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Saturday 16 November 2013 The Forest Road Reader, No 108

My nose is running in the kind of thin-slow-dribble half-hearted way. It is entirely unsatisfactory.

Ceylon 1.0.0 is now available // Getting Started with Kotlin - Whatever you think of Java, the JVM isn't going anywhere.

When I did my O levels, I got what I can only assume was stress induced runny noses. In the middle of the exams, I'd get these hugely thick, apparently unstoppable, lines of goo just seeping out of my nose. I started large quantities of tissues in with me, but before I'd realised this was happening I remember sitting in one exam, possibly history, where I actually had to ask leave the room to blow my nose. I was having trouble breathing, it was so bad. It filled four or five of those heavy blue institutional paper towels trying to clear my nose.

Flipping Pancakes with Mathematics - It is worth noting that this is not Professor Goodman's only mathematical problem based on a household chore: "I was peeling potatoes with a swivel-bladed vegetable peeler. If you do this rapidly, you wind up with a convex body. So it's natural to ask what proportion of the original volume you can capture with an inscribed convex body." This inspired his 1981 paper titled, On the Largest Convex Polygon Contained in a Non-convex n-gon, Or How to Peel a Potato.

Is it a sign of incipient aging? Is my nose too old and shagged out to snot up properly any more?

Here's a lovely long Pat Mills interview Jenni Scott did at Caption many years back, focussing particularly on girls comics.

I don't know what to do. I'm not talking about my nose.


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Jez Higgins

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