This is my last photo post here at least for a while. Thank you all for your kindness and generosity. I’m not gone though. I will still be looking and liking when time permits.

This is my last photo post here at least for a while. Thank you all for your kindness and generosity. I’m not gone though. I will still be looking and liking when time permits.

Tagged: #my photography #film #colour

11 Notes. Permalink.  Sun, Jan 12th 2014, 11:12 AM (∞). Available in higher resolution.
Can you tell me a bit about the International Forestry Exhibition that was held in Edinburgh? Was a juror at the Exhibition a judge? Can you tell me about Robert Bullen who was a juror? We have a medal with the words ‘Be aye stick in a tree it’le be growin while yo’re sleepin’ and which bears reference to Bullen as a juror.
Our Special Collections colleagues have provided access to a copy of the Catalogue printed for the International Forestry Exhibition which was held in the city of Edinburgh in 1884. The exhibition was apparently held in the grounds of the large Donaldson’s School for the Deaf just to the west of the city centre, near Murrayfield Rugby Ground.
It wasn’t a University exhibition… Forestry at that time had only just become a taught course of study at Edinburgh University.
Anyway… Robert Bullen is listed among the General Committee of the Exhibition; this list of the committee members is shown at the front of the Catalogue; Bullen is on p.xvi. of the list.
It states:
Bullen, Robert, Esq., Curator Botanic Gardens, Glasgow

Although there is no listing of Jurors/Judges in the Catalogue, and no notification of ‘juror’ tasks, it may be possible to take the view that in a modern context the Exhibition Jurors were indeed Judges.
Here are some references to the word ‘Juror’ for you to come to your own conclusions on this point:

Regulations
p.xxiii
11. Medals, Money prizes, and Diplomas for Exhibits and Essays, will be awarded by competent Jurors.
18. Exhibitors may mark the Selling Prices of the article exhibited complete, for the information of the Jurors and Visitors.

Essays and Reports
p.xxi
Concise Practical Essays on the subjects enumerated below would be much appreciated, and would assist the labours of the Jurors and Reporters.

As far as the medal to Bullen is concerned, there is no mention of the awarding of medals to Jurors in the catalogue, but it is the sort of award that might be made at these events really isn’t it? … for many years fair judging etc etc Who knows????

[Edinburgh University Library PRAQ]

‘Be aye stick in a tree it’le be growin while yo’re sleepin’

Can you tell me a bit about the International Forestry Exhibition that was held in Edinburgh? Was a juror at the Exhibition a judge? Can you tell me about Robert Bullen who was a juror? We have a medal with the words ‘Be aye stick in a tree it’le be growin while yo’re sleepin’ and which bears reference to Bullen as a juror.
Our Special Collections colleagues have provided access to a copy of the Catalogue printed for the International Forestry Exhibition which was held in the city of Edinburgh in 1884. The exhibition was apparently held in the grounds of the large Donaldson’s School for the Deaf just to the west of the city centre, near Murrayfield Rugby Ground. It wasn’t a University exhibition… Forestry at that time had only just become a taught course of study at Edinburgh University. Anyway… Robert Bullen is listed among the General Committee of the Exhibition; this list of the committee members is shown at the front of the Catalogue; Bullen is on p.xvi. of the list. It states:
Bullen, Robert, Esq., Curator Botanic Gardens, Glasgow

Although there is no listing of Jurors/Judges in the Catalogue, and no notification of ‘juror’ tasks, it may be possible to take the view that in a modern context the Exhibition Jurors were indeed Judges. Here are some references to the word ‘Juror’ for you to come to your own conclusions on this point:

Regulations
p.xxiii
11. Medals, Money prizes, and Diplomas for Exhibits and Essays, will be awarded by competent Jurors.
18. Exhibitors may mark the Selling Prices of the article exhibited complete, for the information of the Jurors and Visitors.

Essays and Reports
p.xxi
Concise Practical Essays on the subjects enumerated below would be much appreciated, and would assist the labours of the Jurors and Reporters.

As far as the medal to Bullen is concerned, there is no mention of the awarding of medals to Jurors in the catalogue, but it is the sort of award that might be made at these events really isn’t it? … for many years fair judging etc etc Who knows????

