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Shortcomings

Spotted this in Foyles yesterday – the last few Optic Nerve editions (the ones about Ben Tanaka) collected into a hardback published by Faber in the UK, and also on Amazon. I’ve been following this series since I ran across a copy of Tomine’s Sleepwalk and other stories a few years back and proceeded to […]

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New favourite iPhone review

From Carrie Brownstein’s NPR blog: “So, now I have a phone that can tell me the weather. Currently, my phone says it is 55 degrees and raining. Awesome, now I don’t need to look out my window; it does take a lot of energy to rotate my neck. In fact, I’ll just shut the blinds […]

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XO

Cheap laptops, Elliott Smith, Sanrio characters – they’re all there in what must be the best Wikipedia disambiguation list ever.

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Linguistic jujitsu

I don’t read many technology magazines for fun – it’s something of a busman’s holiday – but I do read Wired. This month’s issue is pretty good, and it contains this article on the linguistics of the evolution vs. creationism debate. Excerpt: For truly solid-gold, well-established science, let’s stop using the word theory entirely. Instead, […]

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Starting fresh

This evening I discovered that the old front page of this site, which contained a couple of links to other content held on my server, had been hacked. Not particularly badly – some evil person had managed to edit index.html and add some links to extremely dodgy porn sites at the very bottom of the […]

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