I’m Peter M. I’m a dad, a husband and a participant in a real-world community (non-virtual, non-ideological and non-professional). I once tried to be a scientist but events took over and I had to settle for being a human instead. Still, at least that means I can take a contingent, personal attitude to knowledge and that’s what this site is for. Even if some of the things I post here look like conclusions, they’re really just records of learning.
Everything here is work in progress, never finished. Hence ‘nearly useful’. It’s organised under several headings, some of which are more developed than others. Nature is not a Book is a bit ranty about science but not a science blog; Radiant Obstacles in the Path of the Obvious is stuff to stop and stare at; The Electro-Acoustic Research Coordination for Annoying Music (e.a.r.c.a.m.) is a rollicking romp with weird sound effects; and Anglosaxonmonosyllable is rollicking ranty writing about everything with a deliciously disorientating presentation format.
I hope you’ll never find any article about me on Wikipedia, but if you’re desperate to keep up to date with my fantastically unprofessional life, you can follow me on twitter. If you catch me writing about myself in the third person, please let me know and I will rectify the travesty.