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

Friday, May 26, 2006

London Underground Song

Aware I might be well behind the times with this. Not at all safe for work due to highly amusing profanity.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

End of an era

The Coach and Horses is closing. I can't remember if I knew about the Pulp connection before reading the Torygraph piece, it's so bang on the money it's confused me.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Nintendo DS launch date 23rd June

Apparently. It will be interesting to see if it does get a 23rd June release. Am quite excited about this (mainly because of the browser software I posted about earlier). (And also because some of the games are quite good).

Tuesday, May 16, 2006


That most wonderous of music events is once again upon us (this weekend in fact). Eurovision! Dodgy outfits, crazy music and sarky quips from Wogan. What more could you want from a weekend?

The UK has chosen to present a middle-aged singer prancing about with schoolgirls: a song that would be quite disturbing, was it not so crap you don't bother listening to the whole thing. Judge for yourself.

Ireland has decided it never wants to host the competition again and aims to achieve this by entering songs so cringingly naff that no-one in their right mind could possibly vote for it. Free pint if you manage to listen to the whole thing.

And, of course, there's always Finland. Huh? Well, quite simply, they have produced the best Eurovision entry ever. Seriously. Arockalypse now.

Grid Challenge

DTI competition to come up with a grid computing project.
Strangely wide website (on my browser).

Opera browser for the Nintendo DS

Geeky I know but here are some screenshots of the Opera browser for the Nintendo DS. Am quite taken with this software - turns the DS into an instant, wifi equipped, ultraportable browser device (with dual screen). Some background on it in this slightly aged press release.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Not in my manor

Don't know if anyone saw this in the Observer sport monthly yesterday, but Will Self's views on the Olympics are quite entertaining.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Down the Line

This is quite funny - it's a spot-on pastiche radio phone-in talk show, but broadcast on Radio 4 as though it was genuine. All the reactionary old duffers were up in arms, believing it to be real. They're supposed to be talking about freedom of speech, but it keeps gravitating towards race and parking. You can listen again.

Universe 'child of previous one'

Hey this is good. Much better than the "universe keeps expanding forever gradually growing colder and darker" idea.