My name is Sebastian Bleasdale. By day, I'm a actuary for Mercer.
By night, I have a number of other persuits, some of which have found their way into electronic form.
This website is their home, in case other people want to find them, and (more importantly) for the odd
occasion that I want to find them myself.
Currently, this site hosts...
- On the Underground. In my spare time, I design
board games, of which On the Underground is the first to be published. This is a fun game about
building the London Underground the way it was meant to be built - the really cool part about it
is that when the game is finished, the board looks just like a real underground map in some twisted
- Pete the Carnivorous Plant. In 2001, I made a new years
resolution that I would draw a new comic each day for a year. Pete the Carnivorous Plant was the result,
and chronicles the attempts of the titled hero to seek excitement, compost, and world conquest. Not
necessarily in that order.
- Obfuscated Perl. While at university, I wrote a
couple of obfuscated perl programs with a friend - David Chan. Although I claim obfuscation, this was
not the key goal when writing them - maybe a better term would be 'optimised for size'.
- Entropy and the Universe. I wrote this essay as part of
my A-level physics coursework, and on rediscovering it some years later, decided to put it online. It's
a summary of how entropy affects our understanding of the universe. It's linked to by a suprisingly
large number of places, and every so often I stumble across another, so people must like it.
- Sparse Ramsey Theory. This essay, in turn, was part of
my fourth year project in Cambridge, and summarises a number of papers on sparse ramsey theory in order
to illustrate the similarities between the methods used.
- Revision Notes. A lot of my life so far has been dominated
by exams of one flavour or another. To help other people in similar situations, and so that I can access
my notes from anywhere if I want to remember just how something worked, I've made them availiable
- Software Recommendations and
Product Vendors. I've noted down the pieces of software I like installed on my computer, and
companies I've purchased from online both for others edification and so that I can remember where to find them.
- Bridge Hopping (8.9 Mb). When in Cambridge, it is traditional
to go punting. And when punting, it is traditional to bridge-hop - that is to go over bridges while the
punt goes underneath. This video illustrates the technique. Badly.
- Librarian and Utilities. I used to use a Palm
to organise my life, and in order to make things easier for myself, I've wrote a couple of progams for
it. Since then, palm have imploded, so I've moved on to using an Android phone. Still, the programs
are there for those who hang on to the old palm platform.