Longhaired nearsighted monster with a guitar

A Monkees spooky-special on Joost. (Seems to be globally available except USA). see also – http://www.joost.com/halloween/ IMDB – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0650671/ Trivia – http://monkeestv2.tripod.com/season1/monster.html From Joost : Monkees, The – Episode 18 – I Was a Teenage Monster (Digital Continuous Edit) Monkees, The – Episode 18 – I Was a Teenage Monster (Digital Continuous Edit) from the […]

Nuke Em High

Shadow trade and industry secretary Alan Duncan said: “Whatever the rhetoric, there is nothing in this White Paper that will guarantee that a single nuclear power station will be built.” “Business will only invest in nuclear power if it knows its costs – it needs certainty about carbon, decommissioning, and waste.” http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6681377.stm “Clean, safe and […]

Shooting Nick

Just started watching this one on the Raindance TV Joost channel, but I don’t have time right now. In the absence of a bookmarking system I’ll clutter my blog with links. It’s good to have more watchable stuff on Joost than I’ve time to watch :) See also http://www.cascadesky.com/projects_nick.html From Joost : Shooting Nick Intending […]

“The World is now closed”

Facebook in many ways is pretty open for a ‘social networking’ site. It gives extension apps a good amount of access to both data and UI. But the closed world language employed in their UI betrays the immodest assumption “Facebook knows all”. Eric Childress and Stuart Weibel are now friends with Charles McCathienevile. John Doe […]


“He looked so mean, the way he was looking at everyone,” Robbins said. “It was very frightening, like something out of a movie.” […] [as the plane prepares to take off] Hanging Lady: Nervous? Ted Striker: Yes. Hanging Lady: First time? Ted Striker: No, I’ve been nervous lots of times.

OpenID plugin for WordPress

I’ve just installed Alan J Castonguay’s WordPress OpenID plugin on my blog, part of a cleanup that included nuking 11000+ comments in the moderation queue using the Spam Karma 2 plugin. Apologies if I zapped any real comments too. There are a few left, at least! The OpenID thing appears to “just work”. By which […]

Bottles and teargas in Piazza Navona

I’ve just posted 100 or so photos from the anti-Bush protest in Rome last night. Zac and I were on the way to a restaurant when we stumbled into the protest in Piazza Navona, just by the Senate where Bush apparently was in meetings. We wandered around the square taking photos of the protesters, then […]