[Edinburgh University Library PRAQ]

‘Be aye stick in a tree it’le be growin while yo’re sleepin’

Tagged: #my photography #film #colour

4 Notes. Permalink.  Sat, Jan 11th 2014, 10:17 AM (∞). Available in higher resolution.
What is ‘park’ the collective term for?
This collective noun is applied to things that you might expect to BE in a park, when ‘park’ has the meaning of ‘space occupied by parked vehicles, or stores.
Thus, over the years, the word ‘park’ has been used as a collective noun for these groups of things:-

a park of deer
a park of artillery
a park of carriages
a park of oyster culture
a park of oysters
a park of young oysterlings
a park of wild fish
a park of wag(g)ons

Edinburgh University Library

What is ‘park’ the collective term for?
This collective noun is applied to things that you might expect to BE in a park, when ‘park’ has the meaning of ‘space occupied by parked vehicles, or stores.
Thus, over the years, the word ‘park’ has been used as a collective noun for these groups of things:-

a park of deer
a park of artillery
a park of carriages
a park of oyster culture
a park of oysters
a park of young oysterlings
a park of wild fish
a park of wag(g)ons

Edinburgh University Library

Tagged: #my photography #film

7 Notes. Permalink.  Fri, Jan 10th 2014, 11:20 PM (∞). Available in higher resolution.
What is a native of Edinburgh called?
Unlike Glaswegian, Mancunian, Liverpudlian etc., citizens of Glasgow, Manchester, and Liverpool, there appears to be no definitive name for citizens of Edinburgh. There are references to Edinburger, Edinburgher, and Edinburghian.
[Edinburgh University Library]

I find this fact nearly intolerable.

What is a native of Edinburgh called?
Unlike Glaswegian, Mancunian, Liverpudlian etc., citizens of Glasgow, Manchester, and Liverpool, there appears to be no definitive name for citizens of Edinburgh. There are references to Edinburger, Edinburgher, and Edinburghian.
[Edinburgh University Library]

I find this fact nearly intolerable.

Tagged: #my photography #film

7 Notes. Permalink.  Fri, Jan 10th 2014, 11:11 PM (∞). Available in higher resolution.
“Today I wouldn’t get an academic job. It’s as simple as that. I don’t think I would be regarded as productive enough.”

Peter Higgs in the Guardian. Also, memorable, “A message would go around the department saying: “Please give a list of your recent publications.” Higgs said: “I would send back a statement: ‘None.’”

The Guardian


4 Notes. Permalink.  Fri, Dec 6th 2013, 11:51 PM (∞).
Thinking about this place, the Norfolk and Suffolk coast, tonight, as it faces the worst coastal surge in 60 years. That part of the British coast has been falling into the sea, sometime whole towns at a time since the 1200’s, probably before. Be safe, ‘folks.

Thinking about this place, the Norfolk and Suffolk coast, tonight, as it faces the worst coastal surge in 60 years. That part of the British coast has been falling into the sea, sometime whole towns at a time since the 1200’s, probably before. Be safe, ‘folks.

Tagged: #WG Sebald #my photography

3 Notes. Permalink.  Thu, Dec 5th 2013, 7:29 PM (∞). Available in higher resolution.
Working too much. I’m starting to confuse my software development coursework game with heroic visions of myself. Lucid dreams as state machines.

Working too much. I’m starting to confuse my software development coursework game with heroic visions of myself. Lucid dreams as state machines.


3 Notes. Permalink.  Fri, Nov 29th 2013, 2:22 AM (∞).
Scottish Independence Supporter
March and Rally for Scottish Independence
22 Sept, 2012, Edinburgh

Scottish Independence Supporter
March and Rally for Scottish Independence
22 Sept, 2012, Edinburgh

Tagged: #my photography #film

5 Notes. Permalink.  Sun, Nov 17th 2013, 4:10 PM (∞). Available in higher resolution.
Scottish Independence Supporters
March and Rally for Scottish Independence
22 Sept, 2012, Edinburgh

Scottish Independence Supporters
March and Rally for Scottish Independence
22 Sept, 2012, Edinburgh

Tagged: #my photography #film

2 Notes. Permalink.  Sun, Nov 17th 2013, 4:10 PM (∞). Available in higher resolution.
My heart was broken, my heart was broken
Sorrow Sorrow Sorrow Sorrow
My heart was broken, my heart was broken
You saw it, You claimed it
You touched it, You saved it

My tears are drying, my tears are drying
Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you
My tears are drying, my tears are drying

Your beauty and kindness
Made tears clear my blindness

While I’m worth my room on this earth, I will be with you.

