Monthly Archives: May 2005

In the midst of life we are infested

The site management company, who we indirectly (through landlords) pay to keep up the grounds where we live, are as lackadaisical a bunch of opportunist, workshy fucknuts as you could find this side of that trading estate that all those … Continue reading

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I’m walking backtick to cshmas

Normally I don’t share these snippets on Small Beds, as it’s not really the place for such prosaic and workmanlike (ahaha) details as the murky internals of programs what I wrote. But this was a joy to find, as it … Continue reading

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Bring me the head of the children’s laureate

Is Jacqueline Wilson’s head really that tall? This image was in a link to a Newsround article with a much larger photo, but as that one had been cropped at the hairline it was inconclusive; and most results are … Continue reading

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The common privileges of transcribing from others

Between them, hatmandu, brightybot, addedentry and j4 have given me a great deal of enjoyment. Apart from the rub-downs and happy finishes they currently, without even knowing it, furnish me with the majority of my reading material. The first two … Continue reading

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Because fusce into dolor won’t go

I needed some lorem ipsum to, ahaha, Greek a layout for a news page on a website (did you know Greek was actually the lingua franca of ancient Rome?). I started off by trying to position items on the webpage, … Continue reading

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New house’s resolutions

I haven’t written anything decent in months. My last short story was squirted onto QlL at the end of March, and I’ve had two or three stories just hanging around part-written since the start of the year. A perfect, Carteresque … Continue reading

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Putting write what once went wrong

Incidentally, if anyone does know of journalism or copywriting work going, I can heartily recommend K. All the best bits on Small Beds I thieve from her. Feel free to write to the ←usual address over there at the “contact … Continue reading

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Googling for “google” returns 218,000,000 results

NTK says of the customer testimonials that “this is what a search engine is intended to do”. Well, yes. But the level of background noise on Google searches—especially those to do with computer software, genealogy, heart medication and eBay, as … Continue reading

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Keep waiting for progress

In stark contrast to Greer’s unthreatening page-filler, Matthew Collings has written an interesting review of the history Art Since 1900. The writing style is that of the ploughman rather than the artisan, workmanlike, dutiful, relentless but scarcely glittering in itself: … Continue reading

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A burden to others

A reasonably fast response from the Google-on-your-behalfers All Questions Answered prompted hatmandu and brighty to mention that their service had been both far better and far worse in the past. The web, and specifically the services of Google, have democratized … Continue reading

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