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

Friday, April 29, 2005

Thursday, April 28, 2005

flipping heck

BBC NEWS | UK | England | Hampshire | Car lands in home's upper floor


We haven't been for a pint for a while. Was just chatting to John and figured that next Tuesday (the 3rd) would be an appropriate date. What you guys reckon?

UPDATE: John isn't feeling too good. Can we try for next week instead? Maybe Tuesday 10th?

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Immigration Facts Quiz

Praxis. Apparently, people born outside the UK contribute £2.5bn more in taxes than they take in benefits.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

ya beauty

Google maps for UK. No satellite link yet however...

Laptop advice

I want to buy a new laptop, small to medium sized, preferably no more than £800.

I want one that's small and light enough to cart around with me, but not one of those pricey, really tiny ones that break easily and don't have any disc drives or anything.

Any tips re: brands and retailers? I'm not too fussy. Toshibas always seem to be pretty cheap for what you get - are they alright?

Friday, April 15, 2005


am investigating flickr - my photostream is at http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnmain01/
anybody else got one?

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Google satellite mapping

Google have recently bought keyhole.com - a firm specializing in satellite imaging - and have integrated the images with their own mapping functionality. It's pretty amazing - you can click on the "satellite" link at pretty much any zoom level to see the view from space. Unfortunately only US & Canada are covered in detail so far - it'll be brilliant when you can zoom in on Charlotte St...

Bush's ipod

What should be on it, and what's actually on it.