• Research Papers: Coevolution of metallicity and star formation

    I have a bad habit of keeping lots of interesting research papers open in a long line of tabs in my browser. I am loath to close any of them, but the sight of it is not good for my well being every time I want to browse the internet....


  • Back up your Spotify Playlists

    Discovered the excellent spotify-backup recently, which swipes your entire spotify playlists. Useful if you’re as paranoid as me about Spotify accidentally deleting your painstakingly curated content. You’ll need Python3, after that just clone the repo and run the line below in the directory. It should launch a window in your...


  • Research Papers: The hierarchical formation of BCGs

    I have a bad habit of keeping lots of interesting research papers open in a long line of tabs in my browser. I am loath to close any of them, but the sight of it is not good for my well being every time I want to browse the internet....


  • Converting WAV to MP3 in the terminal

    Need to convert multiple WAV files to MP3 through the terminal? You need ffmpeg. Most commonly used for video conversions, ffmpeg can also be used to convert between audio formats. Here’s how to do a simple conversion from WAV to MP3: ffmpeg -i test.wav -acodec mp3 test.mp3 You can also...


  • Research Papers: X-ray background from the first stars

    I have a bad habit of keeping lots of interesting research papers open in a long line of tabs in my browser. I am loath to close any of them, but the sight of it is not good for my well being every time I want to browse the internet....


  • Travels in the Scriptorium, Paul Auster

    These thoughts are also published on Goodreads I haven’t read any Paul Auster before ‘Travels in the Scriptorium’. This is important, as I believe it’s the source of pretty much all my criticisms of this book. I really enjoyed the graphic novel adaptation of City of Glass, but apart from...


  • Research Papers: Missing massive subhalos in simulations?

    I have a bad habit of keeping lots of interesting research papers open in a long line of tabs in my browser. I am loath to close any of them, but the sight of it is not good for my well being every time I want to browse the internet....


  • The Republic, Plato

    These thoughts are also published on Goodreads. If it wasn’t for its place in history, and the controversial, forward thinking nature of the ideas Plato raises, this would have got two stars. It’s a frustrating book to read; many of the arguments don’t stack up, or conflict with earlier assertions....