I occasionally do weird things. I’ve decided it might be worth keeping track of them. I’m hoping to look back here in a few decades for some amusement.

Genome tweeting shenanigans

I was the first person to ever tweet an entire genome. You might ask why. I say, why not?

Twitter bot shenanigans

I’ve become somewhat obsessed with Twitter bots. Besides tweeting entire genomes, my bots also generate New Scientist-style headlines, have conversations with each other, insult anyone who dislikes Shakespeare, and do my bidding.

Olympics Opening Ceremony shenanigans

Watched by almost 1 billion people.

Hollywood shenanigans

I had a cool part as a prominent extra in a film with Jim Caviezel (he played Jesus in Passion of the Christ). To be honest I mostly just read The Lord of the Rings in the glorious sunshine. The film’s crap by the way. Actually filmed in the same place where I did the Olympics filming.

Animal-naming shenanigans

From Wikipedia:

Promachoteuthis sulcus, championed by Jennifer Harrison, was elected to be the Edinburgh mascot. Jennifer referred to it as the “gob faced squid” because of its disturbingly human-like mouth. This name has since been adopted as the common name for the species.”

Yay. Maybe one day I can provide the scientific name for a species.

Cycling shenanigans

I like to cycle these days. If I can raise some money for worthwhile charities at the same time then all the better. In the summer of 2014 I cycled the length of mainland Scotland (John o’Groats to Kirkmaiden) in 2 day and 6 hours. I’d love to do Japan in a fortnight.

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