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,

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...

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.


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

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


Up and down. Up and down. That's pretty much me at the moment. I seem to stumble from one mood to the other, extremity to extremity. One moment craving interaction, the next demanding solitude. Laughter to silence. Occasionally a trick move is thrown, flipping me up and round, dipping and whizzing pasts states of mind,

Nose-pickingly good

I have bad habits, I pick my nails, fart, burp and enjoy a good rake in the nasal area. I'm comfortable telling you this because of a recently published survey into such habits. Conducted by the Science Museum in London as part of an exhibition entitled Grossology, a spokeswoman said: "Overall, we are all pretty


The girl went and done it! Hell, she even blogged on her wedding day! (admittedly it was 4 a.m.). This is the kind of wedding I want to get invited to! Way to go Michele!

Very Good TV

24 A stunning, fresh, fast paced [insert further numerous plaudits here] piece of television. So engrossing* that Louise and I stayed up all night on Saturday and watched it in one go. We started at 6:30pm and finished watching at about 11 a.m the next morning**. It is that good. If you didn't catch it,