In life we often wear several masks. We may be one person with our family, a more serious person at work and a barrel of laughs with our mates on a night out. The internet is the same we have a Facebook account here, a twitter account there and we disappear into a cloak of anonymity.

So I’ve got two personalities my series outward facing science based x-ray related me and the more general random opinionated Yorkshire me. It is often very difficult to keep these two sides apart and my attempts at separation have somewhat failed. Combine this with taking people at their word, assuming others speak honestly about you as you do of them, well shall we say, has been problematic for me career wise. O’well I am who I am, a spade is a spade and life is life.

My intention was always to be the “melancholy scientist” to review software, events, outreach, to post about things that were more social more public orientated science. To contemplate the meaning of everything and try to convert that into a new blog. With time that grand design became a mismatch of themes and threads of information.

So you have been warned - if you carry on reading and go blind, get pregnant or solve all the worlds problems it is not my fault because I warned you OK.

So remember I am trying to separate my actual science from my random acts of ranting the best I can. I hate to say all the views on here are my own because at some point I fear I will get sued and end up selling my internal organs to pay the costs. This blog is really, really, really to be taken in as light a hearted way as possible. The words “this is a joke” and “this is a joke” should constantly be running through your mind as you read my posts. I know I repeated myself it was an important point.

O’ and if you are thinking does he actually write about proper science about proper papers and stuff well the answer is yes but that is a whole other blog somewhere else. Which now is sort of connected directly to this blog - erm confused? Guess how I feel.