Monthly Archives: December 2010

Jeeves And The Singularity

I’ve been a little unwell this week, and haven’t been able to get anything new written. So for New Year, I’m giving you a story I wrote a little while ago (ETA I corrected a minor mistake – I’d confused … Continue reading

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Linkblogging For 29/12/10

Still too jetlagged (and first day back at work) to write properly – the E&E posts *ARE* coming, I promise – so some links. Spotibot uses data from last.fm to create Spotify playlists based on either last.fm listener stats or … Continue reading

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Linkblogging For 28/12/10 and next few days plans

I’m finally back from Minnesota. My luggage is stil in Paris, where it has been since just over a week ago. I *was* planning on resuming my Doctor Who reviews, but can’t do that until my DVD of The Aztecs … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys On CD 2: Surfer Girl/Shut Down Vol 2

It shows how fast the pop music industry moved in the early 1960s that the Beach Boys released their third and fourth albums in the same month, September 1963, less than a year after their first. Little Deuce Coupe, their … Continue reading

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I Aten’t Dead

Apologies for the lack of updates – my wife and I are visiting her parents in Minnesota for Xmas. Unfortunately, it took 48 hours to get here, due to weather in Paris. I *was* planning to write the rest of … Continue reading

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Fifty Ways To Beat The Censor

Ed Vaizey has announced plans for UK ISPs to block porn sites, with them being unblocked only for those who get themselves put on an ‘opt-in’ list. This is apparently to protect children. Now, I’m no fan of porn or … Continue reading

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Beefheart

I suppose the saddest thing about Captain Beefheart’s death – which in many ways must have come as a relief after his decades of suffering with MS – is the BBC’s obituary of him. It stresses his ‘influence’, but talks … Continue reading

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