Journal archive: November, 2001


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George Harrison

I heard the news today, oh boy.

Tenant cuts 7ft hole in billboard blocking his window

Talk about intrusive advertising. I don’t understand how the guy managed to put up with having his view blocked by a billboard for over a year. Can anyone blame him for taking a saw to it?

More Anagram Fun

Here’s some more fun from the Modern Humorist: "If poets wrote poems whose titles were anagrams of their names".

Ban on DVD-cracking code upheld

Following up on an earlier post, a court has now ruled that it is illegal for me to write this here:

Walk For Capitalism

I think I’m going to be sick.

Modern Humorist - The Holy Tango of Drama

If playwrights wrote plays whose titles were anagrams of their names…

Vector Lounge

This is one amazing piece of Flash. I’m starting to realise just how much can be accomplished with ActionScript.

New Worm

Every Sunday, I send out an email newsletter for The Session to all the folks who have subscribed to receive it.

Mac Expo

This is my first "remote" posting.

Man who got £250,000 in error says money is his

This is great.

Galileo's Daughter : A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love

Time for a little book review. I’ve just finished reading "Galileo’s Daughter" by Dava Sobel.

Ice Mold

I smold, you smold, we all smold for ice mold.

The Czars

I went out last night to see a band called The Czars. Actually, I saw two fifths of the band: the singer and guitarist are doing a little mini-tour ‘round England.

Osama's Nuclear Plans Half-Baked

Here’s a tale of the blind leading the blind.

Photoshop: It's All the Rage

This article at Wired is all about Photoshop. Specifically, it’s all about the popularity of "Photoshopping" images for fun, satire or spite.

RSS fever

Time for some more geek talk. I’ve been spending the day playing with RSS feeds on my little portal (again). I was spurred on by an encouraging email I got from Prentiss Riddle, who keeps a great weblog.

The ugly world of PCs

Jessica and I got plenty of exercise today. We walked to the far end of town to look at the wares at PCworld.

Wil, Wesley and the Web

Wesley Crusher was a character in Star Trek: The Next Generation. The character is generally regarded as being the most annoying, obnoxious member of the Enterprise crew.

Drunken rock star assaulted aircraft crew, court told

Peter Buck has been known to behave a bit oddly in the past (he spent most of 1995 getting drunk in his dressing gown). Still, I always thought he was something of a gentle giant at heart.


I spent most of today making tweaks and changes to my little portal.


Some more geeky stuff:

Weblogs.Com: Recently Changed Weblogs

This is really only of interest to the geeky amongst you. I’ve been messing around with my custom made blogging application.

Kaese Spaetzle

Catherine, our drummer, is coming over tomorrow night. Chris and Karin are going to cook up some kaese spaetzle.

Satellite on a shoestring going strong

Nasa could learn a thing or two from the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association. One month after the clever folks in Maryland launched a satellite built for just $50,000 (instead of the originally anticipated $1,000,000), the satellite shows no sign of deg

Apple Renderings

This is fun: a page of speculative designs for future Macs.

Bonfire night

Last night was bonfire night. In England, November 5th is celebrated in rhyme:

My new scarf

Despite the warmest October since records began, I’m not going to let the nice weather fool me.

The world outside my window

It’s another lovely day in Brighton.

Levitated Daily Source : flash 5 open source modules

This is the kind of site where I can literally spend hours: Levitated Daily Source.

School says Bible permits smacking

The debate surrounding corporal punishment has flared up again here in England.

The Brick Testament

Now, this is what the Internet was made for: Bible stories in Lego form.

Movie industry dealt DVD-cracking blow

This is good news. The infamous DeCSS code is protected under free speech.

Giant Sand

The Giant Sand concert was lots of fun.

One month

It’s the first of November and I’ve been writing my thoughts in this journal for exactly one month now.