Category Archives: Experimentation

Codes and ciphers

I had a book when I was a kid which was all about how to be a spy. Characters in trenchcoats, hats and dark glasses lurked furtively on every page. They would give tips like ‘you can bend down to … Continue reading

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Playing with fire

Shortly before we started homeschooling, I asked my boy what sort of things he would like to learn about. First on the list was lighting a match. It seems that all kids have a fascination with fire. According to our … Continue reading

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Easy complexity

Although our maths lessons contain basics like counting, adding, subtracting, and grouping things, I find it much more interesting to explore mathematical concepts. I have seen quite a lot of people discussing moebius noodles, and have just recently managed to … Continue reading

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I’ve made paint

Walking outside to investigate a suspicious silence, I stepped into the verandah to be met with a eureka-like ‘Dad.  I’ve made paint!’  There he stood with a bucket and paintbrush.  One of the trees, a fair few of the verandah … Continue reading

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How to steal stuff from Bunnings.

In this part of the world, hardware stores are dominated by the chain store Bunnings.  Like many big chain stores, they are large, soulless places.  I dislike them for a number of reasons.  They sell stuff cheaply, however, and because … Continue reading

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