Local media medium scepticism fail

From this week's Popbitch: "About your item last week on John Lennon's psychic mate, Joe Power, I interviewed Joe about four years ago for a London newspaper. We were doing a 'walkabout' at West India Quay and he was introducing me to the various spirits that popped up along the way. I had a photographer … Continue reading Local media medium scepticism fail

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-04-18

RT @HowardLovecraft There is a gnawing in my abdomen which at first I mistook for festering hunger. That is, until discoloration appeared. # Oddly, Communist Party enter #ge2010 with sensible economic manifesto: http://bit.ly/boElfb - wealth taxes are the best taxes # Another day, another #ebz refill http://fallenlondon.com/c/50394 # hates: a) iinet b) TP-Link c) Vodafone … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-04-18

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-04-11

Vodafone Australia must die. GARR. Useless eejits. Who builds an epayment site that rejects domestic debit cards *and* foreign credit cards? # Looking 4ward to Times going paywall: website badly coded w/plain text pages 1MB & breaks mobiles. Nasty Twitter surprises will diminish... # Tookey's review of Kick-Ass daft for obvious reason: 0% overlap between … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-04-11

Consequences, or their absence

I originally posted this in the comments at Crooked Timber as an aside, but thought it deserved elevation of sorts: It’s worth remembering the very limited harm that was done by Tony Blair’s stupid and wrong decision to get involved in Iraq. The net result was that: a) a lot of people internationally thought the … Continue reading Consequences, or their absence

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-04-04

Child abuse claims "petty gossip"? Sorry, Catholics, but the Pope is a massive eejit: http://bit.ly/aZ6MxH # I've always liked Mark Webber; I now like him even more: http://bit.ly/ckeT3G # #ebz I'm supposed to go shopping this afternoon. Hmm. http://fallenlondon.com/c/42876 # Excellent piece from @jackofkent on the Catholic Church: http://bit.ly/9o8tgz - I wonder, could they be … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-04-04

Why pointless parliaments don’t and shouldn’t exist

Something which surprised me when I first researched moving to Sydney was that the city (in the sense of "wide urban area") has no governing authority: the CBD and some of the inner suburbs are called the City of Sydney, but the vast majority of the city (including places that are only 10 minutes' walk … Continue reading Why pointless parliaments don’t and shouldn’t exist