Last week I finished reading The Bookman by Lavie Tidhar.Â It was another book from Amazon’s Vine programme.Â Normally when I finish something from Vine I review it immediately (so I can get something else from them) but I decided to wait a little while with this one so I could get some perspective.
Entries from February 27th, 2010
Last year I discovered Tanzwut, and wrote about them a few times.Â Not only did I enjoy the music, but I found the whole concept interesting and amusing – medieval folk metal with massed bagpipes: what’s not to like?Â Anyone who was tempted to investigate and liked what they heard might also be interested in […]
February 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Technology
If you saw a link on a website that pointed to http://5z8.info/cats-being-dropped-into-the-sea_p6d8l_hot-older-goats.mov I bet you would think twice before following it – and then decide not to.Â If you received an email with a link to http://5z8.info/olive-loaf-penetration.gif_u0p8z_ninjastaroutlet it would probably get stopped by your mail filters and marked as spam or potential malware.Â But you […]
February 25th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Life, Politics
This is not my question, but one asked on the front page of a free newspaper called Heart of West Sussex.Â The paper is a christian paper distributed around churches.Â Piles of the paper are left in the public areas of the Broadfield Community Centre.
February 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Turning the tables on the kitten · Life
Over the last couple of weeks we have been reminded that kittens are a force of nature, but tonight Chiquita had a break from terrorising us as she learned that there is an even greater force of nature, which also comes on four legs – Jayne’s friend came round with her twin 8-year-old girls…Â I […]
February 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized
I had an interesting message on Flickr to day.Â It was somebody asking if they can use one of my photos for something they are doing.Â As all my photos are published under a Creative Commons licence there really is no need to ask, but I do appreciate the courtesy when people do.Â This particular […]
February 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on No more children · Life
Today was our youngest’s 18th birthday.Â As we were on the way to work I said to Jayne that she officially has no children any more, which is sort of true.Â It only seems like yesterday that she was a shy little 6-year-old and now she is driving around in her own car. Tonight we […]
February 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Life
Chiquita is settling in well.Â It seems like she has been here for ever, though it can only really have been a few weeks.Â She has grown a lot in that time but is still very kittenish, by which I mean she is like a bundle of TNT with whiskers who has declared a jihad […]
February 22nd, 2010 · 4 Comments · Life
I was just wondering.Â If your wife has two brothers who share a house, or a brother who lives with his civil partner, how do you apostrophise their house?Â Is it “My brothers-in-law’s house”?Â I reckon that is right, but it does sound pretty clumsy.
February 22nd, 2010 · 6 Comments · Politics
I am not a big fan of political speeches generally, whoever they are made by.Â I am also really turned off by campaign slogans, which soon start to blur into each other, so I was prepared to cringe when Gordon Brown unveiled the Labour slogan for the election this year.
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