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For Bert Jansch – Around the World in 80 Plays

I have been listening to Pierre le Bras on YouTube for some time, where he plays under the name of Old Picker.  Today a link from there led me to For Bert Jansch , hosted by The Bert Jansch Foundation: Musicians … Continue reading

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Building dances to an earthquake’s beat

Adam Pascale from the Seismology Research Centre recently shared this animation (click on controls bottom right for High Quality and Full Screen views): … it’s from a building in the Philippines about 130km (hypocentral distance) from a magnitude 6.1 earthquake … Continue reading

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More from Malinda …

… and some of her mates, from here and there:

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New sort functions and sorting to groups

I first posted a user defined function (UDF) to sort spreadsheet or VBA data back in 2009.  Finally Microsoft have caught up, and Excel 365 subscribers now have two built in sort functions available: =SORT(array,[sort_index],[sort_order],[by_col]) =SORTBY(array, by_array1, [sort_order1], [by_array2, sort_order2],…) … Continue reading

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Lennox Bridge

Last December I joined Bill Harvey on a visit to Lennox Bridge west of Sydney.  Bill has now documented the visit in his Bridge of the Month site, including history, comments on the structural form, and a dynamic 3D model … Continue reading

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The Concrete Institute of Australia – Golden Jubilee

The Concrete Institute of Australia will celebrate 50 years in 2020. The Institute was originally formed when members of the Australia Prestressed Concrete Group proposed a change in 1968 where it was resolved to adopt the name Concrete Institute of … Continue reading

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The String Family

According to their web site, The String family are: A family of classically trained string players who launched their musical career by hitting the road full time from 2016 through 2018, bringing music to people around Australia. Featuring 2 cellos, … Continue reading

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