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

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Colbert Lampoons Bush at White House Correspondents Dinner-- President Does Not Seem Amused

This is awesome stuff. Not been out to get the paper yet, wonder if it has made it into the UK Sundays. Metafilter discussion with more links (including to the video) here.

Friday, April 28, 2006


Quite impressive. Takes a while to load.

Cameron's secret shoe chauffeur

In case there was any doubt that Cameron's a cynical charlatan who's using green issues as a cheap publicity exercise, see this.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Six (scientifically proven) ways to woo your lover

Next time I go on a date, I'm going to take her to a rickety bridge, where I'll do a 'gestural dance' while talking through a straw, feeding her chocolate, jogging on the spot, listening to Bonnie Tyler and having a staring contest.

That's kind of what this New Scientist article suggests.

Screen that's also a camera

Apple's all-seeing screen.


...comes with quite a good album cover

Scholars Discover 23 Blank Pages That May As Well Be Lost Samuel Beckett Play

This week's Onion posting. Wish I worked there.

Sunday, April 23, 2006


http://www.ernestcline.com/dmd/ Good or a bit trite? I quite liked it. The music that comes in is "Music for a Found Harmonium" by the Penguin Cafe Orchestra btw.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Multiple security holes found in Firefox

Know anything about this, John, Seamus? Multiple security holes found in Firefox. I had an older version, but 'check for updates' from Help menu didn't suggest I download the newer one.

Posting this just to move on from James Hawes

Beaver Overthinking Dam from the Onion. I like the bit about reaching out to the local otter, fish, and waterfowl communities, and incorporating their input into his design. Not great, but thought we needed something new on here...

An Inconvenient Truth

Quicktime trailer. This is probably the kind of thing that is needed to get the message across to globalised joe public.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Dead Long Enough - James Hawes

Just finished Dead Long Enough by James Hawes. Bit less of a caper than Rancid Aluminium and White Merc with Fins but still very funny with lots of good stuff about being in your thirties / approaching 40. Definitely one for your reading list, Tom...

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Raving Atheist

Pleased that our google ad words are getting more interesting. Check out this one Btw, have we earned enough yet to fund a booze up?

Thursday, April 06, 2006

40,000 ecstasy pills later…

Here you go John, this might remind you of less middle-aged times...

middle age strikes (yet again)

The single off the new Mark Knopfler / Emmylou Harris album is really good.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

I need one of these...

It's an alarm clock that runs away and hides after you hit snooze, so that you have to get up and find it next time it goes off. (Of course, Tom and John have something similar - children.) They've also come up with a duvet that starts glowing in the morning to wake you up.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Write up of Tom's event

Another blogger has written up Tom's event last week (as posted below), with some good links. Also some stuff on www.ntk.net.