Friday, 25 December 2009

Just finished lunch with a bottle of 1994 Warres. Very nice. Starters were served about 8 hours ago.
Maury Domaine Pouderoux 2003 after dinner. Grenache-based dessert wine. Tres yummy.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Right. Whiskers on. I'm going in...
Oh dear. At Euston in plenty of time but dreaded "Inspector Sands" announcement has just started.
Love the way you can use Blippy to see the @blippy founders buying kit to keep it running
Despite the dollar's decline in importance as a global currency @blippy still assumes the whole world uses it ;-)
already thinking about changing my bank to one that @blippy supports
has left the cats a week's worth of food. Hope they don't eat it all today.
OK I love @blippy. Now where's the feed for the public purchase stream? I need that data!
Got a @blippy invite code with relative ease. Now working out what to do with it.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Despite bringing the exact document they asked for, they still won't issue a permit. I am turning into a giant beetle.
this is my second attempt this morning. Had to return home for a document I didn't need last year.
renewing my resident's parking permit. Annual confrontation with pure evil in the form of petty bureaucracy

Friday, 18 December 2009

Confirmation bias and optimism bias have probably underpinned most human progress. As has unmanaged risk.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

One by one, they chip away at my reasons for voting for them. I am now a floating voter.
Sad, and slightly surprising, to see England playing an important test match in a largely empty stadium.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Tomorrow, why not take some footage of your favourite tube station and upload it to YouTube?
Copenhagen riot police don't wear any visible personal id numbers. Makes it difficult to weed out the few over-enthusiastic officers.
Surely overthrows should be Extras, since the bowler is not at fault and the batsman cannot take credit for them.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Google giving me yet more Wave invites. Nobody wanted any of the last lot. They can't give it away.
The BBC's first website (via @geofftech, now working there again)
Gideon Haigh on Cricket's Tangle of Formats - the best cricket writer since Cardus & James

Monday, 14 December 2009

Socialscope is killing my Blackberry - hope it's just set-up noise.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Investigating Kiva ( on @tomayerst's recommendation

Monday, 7 December 2009

Not generally a fan of Clarkson but the hatchback review from Belfast was one the funniest things I've seen in years

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Is it OK for Pastafarians to celebrate Shakehands Midwinter?