Mars Hill is a nice low-key blog run by Paul Burgin over in Baldock (Herts, England). Most of the postings are about British politics, but he also runs an interesting series called “Twenty Questions to a Fellow Blogger”. For the most part, these aren’t the “A list” blogs: they represent the diversity of ordinary people…Read More Twenty Questions to a Fellow Blogger
Via Susan Claire at Facebook: Place an X by all the things you’ve done and remove the X from the ones you have not, then send it to your friends (including me). […] Well, it’s very US-centric, and I’m not going to tag other people, but I’ll still have a go at this in my…Read More An odd "things you've done" blogmeme. OK, I'll play.
Over at Facebook, my old friend John Sundman displayed his results for this BBC-initiated meme…. Apparently the BBC reckons most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here. Instructions: 1) Look at the list and put an ‘x’ after those you have read ENTIRELY 2) Add a ‘+’ to the ones you…Read More The "pretentious" books meme
LOL!!! (Via Faith Central.)Read More Genesis@Facebook
Steve tagged me with the “7 Things You May (or May Not) Know About Me” meme. The rules: Link to your original tagger(s) and list these rules in your post. Share seven facts about yourself in the post. Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to…Read More 7 Things You May (or May Not) Know About Me
If you read xkcd (and if not, why not?), you’ll probably enjoy Abstruse Goose. Today’s comic had me searching Wikipedia for articles on group theory, which I think is a good thing…..Read More If you read xkcd…
Charlie Stross wonders about what an Internet-age recession is going to look like. We’ve never actually seen a true global recession in a Web 2.0 world. What’s it going to look like? How is it going to differ from a recession in a pre-internet world? Is it going to accelerate the hollowing-out of the retail…Read More Global recession, Internet style?
There’s a really cruel blog-meme going the rounds: list your favourite album for every year of your life. (Bonus points for those you actually own.) Where the hell do you find the data? Various sources, including Amazon.co.uk, have got the number one albums for every year, but the charts only go back to 1956, and…Read More The cruellest meme
A quick check at the posting dates for the last few entries in my blog confirms that my blogging rate has fallen off recently. The interesting thing is that I’ve been contributing as much to the blogosphere as I usually do; it’s just that I’ve found myself contributing a lot of comments to other people’s…Read More Lack of blogging, and a thought
Casualties in Afghanistan now exceed those in Iraq (and they’re growing). By the Pentagon’s count, 15 U.S. and two allied troops were killed in action in Iraq last month, a total of 17. In Afghanistan it was 19, including 14 Americans and five coalition troops. […] Even when non-combat deaths are included, the overall May…Read More While we were looking the other way….