Fast track elf

At the weekend – while you were translating Artaud or arranging a Bartok quartet for the tuba or whatever you do with your free time – we went to see Elf. We laughed and sobbed like sentimental goons (the kids weren’t so keen). A proper Xmas movie. Anyway, I looked the movie up and learnt… Continue reading Fast track elf

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More about Creo’s Tokens

I’ve been thinking about Creo’s interesting attempt to improve on P2P file distribution – a product called Tokens (I blogged it here the other day). If you want to try a Tokens transfer yourself, email me and I’ll send you a token. You’ll need to download the free Tokens Redeemer but, once you’ve done so,… Continue reading More about Creo’s Tokens

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Looks like a bow-tie to me, mate

Yeah. Definitely a bow-tie. Click the small image for a forensic enlargement.

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Bush = Bartlet?

Neo-con doctrine and tough liberalism collided in George Bush’s positively Bartlet-esque Banqueting House speech last week. Bush said: “we cannot turn a blind eye to oppression just because the oppression is not in our own backyard. No longer should we think tyranny is benign because it is temporarily convenient. Tyranny is never benign to its… Continue reading Bush = Bartlet?

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Like my new look?

Handsome, huh? I used Firda Beka’s excellent Firdamatic to generate the stylesheet and basic templates and Paul drew the picture of me. I’ve got to finish detailing the stylesheet, reinstate some odds and ends (like search) and figure out why the new stylesheet seems to kill off my en-dashes – making lots of my entries… Continue reading Like my new look?

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Murphy drawn

Paul Murphy, noted blogger and curator, who’s been drawing me lately, has been drawn himself ??by my five year-old Oliver. We gave the artist a picture of Paul standing around looking shifty in a bow tie at our wedding to work from. Click the small pic for a bigger one.

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She blogs. She blogs…

…(paraphrasing Ricky Martin). Juliet, who is my wife (and – some of you will remember – the author of the near-legendary proto-blog ‘bird’ back in about 1996), is blogging – and she has a lovely template and stylesheet courtesy of the estimable Firda. Expect sarcastic commentary on media, parenthood, home life, George Bush and… life… Continue reading She blogs. She blogs…

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A work of art…

…if you ask me. Michel Gondry’s video for The White Stripes’ The Hardest Button to Button (helpfully ripped from TV by Ryan Cerbus because all the official versions seem to have been taken down). Discussed at Film and Video Magazine and at Gothamist (it’s a 35MB MPEG file, by the way).

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