Monday, November 24, 2003
The Second (or was that the Thirtieth?) Coming of Phillip K. Dick. The Man gets the Wired magazine treatment - a pretty good summary.
Over the weekend we did a couple of walks over to Annacurragh, in between giving the house a good going over and starting a new book. Hot whiskeys and a warm fire and welcome (!) from John at the Annacurragh Inn.
Friday, November 21, 2003
First day I've felt really well in a long time. Good bye, flu virus, may you burn in hell.
New job opportunities are beckoning - doing tech support for the Mob.
Reminds me of the old Grateful Dead song:
I had a steady job
Hauling items for the mob
Y'know the pay was pathetic
It's a shame those boys couldn't be more copacetic
Zoom zoom! The graphics on this page provide a pretty fascinating zoom trip through the universe working through the exponentals of a metre from the macro world of the galaxy down to individual quarks. Pretty awesome!
Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Bush is being wheeled around London as we speak. Somehow I don't think he'll be making time for a quiet word with Mike Moore, who's over there to "greet" him ...
Estimating the aerial cruising velocity of an unladen swallow. If you just want to know without all the maths, it's about 24 miles an hour.
Tuesday, November 18, 2003
Blogging still patchy due to health constraints.
We went to Amsterdam at the weekend - usual good pre-Christmas cheer (undaunted by the usual crap A'dam weather at this time of year). Somehow it's a city whose charms never grow old - there's always something new to do. This time our new things were to (a) start using the tram system properly, bombing around town instead of taking all day walking and (b) visitiing De Pijp, where the ethnic-flavoured market and associated shops has lots better value than you see in touristville A'dam.
We're gonna go again next May!!! WE've resolved to make a special shopping budget and do some big-time shopping next time.
Something we have seen before: the Sint Nicholas fun and games were afoot: carriages, bands, guys in blackface ...
Tuesday, November 11, 2003
Gloomy news for the open source camp: the Reg tries to make it an upbeat story, but it ain't.
Monday, November 10, 2003
And the beat(ing) goes on - a real 3 week dragon-virus - getting the last lash (we hope) of it's tail right now. Blogging more in defiance than anything else.
Spotted on Slashdot - Disney finally bows out of hand-drawn animation for good.
Thursday, November 4, 2003
Even bigger outage (outrage) than I though it would be. More of a virus than a bug proper. Chastening to realise how much, how easily, how thoughtlessly the world/web goes on without you. So bear it in mind, guys, we might think otherwise, but we're REALLY ALL JUST BIOMASS - which from a cosmic )or even terrestrial/oceanic point of view, is just roadkill waiting to happen. It takes less time than you think to become part of the food-chain, companeros ...
posted by A Seeker after Knowledge 3:37 AM