March 14, 2000
The OED goes online. The Oxford English Dictionary took seventy years to complete. The fascinating story behind it’s creation can be found in the book The Professor and the Madman. Here’s a link to the OED’s page on it’s history.
[lastminute] Various Links on Lastminute: Comment from NewsUnlimited. The current share price from UKinvest and finally the site in question: lastminute.com
[lastminute ipo] BBC News reports that lastminute floats at 3.80 a share.
March 13, 2000
[Movies] Here’s a link to The Insider website. I found a link to the original source material for The Insider — an article in Vanity Fair — “The Man Who Knew To Much”
[Mayor for London] BBC News supplies a fascinating political analysis on beards in the British Government. Why no picture of Dobson without the beard? I’ve not seen one on the web anywhere… weird.
Yet another “is the Internet bubble going to burst” article. The lastminute.com IPO seems to be generating a bunch of them in the UK press.
[lastminute ipo] According to News Unlimited — lastminute is likely to be heavily over subscribed.
March 12, 2000
Great two-part article/interview with John Romero on his upcoming game Daikatana [Part One] [Part Two]
[movies] Interview with Jeffery Wigand. This is the man who blew the whistle on Big Tobbacco and who’s story recently formed the inspiration for Michael Mann’s film The Insider.
Yet another “is the Technology bubble going to burst?” article.
The Sunday Times has a profile of Ian Brady. Why bother?
“Whatever happened to Quentin Tarantino?” Is Tarantino the bizzaro Y2K Howard Hughes?
[Mayor for London] “Hoi! Lose the hair Beardy!” The Observer reports that the aides have told Frank Dobson to lose the beard or lose the election. Someone should report that bullshitting mirthmakers are running the Dobson campaign!
March 11, 2000
[quote] “I really do think that the battlelines have been drawn. I want to see comics as a pop medium, I want to see the Forbidden Planet empire reaching out to every city in the world like McDonald’s. I want to see comic creators and retailers in Vogue and on telly, but ranged against that brilliant global vision are the cornershop bankers who just want to sneak home with their brown paper bags and their Betty Page video’s and who’re just desperate to keep comics at the level of stamp collecting and train-spotting because they can’t face up to the glare of the real world. Which side will you be on? — its as simple as that.” — Grant Morrison (1992)
[MP3] A new version of Winamp is available. Download from here. Winamp is a free MP3 player for Windows.
Check out Blogger. It’s the website I use to update linkmachinego.com — the Blogger website just got a redesign.
March 10, 2000
New book from O’Reilly: Tactical Systems Administration
March 9, 2000
A life in Crime — Ian Rankin on crime novels. “Here’s the scoop: crime writing is sexy.”
lastminute.com up’s it’s share price.
Be Afraid. MI5 is watching your email according to the BBC — especially if you get emails from David Shayler…
According to the Guardian Labour MPs love Harry Potter books.
March 8, 2000
The Internet has been in the news alot today in the UK. Various Links: Nine high flying tech stocks join the FTSE-100 according to BBC News. BT to offer free net access — rather expensive unmetered access! This is London reports on the lastminute.com ipo.
According to The Economist the Internet is running out of names!
Watching the Detective – interview with the detective leading the murder hunt for Jill Dando.
March 7, 2000