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Mini-tours of India 2

The small city (by Indian standards) of Karauli lies to the South-East of Agra in the state of Rajasthan.  The city contains a royal palace, parts dating back to the 14th Century, which despite not getting a mention in Wikipedia, … Continue reading

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Mini-tours of India – 1

Following a 17 day tour of the Rajasthan region of India, the next few days will feature selected photographs of the places visited on route, starting with the city  of Agra, the Agra Fort, and the Taj Mahal:

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Sydney Opera House: the designs that didn’t make it

From the Guardian: In 1956, the New South Wales premier Joseph Cahill announced a competition – open to anyone – to design a national opera house at Bennelong Point in Sydney. There were more than 200 entries and the eventual … Continue reading

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Another (very slow) way of computing pi

The previous post included 100 Python code one-liners for calculating pi that recalculates in a fraction of a second.  The video below shows an alternative approach that is a little slower: How much slower?  If you had a computer that would … Continue reading

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Scarborough Fair

Scarborough Fair is a very old song, according to Wikipedia dating back at least to 1670, and probably much earlier.  Here are three versions from the mid-sixties. The first from Martin Carthy was released in 1965, on his first album: The … Continue reading

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Solid Air – Norma Waterson

I don’t know how I missed this, but I just discovered yesterday: More about the album: The Very Thought of You On her second solo album the Grande Dame of British folk is presenting us with a surprising, inspired selection … Continue reading

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Quite Good

This song has actually appeared here before, but it was a bit buried, so here it is again; Robin Williamson with a quite good interpretation of Like a Rolling Stone:    

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