Monthly Archives: February 2006

Goodge in sixty seconds

Far more interesting than the instant crowd-pleaser of the Great Bear is the imagining (and re-imaging) of the London underground in metrics other than that used by the great Henry Beck’s circuit-board diagram. The oohs and ahhs that a geographically … Continue reading

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Wap your wad on the desktop

Attention all purveyors of mobile media: finally, a use for WAP.

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Wormin’ for the man

To complement (in some way I haven’t worked out yet) our office dog, we have an office wormery. I can’t comment on whether the office dog has been wormed recently or not. As it fills up with kitchen scraps you … Continue reading

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Dog bites man, follows lead

A few pages further into the Saturday Guardian than the typically irreverent Ben Goldacre (this week describing alternative therapy’s comical circus of misunderstandings over bird flu as “performance art”) there shrieks a headline: “France detects its first case of bird … Continue reading

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Clwb Tyfty

This morning on Today, as part of some sort of Celtic Fringe-themed spat engineered by the BBC, Alistair Darling pooh-poohed what I think was yr Arglwydd Kinnock’s idea to switch our roads to kilometres. Quoting a figure in all probability … Continue reading

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Mofus your money

Once there was an Oxford band called Mofus. I was in it. We played indie-schmindie and poppy punk. The name was a double misspelling and meant very little indeed. Time passed. Now there’s a Danish band called Mofus. I don’t … Continue reading

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They pick up signals from the cosmos

The principle of the moveable post-it note reaches its apotheosis in cute drag-and-drop RSS aggregator site NetVibes. I realise, incidentally, that I might be the last to arrive at this particular party.

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How many gays must a man choke down?

“… 1 in 7 is a lot. What if 1 in 7 people were gay? That’d be a lot of gays.” “Not if there were only seven people. That’s only one gay.” “B-… wh-… But if there were only seven … Continue reading

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Ten till six till two point nought

Yesterday was spent in London, at the Carson Summit. Anyone who’s heard or read Tim O’Reilly knows not just what Web2.0 is about, but what a lot of hot air there is about Web2.0: still, there is a shift back … Continue reading

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All in the mind

I passed my car-driving theory test this morning. I managed 100% on the multiple choice (which sounds impressive until you realise it’s six slips away from failure) but only 73% on the hazard perception, lower than any of the practice … Continue reading

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