Grocery heroes

The people at Ocado seem to have got it about right. With the help of a substantial investment from Waitrose, they’ve built a home delivery service that doesn’t require you to know exactly how to spell ‘brocolli’, that delivers for nothing if you spend over £75, that allows you to book slots in one hour… Continue reading Grocery heroes

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The downtown music scene after 9/11

I sometimes listen to Radio 3’s Mixing It. Usually stimulating stuff –?experimental music from every corner of the scene and only occasionally po-faced and a bit nerdy. This week I stumbled across a web page about their visit to NYC in August 2002. They recorded a one-off programme with members of the downtown music scene,… Continue reading The downtown music scene after 9/11

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Powerpoint in pedagogy

We’ve pressed the Powerbook and MS Powerpoint into half term service for our four year-old’s revision. In kiosk mode it’s easy to create a constrained sequence of words, letters, numbers that will only advance when he clicks in the right place and that provides an entertaining sound as a reward for getting the task right.… Continue reading Powerpoint in pedagogy

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Fireworks

Today we bought fireworks. I mean we really bought fireworks. They’re having a toofer at Tesco’s so we wound up with a shopping trolley-full of fireworks for half price. Driving them home was like the Wages of Fear – I maintained a steady 5 mph as the sweat beaded on my forehead. We’re going to… Continue reading Fireworks

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My come-back

I haven’t blogged for nearly a month. It was the shock. My carefully constructed blogger.com weblog exploded. I won’t go on about it. I’m better now. Anyway, I can confirm that blogging is not like riding a bike. I’m back on my bike now, though, thanks to the gorgeous Movable Type and to an excellent… Continue reading My come-back

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Normal service will be resumed…

The general weirdness and flakiness of Blogger lately (look at my lovely links!) has pushed me over the edge. I’m going to import the whole lot to Movable Type later today. Using the special temporary blogger template the MT people provide for this purpose I don’t even need to set up an RSS feed (thanks… Continue reading Normal service will be resumed…

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Miss, Mr & Mrs

I Don’t Want Your Millions Mister, Pete SeegerMiss Chatelaine, kd langMiss Lucifer, Primal ScreamMiss Punta Blanca, Jane SiberryMiss Sadie Mae, John Lee HookerMiss Sarajevo, George MichaelMr E’s Beautiful Remix (Butch ‘n’ Joey Remix), EelsMr Gold and Mr Mud, Townes Van ZandtMr Jones, Counting CrowsMr Soul (very rare live), Neil Young with Booker T and the… Continue reading Miss, Mr & Mrs

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Indirect Current

The North London Line (timetables here) is one of London’s marvelous oddities – it doesn’t go anywhere. Or at least not in the purposeful, busy sort of way that the main lines do. It sort of idly wanders through North London, going all the way from Kew by the river at the Western end to… Continue reading Indirect Current

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