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Robert Altman —

Strange to relate, last night we watched Gosford Park and today we learn of Robert Altman’s death. From the impact of M*A*S*H‘s mirror on the Vietnam conflict and the knowing movie industry inside jokes of The Player to this year’s film interpretation of the US public radio series A Prairie Home Companion (the wonderful work […]

Like Bloglines but simpler —

I am terrible. I have no restraint. No sooner have I got settled to using Vienna as my RSS reader than a glance at a post in a Google group nudges me to look at Newshutch. Lean, clean and does the job very nicely indeed; importing my OPML file took seconds and all feeds updated […]

A year on, a world away —

It is not often I am unable to finish my breakfast but this morning I have no stomach for it.  Browsing through my news subscriptions in my feed reader, I am confronted by the events of a year ago and realise just how far away, physically and emotionally, I am from those events and the […]

Hello again —

I haven’t posted for a long while. Since I last posted, the All Blacks have won their first three games of the season, the World Cup has begun in Germany and winter storms have ravaged many parts of new Zealand. As for the absence, to cut a long story short, I messed up the migration […]

No.8 Wire for wifi routers —

Effective though my DLink wifi router is, it isn’t quite powerful enough for me to get a decent signal in my bedroom. This is a shame as I’d love to prop myself up in bed on lazy winter mornings and enjoy the pastoral view from the windows whilst reading email and feeds. As someone who […]

Parallel bookmarking —

Late last night, I made one of those ‘why didn’t I look for this months ago?’ finds on the web. I have flip-flopped between del.icio.us and Furl for ages, liking both del.icio.us’ simplicity and Furl’s ability to cache a page. As a merge of these two tools is unlikely, I have found that Alan’s Marklet […]