Author Archives: Henry Gomersall

About Henry Gomersall

I'm a engineer wanting to make things actually useful. I'm someone that wants to drive technology and ideas to be helpful for everyone. I'm someone that realises the disconnect between technology and utility and I hope to correct that...

Science in policy, an engineer’s take

I went to a talk on Thursday evening hosted by CSaP. It was Mark Henderson talking about his new book, The Geek Manifesto. The talk was interesting and Mark had lots of good points to make about science in government … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of FFTW

Since the last post on my python wrappers for FFTW, I’ve advanced the code substantially. It now supports all the basic transforms using the same unified pythonic interface in which the transform is inferred from the dtype. In addition, I’ve … Continue reading

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The joys of Cython, Numpy, and a nice FFTW api

This is about my new FFTW python wrapper. The FFT routines shipped with Numpy are rather slow and have been the performance bottleneck in my code for some time. Last week I decided I needed to move to FFTW for … Continue reading

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How to peel a beetroot

After you’ve roasted it in foil for an hour, stick a fork in one end, hold it vertically up, and scrape it downwards with a teaspoon.

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A Public Service Announcement on the Matter of the Tying of One’s Shoelaces

Earlier this week, my father was lamenting the fact that his boot laces keep coming undone. This is apparently a particular problem when the boot laces in question are under a pair of gaiters, but I personally think it must … Continue reading

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The Innovation Agency site launches…

The Innovation Agency website has now launched officially. Be delighted by its greenness and its wordiness (and also by its content!). That is all.

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What Push and Why Pull

There is an oft presented dogma in business that it’s a Bad Thing when a venture is “technology push” rather than “market pull”. The rationale behind this is that you should understand the market before you attempt to solve the … Continue reading

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