Jul
25

Halifax

If you’re considering opening an account with the Halifax, my advice is don’t bother! We recently moved house on 28 June. The same morning, I delivered change of address forms in person to our local branch. The woman behind the desk checked them,…

Jul
11

Testing with Word

This is a blog post made with Word 2007.   It contains the picture   And another

Jun
12

Two nice Cygwin tips

I found solutions to two long-standing irritations in Cygwin on Greg Coombe’s website. Cygwin exit gives error message Does exiting Cygwin sometimes generate a “Terminate Batch Job(Y/N)” message? If so, you’re probably using a Windows batch file to launch Cygwin. If the batch…

Jun
10

Convert OFX files to plain text

My bank provides OFX format files for download from their Internet banking website. This short perl script ofx2txt converts these into tab delimited text files suitable to be opened in Excel.

Jun
9

Convert data from DocArc to EndNote

I used the excellent bib2endnote project recently as a starting point to convert a DocArc library of references into EndNote format. This method retains any attachments. Brief notes : Modify “docarc” binary, changing: sub new   {   my $self = LWP::UserAgent::new( @_ );…

Jun
8

Public right of way through the grounds of Blenheim Palace

We went for a lovely walk with my family yesterday in the grounds of Blenheim Palace. There are a few public rights of way through the grounds, which you do not need to pay to use. The one we prefer begins on the…

Apr
1

Starting at OCMR

Today, I started a new research project developing the methodology for 31P magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at the Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research (OCMR). I will be using a new 8-channel phased-array coil together with a Siemens 3T scanner to develop…

Mar
30

Jon and Amie’s wedding

Yesterday, we were thrilled to see Caroline’s brother Jon marry Amie. Their wedding service was held at the church where they both work and was a great testimony to their Christian faith.  

Jul
27

Wedding

Caroline and I were married on 7/7/7 at St Ebbe’s Church, followed by a reception at my then college: St John’s. The day was absolutely splendid and we are very grateful to so many friends who travelled to celebrate with us. Our wedding…

Apr
20

DPhil thesis submitted

At long last, after months of writing, I submitted my DPhil (i.e. PhD) thesis today. It feels great! I particularly like this photograph that my fiancée took just before I handed it over at Examination Schools, Oxford.