Friday, April 30, 2004
Claire, Jenny-pops and I are heading north for a week in Scotland. Will attempt to do some photoblogging of our North British sojourn.
Thursday, April 29, 2004
Wednesday, April 28, 2004
As penance for the recent frivolity of my posts, here's an interesting piece by Dick Morris in today's Times about the Bush/Kerry election prospects. More equivocal than his article in the NY Post that I posted the other week, and thus slightly more hopeful for liberals.
Essentially, he says that if terrorism is the main election issue Bush will scrape it, but if the economy or anything else is Kerry should sneak in. The problem is that when something like Faluja is going on, the US electorate get more gung-ho about terrorism, even though Bush actually created the situation in the first place. Thus you get republicans denigrating Kerry because he voted against purchasing the arms which US marines are now using in Iraq -- yet if Bush had never started the bloody war in the first place, they wouldn't need the arms. It's so frustrating how war and jingoism seem to short-circuit people's sense of reason.
Sunday, April 25, 2004
Saturday, April 24, 2004
Friday, April 23, 2004
Thursday, April 22, 2004
Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Tuesday, April 20, 2004
Haven't been any pictures for a while, so thought I'd subject you all to these photos of Maradonna:
(Aged 43, 39 and 25.)
Monday, April 19, 2004
Sunday, April 18, 2004
I just received a spam email with the following subject line and body copy (plus a hyperlink, which I've removed); it's like trying to read Finnegan's Wake:
Subject: craig ambassador parody bent haddock carburetor epsom jiffy retract abed fullback acadia churchgo criminal
Out of energy...if so, I think I've found the answer
[link was here]
datum holt areaway carolyn hanover declivity bengal brevet rhine indispensable sealant caribbean
indigo elizabeth penalty adaptation alienate hampshire biggs efficacy aftereffect centrifugate histamine infantrymen proffer away checklist compare alp eclipse ftc audible bloc indoor clark magi homebuilding consignee algal dc orthant guyana homologue equinox bryozoa bullfrog infrequent patrolmen carrion christ
Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Meanwhile the MP3 generation is still in full swing. Just get proper software like CDex.
Devon: The villages of Lynton and Lynmouth are connected with a really cool water powered railway. Lots of details at this site. This is a Must See if you are ever passing that way...
Not talked about, but since I didn't sleep again last night (arghh!) I watched early morning cartoons and....Trap Door is back!!! You remember Trap Door surely? Go here and choose it from the side menu. You know you want to.
High tech band have high tech website. Thank you, John, for bring that into my life...
That's all I remember....
Good to see everyone last night
Topics I recall include: tanning/libido/weight-loss drugs; mp3 rippers and alternative audio compression software; Devonian water-powered gravity trains; running linux OS from CD-ROM; Richard Herring's number plate game; Stephen Hawking; investing in the Computing 30; The Fog of War; Kill Bill as computer game; Thalidomide; narcolepsy; oh, and incorrect table numbering.