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DiffDisplays: Tracking Visual Change on Unattended Displays

DiffDisplays: Tracking Visual Change on Unattended Displays

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Voice Festival UK, Scottish Regionals

Voice Festival UK, Scottish Regionals

This Saturday, St Andrews hosted one of the main Scottish A Capella events of the year – the Scottish Regionals of the Voice Festival UK. Six a capella groups from universities across Scotland competed for a place in the UK finals in London next week….

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Books

Books

My mum worked as a librarian for a number of years and ever since I was a child, I was always surrounded by books. I actually got into trouble when I was still in primary school for reading books under the desk instead of paying…

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SUS 2012

SUS 2012

Another year, another Scottish University Canoe Polo Championship. This year, St Andrews Canoe Club repeated their great performance. The ladies got into their finals. The A team got knocked out in the semifinals by Edinburgh A, who turned out to be the winners. The B…

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Focus and Isolation

Focus and Isolation

As soon as I thought I was going to have a bit more breathing space, I am back in deep focus mode because of work and deadlines. On the other hand, I need to keep myself sane, right? So, I figured I’d go on a…

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B&W: My life in Black and White

B&W: My life in Black and White

Digital cameras are great. You can take loads of pictures as you are limited only by the amount of space on memory space. You can see how the picture turned out pretty much instantaneously. Shooting digital is quite a bit cheaper since you don’t have…

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I live.

I live.

I feel very tender. Exposed. I am like a hermit crab that abandoned its shell. This is a new world. One at which I am looking all doe-eyed, because I do not know what to expect, what to be amazed by and what to fear….

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Christmas in Czech Republic

Christmas in Czech Republic

I haven’t been in the Czech Republic since Christmas 2011. A whole year. However, since Christmas is the one time of the year when my whole family gets together, there is no way I could miss that. Unfortunately, on the day I arrived, I found…

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Crossing the Border

Crossing the Border

Open boats. The end of my first academic year in St Andrews. Soup and a sensitive handle. The last official trip of the academic year. Taking a digital camera on the river for the first time. The last chance to see a lot of friends,…

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Networking at a PhD Conference

Networking at a PhD Conference

While the SICSA PhD Conference in Edinburgh was not quite as productive research-wise as I had hoped1, it was a very good networking opportunity and the talks and workshops provided me with a couple of ideas for possible future work as well as making me…

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It’s Raining Again…

It’s Raining Again…

Right… this was a long week… a conference paper deadline, although that worked out differently than I expected… way too much time spent in the lab and hence not much sleep… PayPal is being [censored], but hopefully that will get sorted out soon… On the…

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Hole in Two

Hole in Two

It is revision and exam time here in St Andrews and although I do not have exams as such, having a conference paper deadline this week and a PhD review in a couple of weeks, I am plenty busy as well. However, as any student…

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