I’m trying out something new here, a program called reBlog. Basically it is a combination of an RSS feed reader (feeds of blog posts and the like) and a republisher, that pushes posts through to a blog. It is all quite new and shiny, and took a bit of setting up, but it may just encourage me to post a little more frequently.


A great post about one of my favourite TV shows:
“SEINFELD is one of the very few shows to truly have a VOICE. The show created its own world. It’s own logic. It set its own rules – primarily by shattering existing ones. Contrivances, conveniences, stories about nothing, characters never growing or learning, Jews – SEINFELD shattered all the taboos.”


Originally from By Ken Levine by Ken Levine

Things I lent out and never got back (that I wish I had back)

  • A video single by Bomb the Bass
  • The book 45 by Bill Drummond
  • Battle for the Trees by Merrick
  • My heart, too many times when I was young (although I got to give it properly in the end)
  • A Mega City Four cassette
  • 3ft High and Rising by De La Soul

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Fragments and suchlike

I’ve remembered this week that I need to feed both my geek and my creative sides. Been too geek lately, just reading geek books. Thus the Louis Theroux book, and also getting a good way into the Julian Cope biography Head On (the only book I own a t-shirt of). Have read it once before, but it is a wonderful description of the Liverpool punk and post-punk scene (which seemed to happen pretty much simultaneously). I’m not a massive creative, nor a genius geek, but if I feed both in vaguely equal measures my brain seems to work better on both. Sorted out some annoying stuff at work today that had been like digging syrup into a wheelbarrow with a fork until today.

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Louis Theroux – The Call of the Weird

Have just finished reading Louis Theroux – The Call of the Weird. Very odd book. The basic premise is that he goes back and revists some of the people he met and filmed in America during his various tv shows, and finds out what has happened to them. A varied and disperate bunch, UFOlogists, prostitutes, porn stars, rappers, white supremacists, and Ike Turner.

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Have booked a holiday!

We’re going for a week to the Isle of Wight. Have hired a nice place for us to stay self-catering, and are all but sorted for it. Few weeks yet, but can’t come soon enough, will be great. Hopefully will wander about and fill up my Flickr account with all sorts of dull pics of things, and get shouted at by mrsfb for taking pics while she stands about waiting for me. Well, if you’ve been to the Isle of Wight yourself, any suggestions for things to get up to would be most appreciated.

my dotcom career

What I would like at the moment is The Idea. Not an idea, but The Idea. The Idea is a new way of pulling together a few existing web technologies and/or successful sites, and mashing them up into a new and exciting formula that is smartarse enough for a Google or Yahoo to buy for lots of money. The execution of The Idea is potentially not as tricky as having The Idea in the first place. I can program, I can learn, I can configure software. I can make it happen. It is having it in the first place that is the problem.

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Much better weekend

Well, we’ve spent the weekend up at the home of flotskyfamily, and everything is good, flotskydad is out and fighting fit, so we are all happy. had a very good time catching up, meant a lot to see him and see he was doing ok.

It is strange, because in our immediate family, we don’t do serious illness normally. We do clumsy and accidents well, but we don’t really tend to stay overnight in hospital. In fact, in my reckoning, my dad was the first of us to stay overnight in hospital since my sister was born. So I think it worries us more than people who are a bit more used to it.

We spent most of the weekend just relaxing with them, needed it. So I am a happy chap.