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Fire Alert at Heathrow

March 2nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

I was sitting in the lounge area of Terminal 3 in Heathrow when the PA system came on.
“This is a security announcement. All passengers are reminded that baggage should-”
A sharp beeping interrupted the message. “A fire alarm has been activated in your area. Please go to the nearest emergency exit immediately. A fire alarm has [...]

Tags: adrian · airport · london · travel

Lost and Found

February 21st, 2007 · No Comments

After two years, the Cube has been found, and with it comes the end of Season 1 of Perplex City. A couple of days ago, we launched a new site at (we call it the Puzzle Portal); it’s still in beta, but there are going to be some good changes over the next few [...]

Tags: adrian · arg · conference · perplexcity · travel

Where’s Adrian? (The Sequel)

November 22nd, 2006 · 3 Comments

Next week, I’m speaking at a couple of conferences on Perplex City in London. Can you guess I didn’t get much notice? Anyway, if you happen to be going to either, please say hi!
Tuesday November 28th: BBC Audio Drama Festival. I’m speaking on the Gaming panel, which is at 9:30am and also repeated at 11:30am.
Friday [...]

Tags: arg · conference · london · perplexcity · philosophy · travel

Sweet sweet corn

September 15th, 2005 · 1 Comment

One of the things I love about going abroad is the fact that the food is always cheaper and better (at the same price) than London. Sure, London has good food – if you can afford the money and time to check it out. When you’re on holiday, not only does the rest of the [...]

Tags: food · science · travel · usa

Notes from a Small Symposium, and others

June 19th, 2005 · 1 Comment

The past Thursday saw me make a flying visit to Cambridge for a quarter-day symposium on wireless gaming. Returning to Cambridge is always a strange experience for me; I spent three years of my life holed up in a few square miles of town, so it all feels very familiar, despite the fact that half [...]

Tags: conference · tech · travel


May 27th, 2005 · No Comments

Today, the coach took a different route home. Because of the bank holiday weekend and the high temperature, the A40 to Oxford was gummed by traffic, so the driver decided to go on an another route, which he said was slightly longer but should get us there much quicker.
The last half hour of travel to [...]

Tags: oxford · travel

Normal service will be resumed

February 23rd, 2005 · No Comments

I know what you’re thinking. “What the hell is this article about coach services in Oxford doing on a weblog that is supposed to be about massively multiuser online entertainment, biology and space, in that order?” Well, what can I say – I take the coaches a lot, and along with the Indian Visa article, [...]

Tags: meta · travel

How to get from Oxford to London

February 22nd, 2005 · 130 Comments

Two Oxford-London coaches enter. Only one will leave. Which coach will be the victor?!!!

Tags: london · oxford · review · travel

A Passage to Bangalore

December 5th, 2004 · 1 Comment

(First part online – other parts being written)
A Passage to India has always been one of my most hated books. Perhaps it’s because we were forced to read it in school. Perhaps it was the way in which our class had to take turns read out aloud the entire damn thing. Or perhaps it’s just [...]

Tags: airport · india · travel

Bangalore World University

November 22nd, 2004 · No Comments

In about six hours I’ll be hopping on board a taxi that will begin a magical journey to Bangalore (in south India), taking in Heathrow, Zurich and Mumbai. Oh, when I say ‘magical’, what I mean is ‘excessively long, unexciting and very likely stressful and unclean’. Once I get to Bangalore and meet my friend [...]

Tags: adrian · india · travel