Monthly Archives: October 2007

Wherever I lay my opinions, that's my home

We’re back from Spain. I can’t say we’re very happy with that. But while in Spain, we made lists of what we felt that our holiday illuminated the Spanish doing exceptionally well: Sun, sea and sand Coffee Minimalist but reliable … Continue reading

Posted in buildings, central_heating, establishment, experience, far_away, food, health, hilarious_jokes, location, opinion, person, service, society, spain, surprise, tourism | 1 Comment

A poem about meeting rooms

What happens when an Oxford-based branch of a faceless multinational tries to be human and quirky: It would be too dull, said the powers that be, To name our three meeting rooms “A”, “B” and “C”! They had consultations, discussions, … Continue reading

Posted in art, commerce, occupation, poetry, production, society | Leave a comment

It looks like up to me

I’ve been away from this blog for sufficiently long that one of my home computer’s browsers has forgotten it existed. That’s tantamount to shameful neglect on my part, and it’s only owing to rumours that Social Services have begun to … Continue reading

Posted in diary, experience, here, location, meta, near, public, readers, trains, transport | 1 Comment

BBC takes hash; makes the right decision for once

At last! Someone at the BBC has trumped the anti-technological and largely incomprehensible form of ACOL bidding that has informed their online-content policy for the past few years, starting with RealPlayer, moving through the iPlayer fiasco, and ending up with … Continue reading

Posted in art, humour, journalism, media, podcasting, publishing, radio | 2 Comments

We only come out at Nights

In other news, though, the next local geekstravaganza is on Upcoming. Hopefully I’ll get some sleep by then.

Posted in cliques, computers, diary, employment, media, nu-media, occupation, society, technology, web | Leave a comment

Blanching at all the prospects

A semi-white night for me tonight; less the bright, stark white of the purposeful stayawake and more the dim, misty grey of the worried insomniac. At least it’s given me the opportunity to get ahead with one or two bits … Continue reading

Posted in body, commerce, health, insurance, person, sleep, society, trains, transport | Leave a comment