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British Museum April 07

Declaring email bankruptcy

Got too far behind with your electronic inbox? Fess up and restart - sounds very liberating. clipped from Lawrence Lessig: The highest-profile email bankruptcy to date. The copyright attorney (who fought a Supreme Court case against a 20-year extension of all U.S. copyrights) sent a mass e-mail in 2004 asking anyone with important unanswered e-mail to reply, which would flag their mail as important. He carried off the task with aplomb, apologizing for failing to maintain "cyber decency." But rumor has it that Lessig still went through much of his "bankrupt" e-mail.


One more thing you didn't know there was a law about. Interesting that Christian Scientist and Muslim emblems are not shown owing to copyright problems. WTF? clipped from Available Emblems of Belief for Placement on Government Headstones and Markers MUSLIM (Islamic 5 Pointed Star) Not shown because of copyrights.

Today's T-shirt project

Yep, you read that right

"". Of course. clipped from

Broken Gmail spamfilter

Dear Gmail spamfilter designers,
1. Any email with the word "lottery" in the title is SPAM. I don't want to read it.
2. Any email with "huge rock hard schwinging schlong" in the title is SPAM. I do not want to read it.
You used to know this. What happened?
Yours sincerely,
Aardvaark A. Willowbucket

May bee not?

Now I know what I said before but this seems a little far-fetched even to me who is missing the bees. clipped from Making bees all but extinct would be a swift and plausibly deniable method of enacting global population reduction long dreamed of by the maniacal sociopaths that control the world.

Waterloo Skater April 17th 2007

Waterloo Parkour April 17th 2007

Published in the London Paper today.

Waterloo April 17th 2007

Disappearing Bees

You know what? For some reason this strikes me as the most worrying thing I have read in months. Really. I'm not so much into apocalypse scenarios these days but for some reason this strikes me as very alarming. clipped from As far back as 2005, Haefeker ended an article he contributed to the journal Der Kritischer Agrarbericht (Critical Agricultural Report) with an Albert Einstein quote: "If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man." Mysterious events in recent months have suddenly made Einstein's apocalyptic vision seem all the more topical. For unknown reasons, bee populations throughout Germany are disappearing -- something that is so far only harming beekeepers. But the situation is different in the United States, where bees are dying in such dramatic numbers that the economic consequences could soon be dire. No…

Spring Sprung

Global Warming

OK, I’ve been struggling with this for a long time now – here, on an unusually warm April day, are my two pennies worth (bear with me on the first):

Point One: Hand driers. They are replacing a set of hand driers in one of the myriad toilets at work because the new ones are low energy and they are trialling these to see if they should roll them out across the organisation. A generally Good Thing? Well, who knows? I’ve asked, but no one has replied yet – I will keep you posted. What I asked was when the energy saved by the new driers will equal the energy used in the manufacturing, transporting and fitting of them and the taking away and dumping of the old ones, particularly if there was any life left in them. I know, I know, I’m a mad old git going on about bloody hand driers, who cares? Thing is, it is symptomatic of shoddy thinking (or, worse, duplicity) if the driers being replaced still have any life in them because I suspect that it would be decades, if ever, before the energy sa…

Kew Gardens - Spring Sunshine

Sth Bank Eclipse

Mrs Lemon: No no no no no

You can't come in here with your pictures and your opinions! Go right away! clipped from

What is the matter with her teeth?

They are frighteningly white. I know I'm English and all but please, you shouldn't need eclipse equipment to have a conversation with Cally. clipped from

@ Brooklands today

Just add flower and water


I'm not sure. Seems like the idea is like MySpace and all those other social networking sites: you have 10,000 "friends" ("contacts", whatever) none of whom you've met and most of whom link to you / comment on your pictures because you have done the same to them. Like Eyore (sp?) walking round the tree in the snow in search of the Heffalump.
Speaking of which, blogging.....

Accommodation a little cramped?

Nr. Waterloo Bridge

Again from Waterloo

View from Waterloo Bridge

Poor Javad

I think I shall send him my bank details forthwith:

From Javad Tajmar Riahi

As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for
me, because, I believe everyone will die someday.
My name is JAVAD TAJMIR RIAHI a merchant in London,
I have been diagnosed with oesophageal cancer.
It has defiled all forms of medical treatment, and
right now I have only about a few months to live, according to
medical experts.

I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I
never really cared for anyone(not even myself)but my
business. Though I am very rich, I was never
generous, I was always hostile to people and only
focused on my business as that was the only thing I
cared for. But now I regret all this as I now know
that there is more to life than just wanting to have
or make all the money in the world.

I believe when God gives me a second chance to come
to this world I would live my life a different way
from how I have lived it. Now that God has called
me, I have willed and given most of my property
and assets t…