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Happy New Year



Merry Christmas Nadolig Llawen Joyeux Noël Nollaig shona Veselé vánoce Nollick Ghennal 聖誕快樂!



Good news – the Omniglot forum is back. I’m not sure how I managed it, but somehow I got it back.



As you might have noticed, the Omniglot forum is not working at the moment. I’m not sure what’s wrong with it – nothing has changed, as far as I can tell, and all the files are still there, but it’s just not appearing. I’m trying to find a way to get it back, and if […]


Facial expressions

When you look at someone to try and work out what they’re feeling, do you focus on their mainly eyes, or on their whole face? If you come from East Asia you might focus mainly on the eyes and express your emotions mainly through your eyes, whereas Westerners tend to focus on and use their […]



I handed in my last essay today, so that’s pretty much the end of the taught part of my course and I can now concentrate on my dissertation. It’s a great relief to get all the assignments out of the way after spending what seems like ages on them. Fortunately I don’t have any exams […]

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The importance of backups

This blog seems to be working again now and I’ve managed to restore the data up to last November. Unfortunately that was the last time I made a backup of the blog, and due to the problems with my old server, it is not possible to recover the data since then. Oh well, lesson learned. […]


Normal service will be resumed shortly

I’m still trying to get this blog up and running again.

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Moving home

I’ll be leaving Brighton tomorrow and moving to Bangor. I’ve spent the past few days packing, and getting rid of things I no longer need, and still have far too much stuff, especially books. The plan is to set off tomorrow morning at around 7am, and to stop at an IKEA on the way to […]

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International Year of Languages

2008 has been declared International Year of Languages by the United Nations. Part of their aim is redress the balance between English and the five other official languages used in the UN (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish), and they hope that the pursuit of multilingualism will act “as a means of promoting, protecting and […]

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