It’s 11.30pm on New Year’s Eve, and I think for the first time in about ten years I am not the slightest bit frantic, worried, depressed or feeling inadequate. This is also the first time in ten years that I didn’t go out for New Year’s. After last year – all of the pressure to Read More
Does anyone know anything about the technical underpinnings to hushmail? It has been suggested to me as a free, encrypted and relatively secure form of web-based POP3 e-mail.
I stumbled upon something completely astonishing today – something that I don’t really know what I think of. I think you’ll be able to gauge your own level of interest from the title alone: “ARTIFICIAL SYNCHRONICITY, language MANIPULATION, KUNDALINI AND THE CORNERS OF REALITY: HOW THEY’VE TURNED YOU INTO A MENTAL SLAVE & SOME TOOLS Read More
The BBC does their review of the year’s films: “Hollywood’s year of nostalgia“. The only parts of the article that I disagree with heavily are the penultimate couple of paragraphs: “But the movie to cap 2000 has to be comedy Meet the Parents, starring Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller”.
What is the future of comic books? For many of you that question will seem laughably redundant. I mean – who cares about comic books? Well you should care – and not just because the rest of the world’s media feed off the disposable writing encased in these 24 page periodicals – but because comic Read More
I know that the design aspect was never their main priority, but I have to say I am delighted that Haddock.org has redesigned. The new look is much clearer and more intuitive to use.
What is appropriate protocol? When someone writes something about your site that you think is incorrect – or you think should inspire further conversation – should you e-mail them and talk to them about it. If the original comment is a criticism, should you be able to address it? Or is it more appropriate to Read More
The two questions I get asked most regularly about the sites that I run are, “What does barbelith mean?” and, “What is barbelith.com about?” [I’ve left out the “Where do you get off being so self-indulgent?” one, because the answer to that should be obvious to everyone.] The answer to both of the first questions Read More
Coming to a cinema near you courtesy of the New York Times (if you can bear to go through the whole registering palaver): “Invasion of the Blog” starring Evan Williams and Meg Hourihan. The crowds go wild. [Addendum: Metafilter discusses the article]
Spotted: on Oxford Street, a teenage boy is hitting the sales with his brother and parents. On his t-shirt, large print, white-on-black, reads “Masturbation is not a crime”. Spotted: on the Internet, a weblog: “Masturbation is not a crime“. Are the two related? I don’t know.