Archive for November, 2004

My life is going to be better

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

Last week I bought a new laptop on Ebay and, giddy with childish excitement, I received it on Monday. It’s a Sony Vaio Z1MP, now christened the Zimp, and although I’m acutely aware of the fallacy of Brand right now (I’m reading No Logo and saw The Corporation last week – excellent, by the way), […]

I, Chav

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

I’ve been meaning to write about last week’s Halloween fancy dress party at work. Normally I hate fancy dress but I was a little more excited about this one because of Lara’s genius suggestion to go as a Chav. Like any good meme, the idea spread when I announced it to my colleagues and a […]


Sunday, November 7th, 2004

I’ve spent a few hours this weekend tweaking the existing styles on the site and putting a new skin together. Check out option c in the ‘Select Style’ box, over on the right. I’ve just dropped the style names, but if I hadn’t I’d probably have called it "Game grid", which is a bit of […]


Saturday, November 6th, 2004

Over the last few weeks I’ve had plenty of time to play with Lara’s new iPod mini. Although in many ways it’s a lovely piece of kit, I’m starting to feel that the iPod is not quite all it’s cracked up to be… We all know how the player is widely praised for its design […]

Episode III

Friday, November 5th, 2004

Lord Vader? – yes master Rise…! The teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode III is out. Download it at from early next week, or get it now from miscellaneous unofficial sites (quicktime, file size 10mb). Dial-up users may prefer to read the description at Released May 19th 2005 …excitement …building!

Train Poll

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004

This sunny Wednesday morning I’m riding the train to work on probably the most significant day internationally since September 2001. American politics seem so much more compelling that our own right now, and my TV was on at 0530 this morning to sate my curiosity. I was slightly appalled to see that things are not […]