Donkey on the Edge

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Comment

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Got this lovely note yesterday (I know, I know. I need to enable comments–I’ve just been too busy. I should have Donkey on Moveable Type soon)

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D-Day

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You know, I’ve been so busy today that I totally forgot that it’s the 6th of June. I spent a lot of time on the Normandy beaches as a child with my family (I grew up in France) collecting shrapnel, bits of cartridge casings and so on. It’s a testimony to the intensity of the combat that metal artifacts were still on the ground thirty years later…

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Office

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Have just moved Pumpernickle into desk space at an architecture practice called muf. Their web site has this to say about them:

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So CLF is a year old

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On Saturday (31 May) little CLF was one year old. I can’t believe how quickly this year has spun by, seems just yesterday Nick and I were holed up in a room at the Royal Free, me trying to give her good news as I watched CLF’s head come in and out of sight.

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The Accident Group

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The accident group went belly-up today after sacking its employees by text message(?) I mention this not because it’s good news–I feel for those thousands of unemployed–it’s just that I find it encouraging that an ambulance-chasing outfit didn’t manage to survive in Britain. AG was the first of its kind to offer ‘no-win-no-fee’ legal work in the UK. With any luck, Britons won’t catch compensation fever;-)

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Norvege, nul points

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Except this time round it was UK nul points. Has to be the first time–not a single point…

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You gotta be kidding (Sony shocks and awes)

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Sony withdraws “shock and awe” trade mark filing

Sony has withdrawn a trade mark application for the phrase “shock and awe” which was used by US forces to describe the initial bombing campaign in Iraq. Media criticism made Sony abandon its plan to use the term for a PlayStation game.

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