What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-07-18

These guys reckon Australia is top per capita at CO2 emissions: http://bit.ly/6YSl0V @ozcjr # And always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom... RT @JuliaGillard We [are] shaping a better future, going forward not back. # Great piece on the illiberal stupidity of banning the veil: http://nyti.ms/b62QYG (via @sunnysingh_sw6) # Haha, Fresher's Week-tastic: http://bit.ly/cDsZj9 - yay representative … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-07-18

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-07-11

Great Jim Henley piece on 'high road' vs 'low road' policies (eg diplomacy vs war, or investigation vs torture): http://bit.ly/cokCqu # Weird to watch people commenting on the Megrahi case as if he were the Lockerbie bomber. While, as a Libyan intelligence officer, he's... # ...doubtless a nasty piece of work, his (and, indeed, Libya's) … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-07-11

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-07-04

Martin Amis & Shed #swapwordinfilmwithshed #swapwordinfilmwithmartinamis # The Unbearable Shed of Martin Amis #swapwordinfilmwithshed #swapwordinfilmwithmartinamis # RT @anattendantlord Bring Me The Shed of Martin Amis #swapwordinfilmwithshed #swapwordinfilmwithmartinamis # "Tottenham Hotspurtable"? - http://bit.ly/9Ws52e - #typosthatsoundfilthy # "equivalent of defecating on the steps of the Vatican" - no, defecating on steps of Vatican would be a *good … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-07-04

Crooked Timber, an exception to general comment-thread-y rules of thumb

The rule of thumb is that on any blog where posts regularly attract more than about 50 comments, none of said comments will be worth reading due to the preponderance of idiot trolls, clueless newbies, and the generally hard-of-thinking. At Crooked Timber, this is not the case. Viz: Newbie CT commenter: I wouldn’t much care … Continue reading Crooked Timber, an exception to general comment-thread-y rules of thumb

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-06-27

Snaptu is much uglier than Nokia Communities, but has the massive advantage that, erm, it works. #nokiafail # Blimey. The Penrith result doesn't look good for the whole 'avoiding PM Abbott' thing. *prepares to be deported as undesirable alien* # Half-relatedly, only realised today that Tony's originally a Pom. Sorry about that, guys. # Even … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-06-27

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-06-20

Off to the Belgian Beer Cafe. Belgian beer FTW. # No Belgian beer available, so drank Australian beer as well. Which is nearly as good. Now #ebz o'clock http://fallenlondon.com/c/115119 # RT @feral_pigeon peck at rob green's humble pie # Amusing spammers are OK by me: RT @diamondauction But for my lawyer, I’d still be in … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-06-20

Best comment evah

From the Awl, which you should read anyway, this short article: "A bolt of lightning struck the ship capturing oil from the blown-out BP well in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, igniting a fire that halted containment efforts in another setback for the embattled company in its nearly two-month struggle to stop the spill, … Continue reading Best comment evah

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-06-13

A bit of #ebz? Yes, a bit of #ebz. It'll be sunny tomorrow, perhaps I'll leave the house. http://fallenlondon.com/c/103864 # Hehe. This is possibly the most excellent thing Gordon Brown ever did: http://bit.ly/cwBq6P # I can't quite believe a) how expensive Camper shoes are, b) thatI bought some anyway. They're bloody nice though. # Enjoyed … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-06-13

Why do browser cookies expire?

So, if I log into Gmail, Twitter, eBay, or my own blog on a computer, and opt to have my user information saved, then obviously I'll want to log in using that information whenever I use those sites, for as long as I use the site and the computer is my computer. If it stops … Continue reading Why do browser cookies expire?

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-06-06

#ebz The Stolen River that flows into the Unterzee - the one they used to call the Thames - passes thr... http://fallenlondon.com/c/98148 # I wonder how many of the people fulminating about Laws are aware that if he'd come out and claimed for sharing with partner, he'd've been... # ...entitled to *more* money than he … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-06-06