March 23, 2000
[MP3] “Napster? Never heard of it mate” — UK reaction to Napster/MP3. It’s not an issue in the UK because nobody can afford to download MP3’s anyway. I reckon students are probably starting to get interested in it but you need free networking to make it fly like it is in the States — especially at American universities.
[Link for a Friend!] The Official Dirty Dancing Web Site. “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”
[tech] Nice overview of why text created on Windows PC’s looks tiny on Macintoshes….
[Personal Shite] Busy, Busy, Busy….
March 22, 2000
[tech] Useful article on which MP3 encoder is the best.
[random] I would have thought that the phrase “The revolution will be netcast!” would be on a lot more sites than it actually is. Interesting…
“How Madonna became one of us” [NewsUnlimited]
March 21, 2000
[Mayor for London] Beardy does not like redheads!
[I seem to be doing a lot of links about hair — Beckham, Dobson and Evans… I wish I could explain why but as always my motivations remain hidden from me. What the hell was I thinking of when I linked to a Ralph Wiggum quote straight after an interesting article about the media during Kosovo?]
March 20, 2000
Frightening article about war correspondents during the Kosovo conflict.
“One difficulty is that the media have little or no memory. War correspondents have short working lives and there is no tradition or means for passing on their knowledge and experience. The military, on the other hand, is an institution and goes on forever. The military learned a lot from Vietnam and these days plans its media strategy with as much attention as its military strategy.”
Can men read? Apparently men don’t like reading books with “love” in the title.
[Mayor for London] NewsUnlimited reports that Chris Evans is giving £100,000 to Ken’s campaign.
March 19, 2000
[lastminute] Some fallout from lastminute.com’s recent ipo: BBC News report on delivery times for a bottle of Champagne from Lastminute and here’s a copy of the lastminute FAQ from Motley Fool’s chat forum.
[Comics] I am a reformed X-Men fan. I have not picked up a copy of this comic since the early ’90’s and my peak X-Men reading year was probably 1988-89. That was until last week… when I picked up an issue of Generation-X scripted by Warren Ellis. Here’s a trailer for the X-Men film which comes out this summer. I don’t want to be a born again X-Fan. I’m nearly thirty…. I’m too old for this shit….
[my-head-hurts] Interview in The Observer with David Irving. It’s too early in the morning to be reading the views of people like this.
March 18, 2000
[Comics] New “Come In Alone” column by Warren Ellis in CBR. “Comics are plain, conservative, old-looking objects. And this sacred bloody ugliness bores into the brains of people immersed in the culture too long, until they see nothing wrong with it.”
[my-head-hurts] God help us… todays big news is that David Beckham has had a haircut.
[Telly] Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) retuns on BBC1 tonight. I’ve been looking forward to this for a while…. You can find Trailers here.
March 17, 2000
[lists] The Death List — Top 28 Celebrity Deaths and Suicides! [via clip2.com] My Dead Pool? The Queen Mum and Barbara Cartland…
[internet] icontown [via The Face magazine — does The Face have a web site?]
[movies] I’ve just found the trailer for the movie High Fidelity which is based on Nick Hornby’s book. Don’t think I’ll be watching that one…
[london] I booked tickets for the London Eye today. According to the Guardian the London Eye is the place to be seen….
[Mayor for London] The gloves start to come off in the race to become London’s mayor as the first signs of dirty tricks appear…
March 16, 2000
My hour is up. More later…