The Raveonettes – Beat City

by David on January 30, 2008


by David on January 29, 2008

Davos jumped the shark when Robert Scoble started interviewing, via cameraphone streamed to a server, numerous utterly baffled Great and Good. Meanwhile, Helen’s under the impression that Davos created the Daleks.

Library of Congress photos at Flickr Commons

by David on January 26, 2008

Jim Norris and wife, homesteaders, Pie Town, New Mexico (LOC), originally uploaded by The Library of Congress. The US Library of Congress has uploaded over 3,000 photos from the 1930s and 1940s, inviting Flickr members to add metadata to them. (…)

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Comment Is Free

by David on January 22, 2008

a website, like CiF, which has no real sense of community, in part, because of the terrible design of the site From Harry’s Place. Over to you Ben

Soylent Green is People

by David on January 19, 2008

Last Sunday the British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, supported the proposal that consent to organ donation should be presumed unless an individual had expressly opted out. By a curious coincidence, the BBC published a glowing item about the donor system (…)

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The Fourth Way of Spending Money

by David on January 17, 2008

Milton Friedman famously claimed there are four ways in which you can spend money. You can spend your own money on yourself. When you do that, why then you really watch out what you’re doing, and you try to get (…)

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Angelique Kidjo, Malaika

by David on January 16, 2008

All Change Again

by David on January 15, 2008

Switched again from Drupal to WordPress…still working on a few changes.

Helen and photography

by David on January 8, 2008

Happy New Year – and congratulations! You have been short-listed in the Digital Camera Photographer of the Year competition.

Your image, Coventry Cathedral, has been chosen to enter the final judging stage in the Architectural category.

We received more than 81,000 entries in the 2007 competition, so to reach this stage is a real achievement.

Edwin Poots: the Universe is 6 thousand years old

by David on January 1, 2008

You will probably never have heard of Edwin Poots. He is a member of the Board of Governers of Drumbo and Carr Primary School. He is also the Minister for Culture in the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly. He thinks the entire universe is about 6,000 years old.