While the Chief, puts Sunshine On Leith,
I’ll thank him for his work, And your birth and my birth.

-The Proclaimers, Sunshine on Leith

Leith is a district of Edinburgh which has served as its port since about 1300. In recent times it’s also been one of its poorer areas. The old phrase ‘Sunny Leith’ is one that is pretty loaded with meaning and the more I explore the more I’m drawn to this place. If there’s any area of a city that has ingrained itself in my psyche, it’s Leith.

My heart was broken, my heart was broken
Sorrow Sorrow Sorrow Sorrow
My heart was broken, my heart was broken
You saw it, You claimed it
You touched it, You saved it

My tears are drying, my tears are drying
Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you
My tears are drying, my tears are drying

Your beauty and kindness
Made tears clear my blindness

While I’m worth my room on this earth, I will be with you.

While the Chief, puts Sunshine On Leith,
I’ll thank him for his work, And your birth and my birth.

-The Proclaimers, Sunshine on Leith

Leith is a district of Edinburgh which has served as its port since about 1300. In recent times it’s also been one of its poorer areas. The old phrase ‘Sunny Leith’ is one that is pretty loaded with meaning and the more I explore the more I’m drawn to this place. If there’s any area of a city that has ingrained itself in my psyche, it’s Leith.

Tagged: #my photography #film #colour #Leith #Scotland #personal

23 Notes. Permalink.  Sun, Nov 10th 2013, 3:25 AM (∞). Available in higher resolution.
“I am overwhelmed to receive this award and thank the Royal Swedish Academy. I would also like to congratulate all those who have contributed to the discovery of this new particle and to thank my family, friends and colleagues for their support. I hope this recognition of fundamental science will help raise awareness of the value of blue-sky research.”

Professor Peter Higgs on receiving the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics for his “theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles”.

I’ve seen him on the street maybe half a dozen times never asking for his portrait. If only I would see him today, I would most certainly ask.

Tagged: #http://www.ed.ac.uk/news/2013/nobel-08101

5 Notes. Permalink.  Tue, Oct 8th 2013, 2:02 PM (∞).

My mate Chris Rutterford’s time-lapse/promo for his latest mural made during Festival Fringe.

Tagged: #art #Edinburgh

10 Notes. Permalink.  Sat, Oct 5th 2013, 1:32 PM (∞).
Strange Computer Code Discovered Concealed In Superstring Equations! “Doubly-even self-dual linear binary error-correcting block code,” first invented by Claude Shannon in the 1940′s, has been discovered embedded WITHIN the equations of superstring theory! Why does nature have this? What errors does it need to correct? What is an ‘error’ for nature? More importantly what is the explanation for this freakish discovery? Your guess is as good as mine.

http://www.transcend.ws/has-james-gates-discovered-computer-code-in-string-theory-equations-welcome-to-the-matrix/

Strange Computer Code Discovered Concealed In Superstring Equations! “Doubly-even self-dual linear binary error-correcting block code,” first invented by Claude Shannon in the 1940′s, has been discovered embedded WITHIN the equations of superstring theory! Why does nature have this? What errors does it need to correct? What is an ‘error’ for nature? More importantly what is the explanation for this freakish discovery? Your guess is as good as mine.

http://www.transcend.ws/has-james-gates-discovered-computer-code-in-string-theory-equations-welcome-to-the-matrix/


6 Notes. Permalink.  Thu, Oct 3rd 2013, 12:48 PM (∞). Available in higher resolution.

Trailer for Sunshine on Leith. Recognise every single Edinburgh location shot in this.

Tagged: #Edinburgh #Leith #Film

5 Notes. Permalink.  Tue, Sep 17th 2013, 4:33 PM (∞).
Tagged: #my photography #film

5 Notes. Permalink.  Sun, Sep 15th 2013, 2:23 PM (∞). Available in higher resolution.

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