"Then it is dark; a night where kings in golden suits ride elephants over the mountains." - John Cheever

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Too much US politics thinksme. Try The Adventures of Superman instead....cool adverts too....

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Quite interesting perspective on fallout from Iraq war from a pretty right wing perspective. Though, like a lot of these wankers, he seems to have conveniently forgotten how up for it he was 18 months ago.

Sunday, September 26, 2004

I've enabled my webserver to serve content from user directories (ie http://fitzroytuesday.homelinux.net/~mainj/test.html) - drop me a line if you want some free webspace!

Saturday, September 25, 2004

This is quite good - Purple States. Shows republican/democrat vote distribution not as red and blue states but as different shades of purple. Trouble is, i'm too colourblind and can't tell with any certainty which ones were for bush and which ones for gore (it's based on last time round I think).

Friday, September 24, 2004

Britain's 15-year-old girls are amongst the world's
least likely to succeed. They drink more alcohol than any other
15-year-olds on the face of the globe. They are the world's third
largest dope smokers, the fourth most obese and the fifth best at
watching telly.

Makes you proud...

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

How about this for completely fucking bonkers?

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

this thing tonight - is there a guest list or something?

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

looks like php and mysql don't like each other out of the box (on fedora at least)...

Sunday, September 12, 2004

new webserver back up online - had a few technical probs with the old platform so have moved to Redhat Fedora 2.0 running on a different machine. this new setup should be a lot more stable (fingers crossed) so should be able to start doing stuff with it this week. not sure what though...

Saturday, September 11, 2004

This flikr thing looks useful...
Jings! Crivvens! Help Ma Boab! It's the Scottish Parliament website in Scots...
Had predictive text messaging explained to me last night. Amazing! Has everyone else known about this for aeons?

Friday, September 10, 2004

Why we're all doomed: Republican Voters Speak Out About Bush, Iraq War. Don't be fooled by that misleading title into thinking they're all speaking out against the war.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

This seems to be the best poll website for the US elections. As with everything in that country, all of the polls and sites are highly partisan and biased, but this one seems pretty reasonable.
This looks quite interesting - Ingenious

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

A friend of mine runs this very good short stories website. Well worth checking out - he is almost earning enough from advertising revenues to give up his IT job.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Couple of good ones from the education guardian email newsletter - the multi-disciplinary environmental MA at Oxford, and the maths problem that would render internet encryption useless.

Monday, September 06, 2004

By the way, the reason I can't go next Tuesday is that I'm going to this IPPR Vote USA event, if anybody fancies it.
second tuesday tomorrow
However, I can't make it - going to the cinema. In fact, all of this week and next week don't look too good for me. So either go ahead without me, or can we reschedule?

How was holiday John?

Sunday, September 05, 2004

One of the world's greatest unsung heroes? | Metafilter This is very interesting, never heard about this before. There's a *fantastic* Einstein quote just over half way down the thread...

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Retro vs. Metro - the Great Divide, why the retro states, representing a third of the population and standing for reactionary political values, run America instead of the more progressive, liberal metro ones.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

I believe this was mentioned last time we met - House Price Crash.co.uk. (Sorry, homeowners.)
Fitzrovian Tuesdanians - do you fancy coming along to this?

How To Get Published - September 15

Colin and I have been involved in putting it together, and could do with all the support we can get. It should be a genuinely decent event, with food and drink and literary chat. You don't have to come for the whole afternoon, but the evening networking should be good.