Digest for September 2018


This month’s blog activity was mostly dominated by 360° photos taken with my new camera, e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. I also had to archive two geocaches, Oxford’s Wild Wolf One and Two, as they’d been getting muggled/vandalised. I also shared a fabulous reinterpretation of Who’s On First? for the post-post-modern society.

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Note #10601

Oh, go on, one more 360° photo: view from @NuffieldCollege’s (library) tower, ten stories above the #Oxford castle quarter.

View from Nuffield College library tower.

Note #10598

One last @NuffieldCollege 360° photo on my lunchtime walk. Cool archway!

Nuffield College - archway

Note #10596

Walking around @NuffieldCollege at lunchtime: love this long pond.

Note #10594

Lunchtime at @NuffieldCollege gave me another excuse to snap some 360° photos; this one’s part of the quad.

Nuffield College quad

Note #10589

The @bodleianlibs Comms Team Away Day at @NuffieldCollege provides yet another excuse to play with 360° photography.

That way they would never know

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Some 702 intimate examinations were done on sedated or anaesthetised patients (table 3). In only 24% of these examinations had written consent been obtained, and a further 24% of examinations were conducted apparently without written or oral consent.

This 2003 study at an “English medical school” determined that vaginal/rectal examinations were routinely carried out on anaesthetised patients without their knowledge or consent. “I was told in the second year that the best way to learn to do [rectal examinations] was when the patient was under anaesthetic,” one fourth year student responded, to the survey, “That way they would never know.”

Well ain’t that a thing.

Dan Q archived GC7Q9E6 Oxford’s Wild Wolf One

This checkin to GC7Q9E6 Oxford's Wild Wolf One reflects a geocaching.com log entry. See more of Dan's cache logs.

In hindsight, I should’ve anticipated that when the nearby schools’ terms started this hiding place would be at-risk. I’ve been checking on this spot at school-kicking-out time for a few weeks and, sure enough, the tree that was the hiding place is a hot climbing-spot for local kids, so I can’t imagine that returning the cache at this location will ever work.

If you’re looking for local animal-related history, though, Wild Wolf Three and Long-Lost Zoo are still alive and well!

Dan Q archived GC7Q9FF Oxford’s Wild Wolf Two

This checkin to GC7Q9FF Oxford's Wild Wolf Two reflects a geocaching.com log entry. See more of Dan's cache logs.

Clearly somebody doesn’t want this geocache here because both the original and the replacement containers have been quite-obviously-deliberately buried under a block of concrete: that’s some seriously-dedicated muggling! I’ve removed everything I can of the cache container and its assembly (unfortunately some remains under the concrete and I’d need a crane to lift it!).

Wild Wolf Three’s and Long Lost Zoo are still viable nearby caches if you’re looking for some local history as you explore.