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

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-03-28

#ebz waiting for my new phone to be delivered requires a certain degree of timewasting, hence http://fallenlondon.com/c/38970 # Self-professed 'libertarian' argues for increased public spending on people living abroad: http://bit.ly/bpJCHU # Boo! The hitherto excellent Daily Mash channels Richard bloody Littlejohn with rubbish "PC gorn mad" nursery rhymes: http://bit.ly/d1a4zI # Alex Massie is ace. I … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-03-28

Financeblogger playground spat

When I grow up, I wouldn't object to being an incredibly rich, disgraced, highly influential, not-proven-guilty-of-fraud Wall Street figure and would-be press baron. However, unlike Henry Blodget, I don't think I'd devote a day's worth of output to slating other financial commentators for being insufficiently productive, hard-working, etc. Worrying about the productivity of people who … Continue reading Financeblogger playground spat

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-03-21

Sarcasm aside, seems fair skills-wise -> RT @davecoleDOTorg Salary for Palace of Westminster lift attendant: £17277 Salary for MP: £64766 # Sitting on world's most excellent view-featuring balcony. Shortly off to remote island for camel rides. Later will fish for oysters. Oh yeah # Any occasion that involves A. Gilligan being roundly told to get … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-03-21

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-03-14

Halifax UK are the most annoying bank, out of all banks. "Try to transfer money to another UK account from abroad -> suspend account" - garr # Delighted that the best film I've seen in the cinema in about five years won at the Hoscars, much as that reflects my cinema-going # Coke Zero is … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-03-14

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-03-07

Shocked by the price of books in Australia - UK-published paperbacks with gbp8.99 printed on the back go here for $25, over 2x as much # ...possibly this explains certain highly unfair local stereotypes about learning / culture...? # Reading UK blogs for the first time in several weeks, people seem to be seriously considering … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-03-07

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-02-28

#ebz Melbourne is cloudy, and daytime TV here is unspeakably bad. Hence: http://fallenlondon.com/c/23971 # Sydney is awesome, in the "excellent" sense of the word. Sydney rents are awesome, in the "inspiring terror and fear" sense of the word # Flat-hunting is rubbish. New area exploring is fun. At least we get to combine the two … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-02-28

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-02-21

Wow, Perth is like all of the best aspects of western civilisation combined. #thishappenswhenyouspendamonthinAsia # Western Australia features quite astounding amounts of nothing at all. Pretty nothing at all, mind. # Internet connection too poor for full-scale review of 8-hour wine tour. Short review: DRINK! Bonzer. # Off to see how Perth celebrates Carnival Brazilian-style. … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-02-21

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-02-14

Bali is nice. Just spent 2 hours bodysurfing. Possibly a real board may be called for tomorrow. Now - COCKTAILS! # As @TheBuddhaSmiled says, the hotel is pretty dire: there aren't any pellets in the automatic bug-killer, and wifi only works in the bar # Also, the bar and massage service in the pool doesn't … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-02-14

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-02-07

Trying to find things to do in Siem Reap that don't involve drinking or going to Angkor Wat is surprisingly tricky... # #ebz yup, more of the same http://fallenlondon.com/c/14140 # Angkor Wat is an amazing feat of art and engineering. However, I now entirely understand the meaning of the phrase "templed out" # Waiting for … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-02-07