I’ve been thinking about this topic recently, and have been trying to tie down my thoughts so that I wouldn’t just ramble like a lunatic (Hey! I heard that!). But whaddya know, Gert has gone and done it already. Read what she has to say about the current situation brewing around Iraq.


How come I only ever get passed this kind of thing on a Friday? Whatever, I’m downing tools and going to the pub!! Are you working too many hours?

World Summit

I’ve been following the coverage of this sporadically, but it doesn’t seem to be going too well at the moment. According to BBC News: Crisis looms over world summit. The US Bush Administration is, once again, looking for a way to get away with doing what they like. The arrogance of this attitude angers many,…Continue reading World Summit

File sharing

MP3s, the RIAA, Napster, Kazaa, illegal downloads. Ring any bells? Puddle of Mudd, Coldplay. Ring any bells? The connection is simple. I have downloaded both albums in MP3 format. I didn’t own the albums. I do now, on the strength of the tracks I downloaded. File sharing good. Another view point.

Birthday Pressie

OK, so my birthday’s not for a couple of months yet (October) but should any kind soul out there want to grace me with a pressie (other than something from my wish list), then may I suggest Lapvantage Dome Deluxe. Just the one please. Thanks. My back and posture will be forever in your debt……Continue reading Birthday Pressie

Ambrose Bierce

The Devil’s Dictionary offers “The most irreverent and sardonic definitions of common terms this side of the inferno.” Favourite entries (so far): OMEN, n. A sign that something will happen if nothing happens. VOTE, n. The instrument and symbol of a freeman’s power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.…Continue reading Ambrose Bierce


For the purposes of life and conduct, and society, a little good sense is surely better than all this genius, and a little good humour than this extreme sensibility. – David Hume


HTML Design: If you are aware of the movement towards CSS and away from tables and frames for site structure, read on. If you don’t, I would skip this. A List Apart and WaSP. Two sites campaigning for the same thing, a move towards acceptance of the standard (as defined by the W3) CSS and…Continue reading Backtracking

Darwin Magazine

Yet another article about Blogs. Yet another article that doesn’t really say much but regurgitate what is happening and where it might lead (company blogs, journalism usage etc etc) nothing radical here. It does mention a course being run at Berkeley where the students will produce a blog about intellectual property, and where you can…Continue reading Darwin Magazine