Unversal Church of the Interactive Network. John Ireland, blogger and supplier of “bloggerheads” services to several British MP’s has this whacky sideline – can’t see any catches, and definitely no references to gods, false or otherwise. Magic stuff, couldn’t resist linking when I saw that Saint Douglas of the Whooshing Deadline was regarded as the […]
Entries from January 2004
0 January 30, 2004 at 4:15pm by Psybertron
0 January 30, 2004 at 2:20pm by Psybertron
I dropped the inklings line of research a couple of months ago when I noted the JRR Tolkien / CS Lewis / GK Chesterton angle leading off down a strongly theistic / catholic path, despite the interesting connection with Owen Barfield, and the Cambridge connections of Lewis / Barfield and (non-inkling) McLuhan. In response to […]
0 January 29, 2004 at 5:45pm by Psybertron
The Whale Has Landed. But what happened to the bowl of Petunias ? Evidence of Douglas Adams’ not-quite-so-infinite improbability drive turns up in Tainan, Taiwan. Messy, but the crater is smaller than expected. [aka Whales of Mass Destruction][Reuters Pic][Additional Petunia's Eye View Here]
0 January 29, 2004 at 8:45am by Psybertron
Re-usable Paper Arrives. The device that will make portable computing really portable, with a UI form size closer to a notepad, but in a foldable / rollable sheet form from Philips [via One-Trick Pony]. Other good technology links from there.
0 January 29, 2004 at 8:38am by Psybertron
Teflon Tony Rides Again. How did they do it ? How did they get at Lord Hutton ? Breathtaking in British politics.Tony Blair grinning like a Cheshire cat, Alastair Campbell straight faced talking to Jeremy Paxman. More to the point who is they. Not usually a conspiracy theorist, but can Hutton really just be a […]
0 January 26, 2004 at 11:35am by Psybertron
Mentioned a couple of posts ago that I was re-evaluating blog software going forward – basically I need something to organise my myriad of thoughts – one per index card, in Pirsigian fashion – into potential categories, in order to synthesise something from it. Think I’m going to go with MT TypePad. At the same […]
0 January 23, 2004 at 1:06pm by Psybertron
Two via [Rivets]. [Rock] and [Roll], a fun [Beat Box] and a great trailer for the Belleville Rendevous.
0 January 23, 2004 at 11:12am by Psybertron
Blog Off. Steve Cisler disconnects from the web and e-mail to find out how people without it actually find things out. He”s be filing his blog report via friend. Strange his existing blog is off-line already. Here is his “unconnected” blog.
0 January 23, 2004 at 8:35am by Psybertron
Backlog of blogs to do … Link Rot Extraordinaire – OK so Jorn has gone off-line seeking privacy, but what about all those links to material of interest. Blogs should certify their commitment to maintain their not for profit / hobby sites, and if circumstances mean this is no longer possible, advise all linkers and […]
0 January 15, 2004 at 12:32am by Psybertron
In a bar in Aotou. Douglas Adams on immortality and Robert Pirsig on, well, life the universe and everything else. What a combination. Stop trying to get there, you’re already there he says.
0 January 5, 2004 at 11:56am by Psybertron
MoQ as Pragmatic Tool. Corresponding with Matt Kundert on the MoQ Discussion Board concerning Robert Pirsig’s Metaphysics of Quality, as a (the best I know) pragmatic framework for value-judgements / decision-making, despite not necessarily being worth thinking of as a “Metaphysics”, and despite not being entirely new or original – nothing new under the sun […]
0 January 4, 2004 at 5:58pm by Psybertron
The Quantum Dot. A small P-N-P semiconductor sandwich at meso-scale in all three dimensions; (meso – mid-way between micro and nano). A Laser waveguide of negligible length within which captive electrons can be arranged in standing waves, to create “progammable materials” made of “atoms without nuclei” capable of behaving chemically with adjacent “atoms”. Will McCarthy’s […]
0 January 3, 2004 at 12:05am by Psybertron
Constant Change. Picked this up from Geoff Cohen’s Coherence Engine. [Quote] From Lewis Hyde’s amazing book, Trickster Makes This World: “There is no way to suppress change … there is only a choice between a way of living that allows constant, if gradual, alterations and a way of living that combines great control and cataclysmic […]
0 January 2, 2004 at 10:19pm by Psybertron
As I posted earlier I’ve been exploring Userland’s Radio tools and Six Apart’s Moveable Type TypePad offering. Both offer multiple categorisation and both seem to work in that respect.(Neither offers any categorisation of the categories themselves.) Radio is a software license fee, with no service hosting – the software runs on your own machine.TypePad (Pro) […]
0 January 1, 2004 at 8:50pm by Psybertron
Just read Yann Martel’s “The Story of Pi” in one sitting on one day. The essence is about how “good” a story needs to be to be considered true or, expressed in reverse, there is no truth, only a good story. A recommended read whatever – an unputdownably good story as you “suspend disbelief”. I […]
0 January 1, 2004 at 3:25pm by Psybertron
Arise Sir Tim [BBC News] via [SmartMobs] via [Kolabora]. Tim Berners-Lee gets his knighthood. Good news amid the current “gongs for short-term-reflected-glory-by-association” fiasco.
0 January 1, 2004 at 11:59am by Psybertron
Grauniad Survey of Blogging & Tools. I agree with this comment on Blogger [Quote] …. grounds enough to recommend Blogger over all others – and we did. But the last year has seen some interesting developments in the blog space, and after a lengthy spell of stagnation, with no new features being rolled out, Blogger […]
0 January 1, 2004 at 11:53am by Psybertron
Pepys Diary Project. This one is the real thing – won the “best specialist” category in the Grauniad’s survey of top blogs.Unlike this earlier attempt, which did not prove interesting.