March 21, 2000
[Mayor for London
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?]
[MP3] Gnutella Nullsoft’s open-source Napster
clone lives on
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.
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
[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….
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
[Major for London] More dirty tricks? Ken strikes back… check out this link
. [via Haddock
[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
[Mayor for London] 101 Things
you never knew about Ken
. [via The View From Here
[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
[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…
The Guardian on easyEverything
— this article captures the atmosphere pretty well. I’ve been visiting a lot recently — trying to cut those peak-rate phone bills — and it reminds me of the university computer rooms I used to work
[personal shite] It’s another one hour powerblog from easyEverything
. Tom from Barbelith
links to me! Yes I sometimes do this in the easyEverything from TCR… it’s close to GOSH!, Forbidden Planet and it’s on my way home from work… Thanks for the Link, Tom.
March 15, 2000
The Guardian shines a spotlight on Alastair Campbell
— Tony Blair’s press secretary. He does not seem to know very much about the Human Genome Project
. I am not impressed.
My hour at easyEverything
is up. I’m outta here…
[Mayor for London] Ken Livingstone broke Common’s rules on registered interests
— apparently about 150, 000 squids worth of outside interests. What next? Stories on Ken’s flirtations with underage girls, drugs and sweets? Dobbo and the Rent Boys on Hampstead Heath?
[movies] BBC News confirms that Speilberg’s next project will be AI
— Stanley Kubrick’s unfinished (unstarted?) film about artificial intelligence. I love Kubrick films but Eyes Wide Shut
was just awful…. sorry Stanley!! AI has been 30 years in the making… hopefully Speilberg can do justice to Kubrick’s vision — whatever that was.