Monthly Archives: April 2012

Through The Valley Of The Nest Of Spiders

That’s the title of the latest book by Samuel R. Delany. Judging by this review, it is a book that, like The Mad Man, simultaneously repels and attracts. Delany writes like an angel even when he’s describing the depths of … Continue reading

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A Talent To Watch…

He’s a young man called Cosmo Jarvis, a singer-songwriter. I came across the video of his song “Gay Pirates”, and thought it was pretty good… And then I found a much darker song: “Sure As Hell Not Jesus” Jarvis directed … Continue reading

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“Features Have Changed”

Oh gawd, here’s yet another example of Microsoft opening its mouth in order to change feet. We happy band of Windows Phone owners (a select few, I grant you) have had a number of ways to purchase Apps for our … Continue reading

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Left Hand, Meet Right Hand…

Sigh, this is yet another rant about Microsoft… You may recall that I am concerned about the limitation in Microsoft’s Zune/Xbox Live/Windows Phone service account whereby you can’t change your country of residence if you move. You also can’t delete … Continue reading

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Meet The Romans With Mary Beard

May I just say, what an absolute pleasure it was to be in the company of Professor Mary Beard last night when she introduced us to a variety of long-dead Romans. This was TV in the very best tradition of … Continue reading

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Another Facepalm Moment

Sigh. Microsoft has announced the versions of Windows 8 that will be available later this year, and I am once again shaking my head trying to understand what on earth they were thinking about when they came up with the … Continue reading

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Persecution?– I Think Not

I see that Lord Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury, is claiming that Christians are being persecuted in the UK. What I see is that UK society is waking up to the fact that historical privilege accorded to religion to practise … Continue reading

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