

This is going to be one of those blog posts where I indulge in thinking out loud. I will ramble and meander over and through some aspects of something that has been occupying my thoughts...

Juggling information

22 November 2017

One of the parlour games played by intellectuals and academic, as well as those who like to think of themselves as such, is which famous historical figures would you invite to a cocktail...