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John Naughton
John Naughton's online diary
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  • Friday 15 October, 2021
    15 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Cambridge’s Answer to the Sydney Opera House The University’s Sports Centre in West Cambridge. Quote of the Day ”The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth whi...
  • Thursday 14 October, 2021
    14 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Rural idyll Upper reaches of the river Dove, Derbyshire Quote of the Day “The war against global warming has no precedent in human history because it is “us vs. us,” each of us against our own consume...
  • Wednesday 13 October, 2021
    13 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 2
    Penance Seen yesterday outside King’s Cross station. Hail to the Chief Chieftain Paddy Moloney, the founder and inspiration of the Chieftains, the folk group which made Irish music known and appreciat...
  • Tuesday 12 October, 2021
    12 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Posted on October 11, 2021 by jjn1 Taken on a magical walk along the upper reaches of the river Dove, Derbyshire Quote of the Day ”All this fuss about sleeping together. For physical pleasure I’d soon...
  • Monday 11 October, 2021
    11 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Quote of the Day “Whenever things are frightening, it is a good idea to measure them” Daniel Kehlmann Musical alternative to the morning’s radio news David Lindley | Starting All Over Again Link Long ...
  • Friday 8 October, 2021
    08 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    Art paying homage to Technology Steve Russell’s Zoom-gallery portrait My friend and former colleague, Joe Smith, who is now Director of the Royal Geographical Society, sent me a link to this innovativ...
  • Thursday 7 October, 2021
    07 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 4 1
    The Church Gate On a walk yesterday afternoon I came on a lovely village church I hadn’t seen before and went in. On my way out I noticed the gate. Quote of the Day “To corral the damage Facebook does...
  • Wednesday 6 October, 2021
    06 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 2 1
    Remembering Steve Jobs Photo credit: Matthew Yohe, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=82773576 He died 10 years ago today. The following day Dave Winer wrote a lovely piece ...
  • Tuesday 5 October, 2021
    05 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 4 1
    The behemoth stumbles From Krebs on Security Doug Madory is director of internet analysis at Kentik, a San Francisco-based network monitoring company. Madory said at approximately 11:39 a.m. ET today ...
  • Monday 4 October, 2021
    04 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Quote of the Day ”Painting is the art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to critics.” Ambrose Bierce (who else?) Musical alternative to the morning’s radio news Ry Cooder |...
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