What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-05-30

Haha, enjoying @BPGlobalPR - this is why having a real social media presence of your own is important... (via @Rooney83) # I'm officially bored of factors driving premium product consumption. And it's bloody 9PM, and I'm not done for today yet... # "The war may be staged, but the murder is real" #classicHoratioquotes #CSIMiami # … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-05-30

Danny Finkelstein: not a journalist

Rory Cellan-Jones has a good article on the BBC site about Murdoch's paywall. Well, I say "good"; being on the BBC site and hence subject to Strict Impartiality Etc, it's far too neutral about the paywall's prospects of success (which are zero). But it's informative. Most informative of all is the final proof that Times … Continue reading Danny Finkelstein: not a journalist

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-05-23

Wow, I managed to confine drunken lunacy to Skype last night - no visible online traces. # Not another bloody ash cloud? Thor will, clearly, have his revenge. Hope they're gone by August... # If you think teaching The Wire in university seminars is 'dumbing down', you're officially the dumb one http://bit.ly/a6j8rp # #ebz The … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-05-23

Geeks miss point on Facebook

A silly XKCD today, suggesting that because sensible non-ubergeek people didn't back open source file formats in the early 2000s, they now have no right to be upset by Facebook's Doing Great Evil. There are only two problems with this analysis: 1) Facebook isn't doing great evil, at all, and if you think it is … Continue reading Geeks miss point on Facebook

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-05-16

I suspect a lot of stupid lies are going to be told in the UK about fairer electoral systems over the next few weeks. # So I re-edited the drunk piece from last night and published it (it's the OneWorld article that I auto-tweeted about 10 mins ago). # Conclusion: I can still do some … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-05-16

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-05-09

#Sydney's public transport system reminds me of London's 10 years ago - ace for routes you commute, 'mare for infrequent trips. # ....and lack of through bus/train or bus/bus tix for single journeys is criminal in both cities. # This is not beatable. All other makers of offensive satirical songs should, at this point, give … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-05-09

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-05-02

my copy of Faith No More's best known single won't play any more #epicfail # i can't get funding for my remake of Spartacus #epicfail # i've been multiplying two mathematical constants both together and by the speed of light, to no avail #epicfail # I always think of the Auteurs' Tombstone when passing the … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-05-02

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-04-25

I'm quite enjoying the ban - off to meet up with a friend who's supposed to be back in the UK, but instead is loafing in Sydney # has been the general manager of a large establishment, but still never would've thought they'd have put him in the Good Squad. # derives pathetic childish joy … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-04-25

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