April 14, 2000
[Mp3] Metallica sues Napster: “it is sickening to know that our art is being traded like a commodity rather than the art that it is.” Guh?
April 13, 2000
[Comics] Frank Miller to do a sequel to Batman: Dark Knight Returns?
[onion] David Irving would probably agree with the Onion on this: Did Six Million Really Visit The Holocaust Museum?
[tech] Wap phones are like ZX Spectrums [Text Only]. Hmmm… nice idea…
[mayor for london] newsUnlimited reports on: The collected controversies of Ken Livingstone According to reports Ken’s lead had dropped by 12 points.
[mayor for london] Let’s play Fantasy Mayor … enter your preferences on 15 key issues and fantasy mayor will tell you which candidate to vote for. [via ChrisH]
Two murders that won’t go away : Sam Sheppard is still a fugitive. Jeffrey MacDonald still protests his innocence… MacDonald’s pregnant wife and two children were murdered in Feb 1970 a month before I was born… over thirty years ago. Murders cast long shadows, I guess.
April 12, 2000
[personal shite] Just thought of a title for a great war comic: VICAR WITH A GUN (IN MONTE CASSINO). [It saddens me to admit that I am thirty years old and still think of stuff like that… What is wrong with me?]
[weblogs] The daddy and mummy of weblogging have an argument. [Update: Jorn’s response]
[uk news] newsUnlimited covers anti-vivisectionists protesting outside the houses of investors in Huntingdon Life Sciences.
[nazi] Steve Bell’s brilliant cartoon on Irving.
[nazi] David Irving loses his libel case. The Guardian headlines with — Irving: consigned to history as a racist liar — which sums up my feelings. Here is newsUnlimited’s special report.
April 11, 2000
[mayor for london] Livinstone suggests that the international financial system kills more people than Hitler did in WWII every year.
[mp3] Yahoo News reports on Napster’s defense [via slashdot thread]
[comics] BBC News reports that Dan Dare is fifty.
[tech] Suck on skins: We have seen the future, and it is damned hard to use.
[MP3 links] What is Gnutella? / The New World of Gnutella / Content Shifts to the Edges
[the horror! the horror!] newsUnlimited interviews Jimmy Saville. [Text Only]
April 10, 2000
[tech] Zdnet provides an interesting history of MP3. You can’t stop the music…
[weblogs] Jim Roepcke has come up with a really cool interface to the favourites facility of weblogs.com. For example here is: linkmachinego.com’s, Daily Doozer’s and Barbelith’s.
[WE] New column from Warren Ellis. He recommends you go read Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. I agree… one of the best comics ever…
[lastminute] lastminute.com is best known UK travel brand on the Internet according to a new survey.
April 9, 2000
[tech] A UK Archbishop warns that the internet is evil [Low Graphics]. Has he actually used it, I wonder?
April 7, 2000
[tech] mp3.com’s bulletin board on MP3 encoders. [via Random ($foo)]
newsUnlimited asks: Would you get baptised just to please your dying father? No. [Text Only]
[GM] Hmmm… the Invisibles seem to have got grantmorrison.com
[two unrelated links?] Queen’s dot.com shares fall. How Pac-Man and Mrs Pac-Man have sex… [update: Queenie’s shares have rallied as 2.30pm]
[BOFH] The BOFH interpretation skills test. Which side are you on?
April 6, 2000
[uk] newsunlimited has an interesting profile of Charlie Kray [Text Only] who died recently. Here’s the Guardian’s Obit [Text Only].
BBC News reports that Post-It notes are twenty years old today…