9th April 2020

Digital camera manufacturers in 2020

Given that I recently upgraded my digital camera after...
24th November 2019
28th September 2019

Optimism in Europe

There’s a lot going on within the EU at...
29th May 2019

Rushed but logical: Game of Thrones character endpoints

Yes, yes, everyone is disappointed with the final season...
11th April 2019
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17th March 2019

Preference manipulation is a big problem for competitive markets

Let me take you back to introductory economic theory...
13th February 2019

Should we be measuring quality adjusted employment?

In amongst the current hoo-hah in UK parliament regarding...
12th January 2019

macOS vs Windows vs Linux on the same hardware

I’ve found myself in somewhat of an atypical situation...
21st October 2018

Present bias and store stock

Internet retail has been a big deal for quite...
22nd September 2018

243 personality types

People have been trying to categorise others into different...
29th April 2018

Electric cars: how far is there to go?

The electric car revolution has been underway for a...
17th February 2018

Alternative lyric interpretations

“All I wanna do when I wake up in...
21st January 2018

Are you the one?

MTV reality relationship shows aren’t really my jam. But...
26th November 2017

Science news in Haiku

Antibiotic Resistance Cells growing stronger Ineffective medicine New tactics...
14th October 2017

Steam refunds and loss aversion

I’ve written about Steam quite a bit before, because...
16th September 2017

Fixing a hot-cold switching Triton shower

A while ago, my Triton electric shower started cycling...
13th August 2017

Digital goods as public goods

Talking about public good provision is a staple in...
26th June 2017

Use HiDPI mode to turn your Mac into a HTPC

Now that the age of traditional TV is nearing...
26th May 2017

Not sure who to vote for in 2017? Try my election model

Back in 2010, I made an election model in...
29th April 2017

Inconsistent nutrition labelling

A few weeks ago, I was at the supermarket...
28th March 2017

Computer transplant: Define Mini -> Define C with Kraken X62

My old desktop has been chugging along nicely for...
6th February 2017

Red vs Blue

Two of the games I enjoyed most in my...
29th January 2017

The best country to be in for a 4-hour flight to a new country

I realised during my long flight from the US...
19th November 2016

Voting Mechanisms

Elections and voting have been on people’s minds this...
8th September 2016

Towards a better review system

The five-star review system you find on most websites...
27th August 2016

The battle for the PC gamer

It’s as if someone has flicked the switch this...
24th July 2016

Useful LaTeX packages for writing papers

LaTeX is amazing for producing beautifully typeset documents. However,...
26th June 2016

DLC meets behavioural economics

A little while back, I wrote about some of...
3rd April 2016

“Learn to read the Bible effectively”

This leaflet came through my letterbox last week. “An...
Photo by Sander van der Wel
19th March 2016

The separation of individual from cause

“Thank you for answering my questions. Do you have...
24th January 2016

The Perils of Present Bias

In 1999, Ted O’Donoghue and Matthew Rabin published a...
27th December 2015

Price Discrimination on Steam

Price Discrimination is a well-known concept in microeconomics. The...
24th October 2015

Why do niche bands become more mainstream?

Bands like Genesis, Muse, Metallica, and Dave Matthews Band...
5th September 2015

Societal Sanity – a short story

“Welcome to the testing simulation! I’m very excited to...
16th August 2015

Economic Intuition: Wotisit?

I recall teachers using the phrase ‘economic intuition’ a...
13th June 2015

A theory about theory

As you may have heard, the legendary blues guitarist...
16th May 2015

A Desktop for a desktop

Once upon a time, desktop computers actually did fit...
5th April 2015

The economic value of life

In the 1970s, the motoring industry and legal world...
1st March 2015

Discovering musical identity

A little while ago, I came across the interesting...
1st February 2015

Religion by Numbers

I tend to shy away from discussions of a...
2nd January 2015

Understanding Selection Bias

Measuring the effect of an intervention, or ‘treatment’, is...
16th December 2014

Musical Winterlude: Hourglass

Here is an early Christmas present. This is my...
1st December 2014

A Simpleton’s Succinct Summary of Sport

In today’s modern world, it is quite likely that...
15th November 2014

My kingdom for a toasted baguette

As you might imagine, I was quite miffed when...
19th October 2014

Linux Porting: A Golden Opportunity

Steam OS was released in its first iteration almost...
27th September 2014

10 ways to do everything, ever

I’m sorry. I misled you with the title of...
27th July 2014

Random World Facts

The CIA World Factbook is an interesting place to...
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7th June 2014
11th May 2014

Film vs digital: another case of the nudge

I’ve read a lot of stuff about photography lately....
20th April 2014

Sticking with your ‘own kind’

My cousin and I both share the view that...
15th March 2014

Beamer Boredom

In one of my earlier posts, I described my...
25th January 2014

Pause for Poetry

Circadia Whisper: Silence flows River of sorrow Drowning my...
7th December 2013

Framing Mario

  Whilst watching a Mike Matei video on Super...
21st October 2013

Ripping off the Imperial bandage

Adopting a different way of doing things – one...
29th September 2013

Are we imprisoned by growth?

Economic growth and technological progress have brought us many...
The brain of Christian Linder.
21st August 2013

Why Behavioural Economics?

It’s often difficult to describe exactly why you enjoy...
26th July 2013

Kahneman’s Cabs: Solving Probability Puzzles

In 1981, Daniel Kahneman, along with his long-time sidekick...
22nd May 2013

A License to Retire

A few years ago, in one of my first...
SPUC's campaign against destruction of unborn children.
8th April 2013

Society for the Preservation of Uninformed Charlatans

Earlier today, my mail slot was rather firmly penetrated...
Latexian for OS X
18th March 2013

Why you should show Word the sword and try on some LaTeX

Whilst many academics and authors already swear by it,...
21st February 2013

Necessarily Sufficient or Sufficiently Necessary?

