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Écoutez et répétez (part deux)

Several of you requested a translation of Plastic Bertrand’s “Ça plane pour moi” (is that cedilla right?) after I posted the lyrics a few months back. Being a helpful sort of chap I said ‘sure’ but as is so often ...

…and you thought I was fociferous

more warm feelings about netsol at–I particulary like the sound loop;-)

Easycar is a rip-off

Just thought I’d share with the world that I am about to be fucked up the arse by Stelios Haji-Ioannou.


Have just spent the morning hanging a twenty-thousand-dollar sound meter off the edge of a top floor balcony at the Docklands Hilton. Not exactly “fun” but definitely interesting–I was helping my mate Ben who is i...

Perfect day

Moments I’ll remember forever–16:00 sitting on a bench in the courtyard of the Royal Academy having just taken CU-1 to see the Summer Show, her on my left knee seriously focusing on the bottle of milk I’m holding ...


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)


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 cartrid...

Re: contact from donkey web log

Got this interesting comment in the post today re the Sony shock and awe story from


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

So CU-1 is a year old

On Saturday (31 May) little CU-1 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...

The Accident Group

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...

Greetings to the person from Singapore…

…who got here searching for “koran osx”. As Barry Norman claims he never said, and why not?

Conceptual ARRRRRt

If you wanted to find out what you call a naked pirate in a room with a wolf you’d have to read this page at

Norvege, nul points

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

You gotta be kidding (Sony shocks and awes)

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 cri...

On now…

More awesomeness on WFMU:

Apple die die die

The Apple store has just confirmed that they are not offering an upgrade path for owners of OS X Server.

African porkies

So I just this second deleted the latest edition of the Nigerian scam letter and was about to go back to work when I was struck by the depth of the narrative. This particular one goes on in depth to describe the p...


To misuse a phrase from Blue Velvet, …why are there people like Frank in the world? Read the papers this morning and didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. The sheer Orwelian-ness (is that a word?) of the Iraq situ...

Mail from Andy

Hiya, I’m after a quick fav. My mate has just starting up a new website that needs a bit of advertising. Could you please forward on this address to as many people as you know, and ask them to look at it and pass ...


Well, it’s about twenty to five in morning and I’ve been working all night:-(

Cyber Hemingway

Do you ever get the feeling that the bloggosphere is turning into Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast? The more I read blogs, the more I get the impression everyone is talking about the same ten people. We’ve all started...

If you’re a New Yorker…

…and you’ve had grief from Verisign, read this news now. (thanks anil)

Jed in East Devon elections

Billy has this to say about that :-)

Re -- Election

My father, Jed is living testimony that if you don’t have a go, you’ll never know how well you could do. The man is unstoppable:-) He sent me this two minutes ago. Go Jed!

And again…

I seem to remember being aware of Mena’s liking of Yéyé-girl music from reading but had stored that information someplace hard to get to. So I decided to have a go at installing Moveable Type on my...

And one more thing…

…an amazing bug (OSX 10.2.5) spotted while rummaging around


There’s an interesting article over at (thanks daringfireball) outlining his theory of how Apple has defeated the credit card handling charge on their music store. In essence, how can they afford to s...

Movable Type 2.63

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The sun is out

In London, and the bike is good:-)


More fantastic spam, this time, from Italy, home of the longer-lasting Channel No5. Is it just me or are these people cheeky in the extreme

Donkey sanctuary?[links]

OK, Chris reckons a blog that passes the hat is cheap, dirty, rude and pointless, but Caroline likes the idea of helping the little guy publish against all odds.


When you live in the country trees matter.


14:50:10 - Nick and CU-1 kiss me goodbye and disappear out the front door.


So does anyone else find it absurd that the framers of the DVD standards decided it would be ‘versatile’ to have every crummy little post-production house design human-computer interfaces? I mean, I was amazed whe...

Jed for Budleigh

My Pa is running for office(?!) for the town council of Budleigh Salterton and the East Devon District Council (the seat of power in the region). All a bit last minute and sudden (the election is in May) but if yo...

Julia Margaret Cameron

Took CU-1 to the National Portrait Gallery yesterday to see the Julia Margaret Cameron show. She wasn’t impressed, but liked the more colourful portraits elsewhere in the museum…

Nope, I didn’t know that

I didn’t know that as well as the aliases the Prince, the Emir, Abu Abdallah and Hajj, Bin Laden sometimes goes by the alias the Director. Cute, I thought…

You gotta be kidding

And I quote…

./configure make

Have just compiled Lynx from source on my server. Brrr, scary (but strangely satisfying as the power of the command line finally reaches me…)