Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Light of my Life

Looks like I made it to the top of the queue.

My light display

Monday, April 26, 2004


Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all. - Sam Ewing

Shine on you Crazy Dublin

As part of the celebrations of Ireland's hosting of the EU presidency, my home town has an interactive light display you can affect over the web. The queue's quite large and although I can't turn every light to face my parents' house, it's fun to see the texture-mapped 3d model of O'Connell St. It's safer than walking down the real thing.

[via (embarassingly) GromBlog]


You are a 75% stickler.

Somehow, I thought I was more pedantic in my usage of the English language. Back to school for me.

[via greenfairydotcom]

Sunday, April 25, 2004

Messing about on the river

Since yesterday was such a lovely day we went for our first punt of the season. Unfortunately so did the rest of Cambridge. As is usually the case we headed from Mill Pond - pictured here - towards Grantchester Meadows for a picnic since most people tend to mill around The Backs not getting anywhere.

The other advantage of going this way is that one can go to Dojo's after for fusion style noodles. Think Wagamama's but nice and inexpensive.

It's only when the summer starts to come out that you realise how lucky it is to live in such a green place.

[Looks like I wasn't the only Cambridge blogger out and about]

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Customer support

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Boy racer

Drivers are getting younger these days.

Consider this alleged set of letters.

I do hope it's true.

[via Gaz]


Thursday, April 15, 2004


Thesis: Put anything on b3ta remotely relating to the late Goatse and the thread length will tend towards infinity.

Apparatus: 1 Cannon Powershot A70, 1 house near Sheffield owned by hippies, 1 internet connection.

Result: Looking at the thread caused, it's considerably bigger, and more homosexual, than most other threads tonight.


If you find this funny you need no explanation. If you don't I'm certainly not providing one.


From my Easter weekend.

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Feeling uninspired

Well I bet nine out of ten people who know me would have guessed this:

Which Family Guy character are you?

[via Ooh, ooh... look what I did...]

Monday, April 12, 2004

Theatre of the Absurd

Thursday, April 08, 2004


Four day weekend. I shall be in Sheffield.

Taoism, Maoism, I Ching, and Chess

This modern re-working of the Tao Te Ching has prompted an excellent discussion on Metafilter. I've read a couple of translations of the Tao but have only grasped some of the simpler concepts. Light-weight intrepretations such as this seem to be a great introduction to what is a great guide for life.

Also from the same thread - when two Buddhist masters meet.

[via Metafilter]

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Much aggregation

Kinja has just gone live. This is a great idea, somewhat akin to how Livejournal's friends page works. You add your favourite weblogs and then get them displayed in a single page sorted by time.

Check out my page here.

Tuesday, April 06, 2004

I listened in English class

You are a GRAMMAR GOD!

If your mission in life is not already to
preserve the English tongue, it should be.
Congratulations and thank you!

How grammatically sound are you?
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[via Neil's World]

Thursday, April 01, 2004


Gil Scott Heron provided the voice for the Tango adverts?

Alice. Rabbit hole.

Won't you come home Bill Bailey?

Probably on the back of a new series of Black Books, Bill Bailey has given this interview about his new tour, Part Troll

I've seen him live in Dublin on his Bewildered tour and was almost in pain from laughter. I'll certainly be booking my ticket for his show at the Corn Exchange on the 11th of June.

In a very related way, Dylan Moran is playing the Corn Exchange on the 23rd of April. Another night for me.

[via Mad Musings of me]

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