What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-10-25

Weird lurker Cruise, you are wrong: the Lulu & The Lampshades song is properly lovely, and you have no sense of joy or sweetness # is now departing London Heathrow on British Airways Powered by Lufthansa - http://myskystatus.com/ # Forsaking night out in Hyderabad with former colleagues (now vaguely-sister-company types) in favour of work and … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-10-25

A quick note on free speech

As far as I can make out, "the right to free speech" means something like "the state will not take action against you for voicing your opinions, no matter how vile, and people who commit illegal acts against you for voicing your opinions will not avoid prosecution just because your opinions are deemed vile". If … Continue reading A quick note on free speech

Being away

I'm sitting in the 18th floor of a tower block somewhere subtropical, overlooking the sea. Currently I'm inside, but with the large bay windows open, getting some evening sunshine - I may shortly head out to the terrace for full-on last rays action. On the minus side, I've been working today, but it hasn't been … Continue reading Being away

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-10-18

now using MySkyStatus - http://MySkyStatus.com/ # Duncan Bannatyne: prick - http://bit.ly/FkAyr # "I agree with C Hitchens that champagne among 4 most overrated things in the world, with lobster, picnics and anal sex" http://bit.ly/1pD6n8 # (note to self: do not go on a champagne and lobster picnic with C Hitchens) # New rule of thumb: … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-10-18

…and while I’m on the ‘tort law’ topic

What's the point of injunctions in cases of breach of civil law? If someone breaks the criminal law, they should be punished. That's why we have criminal courts. But if someone's planning to do something which might, if they do it, be against civil law, what on earth is the justification for turning *that* into … Continue reading …and while I’m on the ‘tort law’ topic