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

Friday, June 16, 2006

LRB World Cup Blog

John Lanchester's World Cup blog for the London Review of Books. Not quite the Ally McCoist/Ian Wright level of punditry. It's obviously a lot better than that, but I think there is a danger in trying to get too intellectual about football...

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

New Scientist Technology Blog

A few interesting stories on the New Scientist Technology Blog this week. Including: schoolkids who are using high frequency mobile ringtones, because old teachers can't hear them; Google's plans to get your computer to listen to what you're watching on TV (starting to get a bit intrusive, I feel); and online gaming doing a deal with US cable TV so that you can watch people playing Halo on the telly, as a spectator.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Age of Genius

Just watched this - Andrew Marr does the Scottish Enlightenment on BBC4. Totally great. Knew it was on, should have linked to it on here *before* it was actually broadcast (doh) - anyone else catch it?

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Tuesday, June 06, 2006


Hedgestock 2006: A Festival of Networking, a festival for the Hedge Fund industry. With music from The Who. I don't know what to say.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Another idiosyncratic piece of British life falls victim to the corporate machine

Oxford's Castle Mill boatyard is evicted. Bah - something authentic and interesting gets traded in for some more jerry built "luxury" flats. A plague on British Waterways (In this instance anyway - they've made a pretty good job of the Forth and Clyde canal).