Monthly Archives: October 2009

The Automated Curse Generator

A lovely little tale from the Daily WTF about when good ideas go horribly wrong.

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Windows 7: Some Thoughts

As I mentioned last week, I’ve now got my new Windows 7 software, and am in the process of installing it on our computers. I’ve been running the beta version for a while, so I know what to expect; nevertheless, … Continue reading

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By George, It Might Just Work!

I’m feeling very low in spirit at the moment. This is because the media, both in the UK and the Netherlands, are buzzing with the news that Tony Blair may well become the President of the EU. Well, here in … Continue reading

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I Doff My Hat

An interesting story in today’s Observer about gay men who have adopted children. It’s great to see the many forms that a loving family can take. Here’s the article and here’s the video that lets some of the fathers speak … Continue reading

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Disingenuousness Defined

It seems to me that the "apology" from Jan Moir merely underlines the fact that she is probably not someone that I would point to as a good example of a moral human being.

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32 or 64 Bits?

Now that Windows 7 has been released, I shall shortly be in the position to replace the beta versions of Windows 7 on our home systems with the real thing. One of the fundamental questions that I need to address … Continue reading

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Machinarium

About four years ago, I mentioned a quirky little game called Samorost. The creative forces behind that have been hard at work and have now come up with Machinarium. It’s been getting rave reviews. I’m downloading it as we speak.

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An Answer To Jan Moir

I’ve just realised that, of course, Lily Allen, with the help of assorted French people, has the perfect answer to Jan Moir’s homophobic scribbles:       Take it away, Lily and GayClic!

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Who Is Jan Moir?

I lead a sheltered life. I had not come across this Jan Moir person until today. Apparently, she is what passes for a journalist on the Daily Mail. Here’s what she wrote today about the death of Stephen Gately. Her … Continue reading

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Meteor Over The Netherlands

I happened to be outside yesterday at around 7 pm and caught a sight of a very bright meteor passing across the sky in a Northerly direction. Apparently, it was visible from over all of the Netherlands, because many people … Continue reading

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Bad Science

I’ve understood this from an early age, but just in case there are some innocents out there, here’s a health warning for you. Never, ever, trust any science reporting from The Sun. It’s not just wrong, it’s likely to cause … Continue reading

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Swimming With Ghosts

A wonderful interview by Johann Hari of Gore Vidal, who vividly impersonates a world-weary Cassandra. I find the portrait strangely attractive. Mind you, I’m much more ambivalent about Vidal the person; for example, I would hardly describe Timothy McVeigh as a "noble … Continue reading

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Give Me Strength…

I’ve ranted on about Philippe Starck before in this blog. He does come up with the most pretentious shite when describing his work on a depressingly regular basis. The latest example is that LaCie, makers of external hard drives, have just … Continue reading

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