August 2006


That is today’s date, and apparently it says blog. That makes today Blog Day. I’d forgotten that until today. I am not doing anything about it. Update: Actually, I did do something. I updated my blogroll for the first time in ages. This used to be a job for Wednesdays, but I won’t have Wednesdays […]


Just been playing with the new geotagging feature in Flickr. It’s good fun, but the poor quality of the maps really let it down. It’s impossible to accurately pinpoint where anything actually is, particularly since roads are most straight lines and railways often wander out into the sea. Place names are pretty bad aswell: Burntisland […]

2006 Turkish Grand Prix review — at last!

I’ve finally got round to writing a proper review of the Turkish Grand Prix. In the end, it turned out that I didn’t actually miss all that much of it (if the highlights programme was anything to go by), although there were a couple of bits that I missed. I think I was mostly just […]

Welcome to all my manky new visitors!

Sorry I didn’t post much during the weekend, but I was worried that I was going to run out of bandwidth, so I was doing my own little part to limit the damage. I was probably going to run out of bandwidth for this month anyway, but I waited until the end of the bank […]

Children’s presenters turned floggers

I’ve just seen Ortis from CBBC presenting on Quiz Call. Bahahaha. I hadn’t realised he’d sunk so low. He is still as irritating a presenter as always. But Peter Simon will always be my favourite children’s television presenter turned Egyptian cotton towel flogger. Ironic thing is that Ortis used to present children’s consumer programme Short […]

Turkish GP: Sorry for the delay

I’m ashamed to say that I slept through most of today’s race. I don’t know what’s happening to me at the moment, but I have been very tired all weekend, and I haven’t even had a chance to get much sleep. I slept through qualifying aswell, although that usually happens. I was okay before the […]

Registered on Digg

Even though I just criticised Digg less than a week ago, I decided to subcribe the the RSS feed recently. And now I’ve just registered on it. Maybe you can blame this on summer boredom, but I only registered so that I could bury rather than actually ‘Digg’ something. I’ve only found one or two […]

Non Maxine Carrs

Chris Applegate points out a Maxine Carr “look-alike” in Northern Ireland, noting that she looks nothing like Maxine Carr. This is definitely not the first time this has happened. The one I remembered was some poor woman from East Kilbride who looked even less like Maxine Carr. This Times article doesn’t have a photograph, but […]

Smoking? Never heard of it

This smoking stuff is getting absurd now. I am not a fan of smoking, and I was borderline in favour of the smoking ban (actually, I would have preferred some kind of licensing arrangement). But one thing is for certain: It is completely nuts to attempt to airbrush cigarettes out of history as governments appear […]

Matthew Friedberger interview

There’s an interesting interview in Pitchfork with Matthew Friedberger from The Fiery Furnaces. The Fiery Furnaces are one of my favourite bands at the moment. I’m so glad that a crazy band like that can exist. Friedberger comes across as a little bit weird in the interview. By that I mean he seems very dogmatic. […]