Donkey on the Edge

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Raettig vs Jobs

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Never have I met anyone more capable of taking a piece of gorgeous, ground-breaking industrial design and turning it to useless rubble in seconds…

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What do they fear?

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What is it with everyone these days, first KPMG hassles Chris for linking to them and now NPR (no, that’s the NRA - the NPR is the well-meaning public braodcasting lot) are demanding that people complete a form to request the permission to link to them. How can we have a hypertext-based medium without the hypertext?

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This week

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Well, it’s Friday, and Nick and CLF have gone off to visit young Gulia, one of the nct babies. It’s been quite a week, Nick’s parents came down to stay with us, CLF discovered the fun of staying up all night and I can’t seem to focus on my keyboard enought to finish anything. To top it all off, we lost to Brazil :-( Don’t know why, but I was sure we were going to do well this time. I wonder if Andreas’ theory linking sporting performance with national trends like GDP will prove to be true. If it is, we’re in for a rocky ride…

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Browsers are getting interesting again

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I’ve just downloaded the new version of netscape — it has all the down-to-basics functionality of Communicator, but with the added extra of a (largely) standards-compliant rendering engine. Also, my parents should be able to upgrade from 4.73 without losing their profiles, mailboxes and shortcuts (ie without pain).

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More nonsense

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I’ve modified the generator script so that the selection of links (over there on the right) automatically extracts my bookmark file and chops out links using a seeded number. This happens every sixty minutes. “Cool” I thought, and then I realised that I don’t edit this file, it just grows in a more or less free-form way.

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Mr Raettig’s mum

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Just a quick grin of thanks to Mr Raettig. His cutdown version of OpenBSD has been powering mum, the pumpernickle intranet box for the last 16 months and his configuration has proved remarkably robust.

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Grin

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…Eager not only to point out rotundity,
He does math too, and shows, with air of profundity,
How much more destructive are sweet, fatty snacks
Than militant Islamic terror attacks…

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CLF

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has been in the house for a week now. She now sleeps in her carry-cot during the day and in bed with Nick and I at night. In between, she is learning to poo and fart at the same time while having her nappy changed, and likes to engage in nipple battering with her mummy. Breast feeding is going well (sez he with no milk) but CLF has a funny thing about Nick’s right breast (which personally, I’ve always found very acceptable) whereby she needs to have a little argybargy with the nipple before latching onto it for her dinner.

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