What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-08-01

RT @madeupstats: 2 out of 3 fugitive Serbian warlords is now a social media consultant. # Good morning Melbourne. In posh hotel with lovely @chrissiem: yay. She has to spend day at conference and I have to spend day writing: boo! # Although both parties are a bit lacking on the humane-to-refugees front, not having … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-08-01

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-07-25

"the one genuine example of 'political correctness' is the one that stops us from saying 'racist' to describe racism" http://bit.ly/dnL8mD # Yet another entry in the LONG 'reasons to loathe and despise #Singapore' file: http://bit.ly/aORW6Z # Metrics on Times paywall experiment: http://bit.ly/blw5gi - in short, web paywall FAIL, iPad paid app WIN. Or "the Guardian … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-07-25

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