Waiting for Timmo

by David on May 31, 2006

web 2.0 conference

Web 2.0 Conferences

by David on May 31, 2006

Here are some Web 2.0 Conferences that haven’t received Cease and Desist notices from O’Reilly’s partner:

Mark’s Back

by David on May 29, 2006



Army Desertions

by David on May 28, 2006

More than 1,000 members of the British military have deserted the armed forces since the start of the 2003 Iraq war, the BBC has discovered.

At least 1,000 UK soldiers desert: BBC,28th May 2006

Mild-mannered philosopher blows his cool

by David on May 20, 2006

AC Grayling, generally interesting writer, philosopher, commentator, has had it with Blair’s view of Britishness and especially with the proposed ID cards and database. He says,

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod

by David on May 17, 2006

The Wagner CD from Amazon is delivered. Not whole operas because, frankly, I wouldn’t know what to look for and I don’t know yet if I could sit through an entire Wagner opera (although I was suprisingly glued to the tv last Christmas when Bryn Terfel was singing as Wotan).

First up, the Siegfried Funeral March from Götterdämmerung, which is what I’d been waiting to hear. Then hurriedly on to the long, impossibly romantic Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde. Playing now, Helen’s favourite so far, the Overture from Tannhäuser.

Against intimidation, for medical research

by David on May 15, 2006

You can sign the petition supporting medical research in the UK and make a (slight, probably ineffective) stand against the deluded inadequates who bomb, threaten and intimidate researchers – and anyone else who aknowledges that carefully controlled animal research is necessary.

Welsh Food

by David on May 10, 2006

Welsh food was rubbish

Catholic pot and kettle

by David on May 7, 2006

This from the Catholic Church:

Leading UK Catholics and members of Opus Dei have formed a group to respond to the negative impact the Da Vinci Code film is expected to bring.

The Da Vinci Code Response Group, which also includes a Benedictine abbot and two priests, has condemned Dan Brown’s book as “fiction trading as fact”.

BBC, Catholics form Da Vinci film team

Near-death collision results in small bruise

by David on May 5, 2006

Helen crashed today. Driving at about 40mph along a duel carriageway another car pulled out from the left into her path. To avoid a collision she veered towards the central reservation and ploughed straight into a set of traffic lights. The car’s a write-off, she’s ok.

She could be dead tonight, or lying mangled in hospital, or have at least a broken limb or two but nothing except for one small bruise. I wonder if she’s lucky to be unharmed or unlucky to have been in such a nasty accident.