Apologies for the continued radio silence. I’ve been too tired and stressed this week from work stuff to get any writing done other than half the next Kinks piece and 800 words of the second Peculiar Branch short story. I should have the Kinks post done by tomorrow, but if nothing else there’s a four-day weekend next week so I should be able to get some stuff done then.
My writing this year has been pretty pitiful, but I tend to have a cycle of about five months good stuff/five months rubbish with my writing, and I’m overdue to get out of the ‘rubbish’ part of the cycle, so bear with me. I’ll soon be producing more stuff along the lines of Sci-Ence! Justice Leak! or An Incomprehensible Condition when my brain slips into that mode again.
I normally loathe April Fools’ Day, and I think the geek obsession with Lovecraft is overdone, but this still made me laugh.
After all the fuss Labour made about the Health & Social Care Act supposedly bringing in all sorts of charges (it doesn’t) and screaming that the LiberaTor coalition are destroying the NHS, Labour in Manchester are trying to bring in charges for A&E visits. Luckily, the Health & Social Care Act that supposedly destroyed the NHS (it went into force a little while ago – note the totally undestroyed NHS) makes that illegal, though that doesn’t seem to be stopping Labour from trying. But then, the Labour party were never very big on the rule of law…
Terence Eden wants tech companies to stop trying to give him an erection.
The BBC have on iPlayer a documentary on the Monkees narrated by Mark Radcliffe, until Thursday.
Jonathan Calder links to a piece from last year on why Nick Clegg should be trusted on civil liberties, and says correctly that we need to be vigilant against the home office trying to push the government back.