Tuesday 28 November 2006


Note to self: write long post about self-regulation of blogs and why it will never work; why the current libel, race and discrimination laws should be sufficient; and how people clearly don’t get it.

Cheap music

Like good music? Like good cheap music? Om Records have a sale on at the moment with all CDs, including two- and three-disc sets for just US$10 each. I shall be making purchases, though I’m not sure what with. Or, if you want to be my friend, email me and I’ll tell you what I’d like as a Christmas gift.

Monday 27 November 2006

A pain in the cars

Lately, we seem to just go from one car-inspired crisis to another. We’ve had a situation where my car was off the road and we had to rely on Hels’s car. Then mine was fixed, only for Hels’s car to be off the road so that we had to rely on mine. Now hers is fixed – and I’ve just gone out to drive mine and found a new problem which means that it has to sit on the drive until it can be fixed.

If the financial fairy is reading this, a large cash grant would be handy at the moment.

Sunday 26 November 2006

Holy crap

Apologies to everyone who has noticed that this site has been crawling to a standstill lately. I’ve been suffering from runaway trackback spam (if you don’t know what that means, nod, smile and move on to the next post). I’ve tried a couple of fixes but have just installed Bad Behavior, which seems to have fixed the problem even without a "u". I was getting a POST trackback.php request once or twice every second which, needless to say, was grinding my server to a halt. This should also fix the problem with the feeds, which should now be more reliable.

Keep me informed by the usual means of any problems that you find.

Friday 24 November 2006

The loss of two voices

Two great voices have been lost to us in the last few days.

Philippe Noiret, RIP. IMDB profile.

Nick Clarke, RIP.