Donkey on the Edge

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Sola, perdutta abbandonata

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“Sola” is 12 minutes long. It’s the last fragment of Pucinni’s Manon and I still find myself crying at the end of it. I’m not normally partial to romantic nonsense, but Callas–in mono–in mp3–on shitty computer speakers–wow.

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Sex and death

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Nick and I took CLF to see the Turner Prize show at the Tate yesterday. Much fun was had all around, in particular by winding up guards by pulling on exhibit ropes and by attempting to eat the Chapmans’ worms (which were v. securely fastened, thankfully).

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‘Stains’

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James just handed me an FT article about the nursery chain industry.

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Tea and shill bidding

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Am sitting here of a Thursday afternoon listening to the conversation at the Scarlet tea party happening in the adjoining desk-space. I don’t know when people stopped talking about sex, real-estate or even the weather, but the conversation has centred almost exclusively on eBay for the last hour.

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Invaluable

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Cool, well written and very useful. If you’re as in the dark as I am with RegEx patterns, this will help:

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More fun with timesaving

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Don’t know if this was always the case and I just missed it, but the new version of photoshop has a nice refinement to the “Hue/Saturation” dialogue. When you click on “colorize”, the hue you start with is based on the foreground colour. This means if you’re making a bunch of tinted background graphics to match a site’s colourways, you don’t have to fiddle with the “hue” slider anymore (much).

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