Month: August 2003

Digitally dead

So, my laptop’s died. I have finally come to terms with the fact that it no longer is able to run Windows, and hangs at exactly 31% during ScanDisk in DOS, refusing to continue. It cites a long filename to be the problem, and proceeds to hang. Obviously if Scandisk was run in Windows there …

Reading List

My Currently Reading list has returned – in a more graphical format. Curiously enough, Amazon.com indicated that I gave them a fair number of clickthroughs over the past few months. So to better track which titles my readers are interested in, I’ve decided to make the online bookshop a permanent fixture in my listings. Like …

Smashing news!

The BBC is going to release its radio and television archives to the public. Greg Dyke, director general of the BBC, has announced plans to give the public full access to all the corporation’s programme archives. Mr Dyke said on Sunday that everyone would in future be able to download BBC radio and TV programmes …

All fired up

Yeah!! A four-nil score from Arsenal, away at Middlesborough. Poor Juninho. The Brazilian national tried his best, but was outrun by taller, faster Gunners and never quite made it to goal. As for the rest of the team, well, they could very well not have played, it wouldn’t have mattered. They weren’t crass, but they …

Musings

My long-time music advisor, Sim, came over this afternoon to listen to my latest productions. According to her, some of my jazz compositions sound like Henry Mancini, and my alternative/funk tracks have elements of Fun Lovin’ Criminals. So it looks like I’ll be getting some new albums the next time I visit That CD Shop.