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Have just read that ram speeds are increasing more slowly than processor, bus and disk speeds. The implication is that apps built to use ram (like Perl) will begin to loose favour.

Joy of registration

Just got this in the mail…

Atom40 make stone tables (really)

Wow, a press ad and a web site and it took a good 30 minutes to figure out what it was about.


Absent-mindedly pick up the Nov02 issue of wallpaper that Nicki left on my desk and start to flick…a piece about Stavanger, the town in Norway my gran came from, oh look, an interesting looking ad…it says to go to...

It’s a modern miracle

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a ‘server’ and a ‘workstation’? You know, you need to buy a machine and are flicking through those little Dabsdirect catalogues that seem to multiply on you do...

Casualty 751090

I’ve found this page helpful.

Poppies (Monday isn’t Sunday)

I had a discussion with my Dad when I was down in Devon a couple of weeks ago. He was questioning why I don’t wear a poppy at this time of year.

Almond magnums

dear all, it has been mighty quiet of late on Donkey. If I carry on like this I’ll end up on, a combination of total IT meltdown (no workstation, no powerbook), freakout over building works (my dodgy...

Cooked a couple malards

For tea yesterday. Roasted them whole on a bed of garlic, chilli, parsley and plums. Added liberal quantities of delicious French organic butter, olive oil, salt and pepper.

Going on holiday frees your mind

To think about the really important things like why, in American Pie II is the band-camp so close to the beach house?


So I’m sitting at a table at the Welcome Break just up the M1 working on the actionscript Andy sent me last night and I go to paste it back into his file when tarnations, I realise I’ve only pulled the .swf off th...


Came across the website of an airport’s chapel while searching for airport advertising billboard specs and was amazed by this description. Part of me thinks PC a step too far, while the rest of me is still trying ...

Normal service

Well, got home last night and had a very therapeutic cry. I’ve been letting things stack up recently and really need a break. Faiq, my evil scumbag neighbour manages to add his two cents of pain and frustration to...


A shitty day




Dear Faiq,

Thank you John Trubee

Not sure what reminded me of this song. (Lyrics reproduced without permission)


Spam with added Flash—a little bandwidth borrowing from a spammer:-)


Tuesday evening…


Well, it had to happen, on Wednesday night I grabbed a bag and ran out of the house leaving a pile of smelly dishes and the cat behind me. I got to Dunblane (that’s a place in Scotland, which is not next to Mexico...


Once again, proof that New Yorkers have far too much time on their hands…


Very tasty lunch at Liz and Stu’s. Liz prepared jambon persillé the proper way (boil pig’s trotter with aromatics etc.). I haven’t had home made meat jelly in a long time, bit of a treat really. She followed that ...


They don’t keep their software up to date in a way that is useful to the user, but I won’t go there…


You know, there’s nothing more pitiful than an empty cot:-(


There is no way this really works, is there?

PS2 (the boy inside)

On the theme of selfish pleasures, I picked up a Playstation 2 a few weeks back. The replays in Gran Turismo are just too gorgeous for words. Take your Tommy Makinen Evo VII around Tokyo special stage 11 in the mi...

Selfish pleasures

Am off to see Woody Harrelson and Kyle MacLachlan in ‘On An Average Day.’ Reviews are good—will report back:-)

The good old days of terrorism (bis)

I was catching up with my newspaper reading this evening, when I came across a story which describes in coherent terms what I was talking about in the earlier post re Baader-Meinhof, Carlos et al.


I came home from the train station with a secret plan to smoke a gorgeous cuban cigar in the bath while reading the newspaper cover to cover with no disturbance but in the end I already miss little CU-1:-(

Aliterative packing

breast pads bra birkenstocks…

Family type news (ie baby talk)

News for CU-1 fans and followers…


Have never watched Parky til now. Saw Bowie and Hanks a couple of weeks ago and am currently listening to Fry and Williams. I think I can safely say that Parky is the daddy.

West Wing series I

Have just watched the twenty-two episodes of West Wing’s first series. I have to say, DVDs of favourite televisions shows rock. Now if I could only get someone to buy me the whole Star Trek collection I could fest...


Well, haven’t posted much recently, I’ve been working like a dog—sleeping three or four hours and getting straight back to the computer. No fun (Jack dull boy)…

Display problems?

I’ve been getting news of display problems. Apparently, these pages are not completely rendering in IE5 mac and IE5Win98. I’m having a hard time isolating the problem, so have to revert to a cheesier stylesheet th...

Things that work as they should

Just ordered Adrian Frutiger’s l’Homme et ses signes in a rather delicious edition by Atelier Perrousseaux. I believe he wrote the original in German, but this edition from 2000 updates and refines the French edit...


Just wanted to extend some sympathy to Tom, who has been burglared. It happened to me in New York and I know exactly what you mean about the camera, Tom.

Can’t find a mob in your area? Why not start one?

Saw a piece on NTK about a site which had been shut down at the request of a Jim Pearce from the met’s Obscene Publications Unit (though the fax header seems to say “clubs and vice” whatever that means…). All that...

…everybody knows…we like donkeys…lalala…

Not entirely sure what this has to do with donkeys really. But check it out anyway (with your sound turned on).

I’m always the last to spot these things

Where do you want to go today? Try typing “go to hell” into Google.