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Bookmarklet generator

Bookmarklets (or favelets) are bookmarks that use Javascript to do something more than simply opening a static page. They’re particularly handy if you regularly search the same websites: rather than opening the website in question, clicking in a search box, entering a term and clicking another button you can simply click a button on your […]

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Democracy in action

Countryaboveself.com may well have become my new favourite website. Partly because it proves that Poe’s Law holds for extreme political opinions as well as extreme religious ones (is it real, or a joke set up by some Wonkette readers with a lot of spare time?), partly because its readers apparently consider Alberto (“I don’t recall“) […]

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Things advertised on right-wing US talk radio

Yes, I’m still obsessed with internet radio. Anyhow, an incomplete list but representative sample: A school that trains postmen/women on how to avoid dog bites Enlarged prostate therapy courses (over 3,000 performed, no less) Diamond gusset jeans (website, includes godawful jingle) A treatment for itchy eyeballs (finally!) A car – with a full tank of […]

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Good intentions

Currently reading this. It’s an interesting idea and engagingly written, with the possible exception of one chapter in which the author suffers from a minor bout of Gonzo and attempts to stop the crucifiction from taking place in a passion play. In any case, a later chapter mentions this review (currently offline at TNR’s site, […]

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Stalin vs Martians

One of the joys of technology journalism is the Games Press digest, an email listing the week’s press releases about a number of in-development video games, most of which I’ve never heard of. A few weeks back, though, one name jumped out: Stalin vs Martians. It’s hard to think of a title more bizarre or […]

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Radio day

One of those odd experiences today: doing a BBC radio interview. We’re currently running a campaign at work and so, given the opportunity to talk about consumer rights and the Distance Selling Regulations on BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire, I trotted up the road to the BBC’s Western House. The whole thing was pleasantly surreal. […]

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Lewisham politics redux

A few days back I had a good old moan about the NF winning thousands of votes in Lewisham. For anyone interested, there’s a very interesting discussion on the same subject (also: more cats) on this blog.

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Ha and, indeed, ha

This is brilliant, in a rather shouty political discourse kind of way (with that in mind, watch this). US political pundit who compares Obama’s policy to that of appeasement is shown up brilliantly as the host demands, over and over again, that he should explain what Neville Chaimberlain actually did. He has no idea. Skip […]

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HD? Thank the Republicans.

I’m currently reviewing the Tangent Wi-Fi radio for work. It uses the Reciva system, so you can choose from thousands of stations by location and genre – so, obviously, given this huge choice I’ve found myself compelled to listen to right-wing crazies on American talk radio. This is always amusing, but today I came across […]

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Sterling job

For a brief period I worked in a company of Independent Financial Advisers. I didn’t learn much about finance, really, but I did pick up a few things. Such as, for example: when looking for currency trading service, don’t pick one that a) Advertises on Facebook b) Puts “Sterling” after the word “the”. Or before […]

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