The best way to remember things, at least I...
16th January 2013

Attractive Apples

It’s strange how what psychologists and marketing specialists seem...
18th December 2012

“Ma, build me a PC for Christmas!”

When our current (and soon to be previous) generation...
17th November 2012

Quality Time

There seems to be this commonly held view in...
14th October 2012

Mathematic Logic for Beginners

When my friend stated that he’d like to learn...
22nd September 2012

Why does scientific interest die?

Earlier in the summer, I decided to visit the...
10th August 2012
7th July 2012

Who stole my disk space?!

I’ve seen this question asked a fair bit around...
7th June 2012

The Death of Optical Media

As I write this, I am also in the...
3rd May 2012

The Trial of T

T was a normal kid, albeit with a somewhat...
5th April 2012

3 Mental Tips to Help You Improve Your Guitar Playing

If you’re a guitar player of any level, you’ll...
17th March 2012

FPS > Graphical Superiority

I wanted to make a quick point about the...
4th February 2012

Lines of best fit: how to derive the simple OLS estimators

If you ever encounter some data in your life,...
13th January 2012

The irrationality of √2: a proof

My favourite bits of maths are related to pure...
3rd January 2012

iWeb is dead. Long live WordPress!

It seems that Apple have all but killed off...
22nd December 2011

What’s going on with consumption?

I was blown away by BBC’s article on the...
15th October 2011

The Psychology of Playing Fast

Being able to pull off a really fast piece...
13th September 2011

A Fractional Bedtime Fiction

Once upon a time, the great country of Englonia...
21st August 2011

House price vs wage: which city is the most expensive place to live?

I’d noticed recently that a few people had mentioned...
3rd August 2011

Musical Interlude – Always With Me, Always With You

Here’s a video of me playing Joe Satriani’s classic...
19th July 2011

Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley

Last week, my good friend Mr Fonz and I...
9th July 2011

Shuffling Cycles

Playing cards and number theory go together like young...
16th June 2011

Why LA Noire should have been more like Heavy Rain

First things first – let me say that LA...
8th June 2011

The Pigeonhole Principle: Fun with Functions

Maths is full of cool theorems. The Pigeonhole Principle...
9th April 2011

Asymmetric information and high school effort grades

In high school, I remember thinking how our grading...
22nd March 2011

Interest Rates – or you say “jump”, I say “how high?”

As you can see from the graph above, UK...
24th February 2011

Cereal Nutrition

Yum. Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day....
25th January 2011

VAT’s not looking too good

The BBC reported today that, according to the latest...
6th January 2011

Pythagoras would have liked TV shopping

Pythagoras’ theorem is one of the beauties of mathematics....
11th December 2010

Intelligence and wage – a positively skewed hump?

Labour economists devote much of their time to looking...
17th October 2010

Pupillary Protest

‘Pupillary Distance’ is an ophthalmic term. It means, quite...
1st October 2010

The Groin Strike Dilemma

Back when the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in...
25th August 2010

Are ‘sunk costs’ really sunk?

What are ‘sunk costs’? ‘Sunk cost’ is a term...
27th July 2010

World Cup prediction results (and some statistics)

Well, the World Cup has been and gone. Enthralling...
28th June 2010

How many games are there in a tournament?

In keeping with the football spirit, I’m going to...
6th June 2010

5 alternative World Cup predictions

It’s less than a week to go until the...
17th May 2010

Mouse activity

I discovered a neat bit of software last week....
26th April 2010

Who should you vote for? Download my Election Model!

I’m sure you know that next Thursday, the UK...
18th April 2010

Daniel Kahneman, Loss Aversion and a video

Out of all of the various areas and branches...
8th April 2010

Dutch Auction Shops

Japan have been struggling for some time with poor...
24th January 2010

Cost Curves and a Nice Proof

As I like to do before getting down to...
22nd December 2009

Top 20 Favourite Games of All Time

In the world of digital entertainment, some games have...
6th December 2009

Present Discounted Value

Before we get down to the maths, let me...
9th August 2009

Football Geography

With the new Premier League season only a week...
26th July 2009

Cycle your way to musical theory

Modes. They seem to be difficult for many musicians...
12th July 2009

Cash or Ticket?

I’ve been a boyhood fan of Michael Jackson, and...
3rd May 2009

Coffee? That will be one billion dollars, please

Annual (hyper)inflation in Zimbabwe, according to one source, has...
12th April 2009

Comparing Apples to Windows

                On...
5th April 2009

The Equation of Exchange

The fact that economics is a complex subject is...
21st March 2009

Money Matters

Something I’ve heard a lot of people talk about...
1st March 2009

Why I love… Elasto Mania

Elasto Mania became a cult classic game around 8...
25th January 2009

How not to lose a chess endgame

One of the biggest reasons as to why chess...
11th January 2009

Mathematical Music

Maths and music. Probably my two favourite subjects, and...
7th December 2008

Infinity, and why 0.9 recurring equals 1

One of my favourite proofs in the maths world...
15th November 2008

Quantum of Solace: quantifiably shambolic

Spoiler warning: There isn’t much of a story to...
26th October 2008

There are only 10 types of people in the world…

A Quick Introduction to Basal Numbers Our number system...
18th October 2008

Calming the Crisis

I’m sure you are all aware of the condition...
1st October 2008

All you can eat… is not very much

I love the Pizza Hut buffet. It’s £4.99 for...
25th September 2008

Ten of the best (lesser known) guitar tracks

I was originally asked to write a themed list...
20th September 2008

Dividing by 5

To kick off my maths articles, I thought I’d...
11th September 2008

The Future is Nature

Technology is growing fast. It has been for a...