Donkey on the Edge

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R1150GS

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Picked up the new GS last night. It’s heartstoppingly beautiful, somewhere between Mad Max and Julianne Moore (ok, so that makes no sense, it looks great ok?). Pointless fact of the day for the bikers out there—it has a 40 litre tank.

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Copyright

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Thank you to the ever in-touch Zeldman for pointing to the Creative Commons project. This is a great idea which hopes to build the public domain while making as many patent and copyright lawyers unemployed. In a nutshell, cut out the middleman by defining in legally recognised terms exactly what usage rights you wish to grant in your work.

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A bot or not

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Just ordered a gorgeous specimen book from Fountain and got a lovely message back in the post, whereupon I replied for no reason convinced that a truly great e commerce brain was at work whereupon I realised it wasn’t a form letter whereupon i realised it was too late so i carried on…

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US hegemony?

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Logged on to amazon.fr to buy CLF some French DVDs. Go to “children’s DVDs” and review listing: 95% of the items on offer are American. What ever happened to the French protecting their language?

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Tired;-)

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Mmmmm… alarm set for 05:00—at desk 05:31 after pouring cold water into coffee instead of kettle grrrr…

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Reflexology

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Oh, and last week I stepped on a plug which was laying prongs-up. For you Americans out there, a British plug has a brass slab about the girth of a pencil as an earth lead. So as I say, I stepped on one of these things and the big ol’ brass thing carved its way into the sole of my foot to near the heel on the right hand side.

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