Monthly Archives: February 2016

Three Years of Persistence

Has paid off and now I have a working fully featured email server, with a spam filter and antivirus protection, to which I can log in with an email client.

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Doomed to Fail

Two Summers ago, I received a call from a woman whose son was in the first year at Imperial studying physics. He had failed his first year exams and had retakes in eight weeks could I tutor him? That’s what … Continue reading

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Nothing Stinks Like Failure

Success has a wonderful perfume about it. Lavender or rose. There is nothing rancid or rotting about being successful, even if it only only the level of success that means you have a house to call your own and don’t … Continue reading

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Truth to Money

I am not a miracle worker. I don’t award qualifications. You won’t get a qualification if you are not willing to work. I can’t put knowledge in your head without some effort on your part, no matter how much you … Continue reading

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Why some people don’t like maths

People don’t like what they don’t understand.

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Quoted by a Book

astarmathsandphysics is probably referenced more than once in a book – categories of notes have been published in Pakistan – but at the moment the only reference I can find in any book is in ‘[Nature and Numbers: A Mathematical … Continue reading

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Lost Piece of Nothing

I lost a woolly hat today that I bought for 50p from a car boot sale. What really gets on my conscience about the trivia I lose is not the cost, but the thought that the Earth has been raped … Continue reading

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Attracting Teachers

No surprise at the shortage of good teacher in school. Teaching in a school is a horrible hob and noone likes you. Surprised to hear though that seven hundred million pounds is spent on teacher training, no doubt training teachers … Continue reading

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Converting People to Science

Ever thought about walking the streets knocking on peoples doors to ask if you could teach them some physics? Some people do it for God. Why does noone do it for science?

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Private Schools in Crisis

Apparently state schools are getting good enough for middle class parents to send their children to. If state schools can get better, why can’t private [email protected] I really don’t want to hear private schools making any sort of excuses about … Continue reading

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