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Horse

Just had a lovely morning in the rain with CU-1. We were gonna do the painting thing, but then I remembered the stables at the London Equestrian Center (CU-1 liked Albert best I think–lots of fuzzy mane in the fac...

Family,

Raser Français

The French have a wonderful knack for keeping it simple.

Big Media ate my budget

It’s nice when a blogger says something short and to the point:

Poo

I love this post by Chris, and because I can easily post a link to it, I shall;-)

Sleepy babies

As long as I’m messing about with the video capture on the ixus, one of the nicest things (well, one of many many nice things, but one that stands out in a particular way) about having a young child is the way the...

Family,

Bad Dad

I mention CU-1’s adventures on swings in an earlier post. If you read this blog on your mobile phone (or indeed just download stuff via the web and then copy it over), you’ll be able to see very bad Dad In Action ...

Family,

Demon DNS

Just got this from Demon, my ISP of choice for a number of years:

Ouch, ouch, ouch

First things first–If you’re one of the many people who come here from A List Apart please read this.

And another ouch

I’ve just noticed the access logs filling up with calls to “permalinker”–this is a pretty major oops as I’ve always believed URIs should be permanent.

And now we return to our scheduled broadcast…

I had so many bits, bobs and backups tied into my blogging engine that it was taking me forever to migrate safely to Movable Type. A negative side-effect of running what was a truly nasty hack in the first place w...

Having my mouth unstitched

The stuff that I think several people out there get a kick out of reading on Donkey tends to form in my brain like scum on pot of soaking chickpeas. When I first started posting, the system was so fast that it cov...

The Joy of Links (go on, click click click)

One Two (…and isn’t weird that there’s a “w” in “two”?) Three

Tough Times in Devon!

May is when all the councils reorganize. Mayors get elected, committees too, and in the reorganization of East Devon’s planning arm–The Development Control Committee–disaster struck!

More translation

Have just struggled through another hummaniteinenglish.com translation. A very interesting piece about the effect on left-wing parties of forgetting one’s left wing. I worry a bit, the French is pretty pompous and...

No way…

Yes way

Grommet

Pantograph is a lovely word:-) Thank you Gail

200

From this piece (on bbc.co.uk)

Your ass in a polling station (today)

Have just returned from voting.

6600

And I just unlocked my Nokia 6600 so now I can use the Orange SIM in it:-)

Techno-bollocks,

Photo-pedantry

So the England team’s practice sessions are being spied upon by “Zoom lenses hidden in golf carts” and celebrities sunning sans clothes are violated by zoom lenses that “literally reach in and pull the image out”.

Interesource

Just met some really nice people at a studio in the city.

Madge

So Billy and I went to this Alexander McQueen bash last Thursday night and drank way too much champagne and then Billy raised his paddle and bought Madonna’s tights…

More fun with advertising

So I’m still digging around the advertising industry looking to see if I have an idea or not…

What’s a ficathon?

I love these people. The following from http:// www.livejournal.com/users/charlotteu/friends

Priorities?

Now this is just silly ;-)

Listen. Learn. Participate

Donkeyontheedge is all about internet citizenship.

MT not free anymore

All in all, if B+M want to do the MT thing full time, they have to charge. It’s always a sting when something you’ve used for free goes paying, but in their case there really isn’t any other way.

L’Hummanité

Did my first translation for L’Humanité in English last night.

My first foray into charity fundraising on Ebay

(See earlier post re auctioning a vanity spot on educational charity The Lecture List to raise funds for hosting) raised a whopping 6 pennies (sixpence?) from a staggering two (2) bids…

text message to bicycle to chalk on pavement -- -)

Wireless activists are using bicycles with wireless internet access to allow visitors to the Stop Bush website to post messages on the streets and pavements of New York City. The cycles have an on-board chalk-spra...

OK guys, time to pony up for charity

You know you want to :-)

Dug is impolite but working for an underfunded educational charity

Hello List, just thought I’d spam you guys with a site I’ve just launched for an educational charity that lists lectures, get-togethers and happenings nationwide.

more from Devon

Jed writes about life as a Devon councillor

Joe Frank

The trucking of illegal immigrants into the U.S. leads to prison at a small, liberal arts lock-up. There, we meet Jones, the huge, black king of the penitentiary and his white slave warden, Farrington. Eventually,...

Spent the day watching two young persons

In cheap black suits and unpolished DMs sit at a reception desk.

My heart

Is filled with darkness right this second.

Try searching for Gwen Thomas…

…the Association of Photographers’ rights negotiator and European Pyramide representative and end up without her email address, but with the knowledge that if I want to I can see my chakras spinning :-)

On hold…

The guy (an HP employee) replied “what’s Postscript?” this is like a baker not knowing about flour, a children’s television producer not having watched “Sesame Street” or the president not knowing the constitut...

In Dug's really old stuff,

DANA-WW

What is the Dana Centre? I wondered, speculating as to whether it might be a musical venue commemorating the life and times of Ireland’s first Eurovision winner in 1970. Or a Bulgarian cultural centre? In fact i...