For reasons which remain unclear

August 27, 2005

I am listening to England attempting to do something unmentionable to Australia in the Fourth Test (apparently those capitals are appropriate) on Radio 4 Longwave. Jones has a fine leg, or so they say. I wish I could see Jones' fine leg, but I'm going to have to take their word for it. I have […]

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Flushing the cache

August 26, 2005

Gosh, that sounds a bit rude, doesn't it?

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August 18, 2005

Maybe it's just the egotist in me, but it's interesting to watch how my own blog ebbs and flows, the way that certain topics cycle, coming to prominence one month and then fading away into the background noise again. I spent a while posting some quite personal stuff, then after a whole didn't feel like […]

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Man stuck in bush for two days

August 10, 2005

I don't know how you get yourself stuck in a gorse bush for two days, but apparently it requires a helicopter to get you out.

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Lorry ploughs into church (none killed)

August 8, 2005

The irony of this story from back home is that the church – which I always thought was a way fugly building – had just got permission to demolish and rebuild the front porch. Not sure if having it taken out by a big lorry is going to end up being cheaper or not, but […]

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I once swore…

August 2, 2005

…relatively recently, that I would date no one but another geek. Weirdly, it seems I'm not alone. There's even a book, ffs. Well, you know what they say. The geeks shall inherit the earth. (…the live, and the neutral.)

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London stands

July 12, 2005

Some excellent T-shirts on sale for an excellent cause. I just wish there was room on the roundel for 'London is deeply unimpressed', or 'London would like to tell the terrorists to fuck off', or even 'London goes for a pint'. It'd be nice to capture the chirpily bolshie nature of real Londoners more accurately. […]

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London hurts?

July 10, 2005

More like “London Will Fucking Twat You In A Minute, Son“. (Thanks Tom.)

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Huge fire in San Francisco several blocks away

July 8, 2005

Woke up at 2am, as per my usual jetlag schedule. Expected to turn over and go to sleep again soon, but then sirens started. Didn't think much of the first couple, because I was trying to be unconscious and ergo wasn't really thinking all that hard about anything. But they didn't stop. Just kept on […]

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London bombings

July 7, 2005

My heart goes out to all those caught up in the bombs in London. I can only imagine how terrifying and awful it must have been, and must still be for some. My condolences to all those affected, to those who have lost family or friends, to those injured. I wish all those wounded a […]

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Suw Charman – A Pronunciation Guide

July 3, 2005

This is something that came up a lot when I was in the US last month, so I figure it must be worth clarifying. My name is pronounced: Soo TCHAR-m'n That's 'soo' to rhyme with 'boo' or 'goo' or even 'gnu' (but absolutely not 'view'). 'TCHAR-m'n' to rhyme with, er, well, um… 'charman' (and bearing […]

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My inbox overfloweth

June 29, 2005

I've been predominantly offline for the last week and a half and my inbox now has a mammoth number of unread, and unreplied-to emails. I am currently sitting in a wifi cafe with no damn wifi (although, of course, when I post this I will obviously have relocated), which very effectively slows down the replying […]

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Quit message

June 25, 2005

Dan's unintentionally funny IRC quit message today (or was it yesterday?).

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The sixty four thousand dollar question

May 11, 2005

Given inflation and the state of the exchange rate, isn't a $64,000 question now worth about £2.50?

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Sorry everybody

May 6, 2005

Blair. Again. For another five years. I'm sorry. If I weren't so broke and busy, I'd start Still, at least we don't have the Creature of the Night in charge, which is one thing to be grateful for. Actually, can't we just shoot all this lot and start afresh?

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