by David on May 31, 2008

It had to happen. After VALGOL: like y*know (I mean) start if pizza =like bitchen and b =like tubular and c =like grodyax then for I =like to oh maybe 100 do wah -(ditty) barf(1) =totally gross(out) sure like bag (…)

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Harry’s Place on Sex and the City

by David on May 29, 2008

I like Carrie too, I just preferred her when she was lead singer of The Who. George and the City, Harry’s Place

Skip James – I’m So Glad

by David on May 27, 2008

Blacked out

by David on May 27, 2008

I blacked out this morning. Luckily I was in hospital at the time. I’d popped along for my fortnightly blood test but this time the phlebotomist couldn’t get the vein in my arm to show itself properly; it was just (…)

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The Angry Economist on Healthcare

by David on May 25, 2008

On the US healthcare system: We need to move to a system where most people pay most medical bills out of pocket, and insurance companies step in only when the costs are completely unaffordable. To get there, we need to (…)

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Philosophy without thinking

by David on May 24, 2008

David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton of the very interesting philosophy podcast Philosophy Bites are producing a series of podcasts in conjunction with the Open University, Ethics Bites. The format’s the same in both – Edmonds and Warburton briefly introduce a (…)

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Self-referential audio recording on Linux

by David on May 20, 2008

A Youtube user called Beamoo seems to have found my advice on using a USB microphone with Audacity on Linux helpful. That’s very gratifying.

Grandaddy – Miner at the Dial-a-View

by David on May 18, 2008

Inland Revenue surprisingly candid

by David on May 15, 2008

So the Inland Revenue (the HMRC) has got back to me. They say: It is clear we have not handled your tax affairs as well as we should have done and have failed to provide the level of service you (…)

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by David on May 14, 2008

I saw the original of Caspar David Friedrich’s painting, Der Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer‘, (‘The wanderer above the sea of fog’), or a painting very like it, several years ago, in a travelling exhibition in Edinburgh titled, ‘The Romantic Spirit (…)

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