Category: news

  • Dear Obama…

    Congratulations on what you have achieved so far to get to this point. You should be proud, and many are proud of you. What has impressed me today is not just the support and passion you’ve inspired in your own country, but the belief and hope that other people around the world now have that…

  • CCTV on the Cowley Road

    And so we are now “protected” on the Cowley Road. I’m not keen personally. I don’t think they protect us that much. However if we’re going to have them, the feed for the cameras should be online for all to see. We should know what can be seen, and we should be able to benefit…

  • Lily Allen plays gig just for Oxfordshire

    Interesting little concept this, Lily Allen is going to play the O2 Academy (aka the Carling Academy Oxford, The Zodiac and The Venue), and limit the audience to people that can prove they have an Oxford postcode. Tickets are £15 Lily’s gig just for us (From The Oxford Times)

  • An unfortunate sense of timing

    For once, news about why we’re safer than we used to be – Boing Boing Note the date, this is from yesterday. You’re probably aware by now why this was unfortunately, thankfully thus far it looks like it has been a mix of fantastic skill by the pilot and every ounce of good luck going…

  • Satan’s Garageband

    I’m just reblogging this, found on Graham Linehan’s wonderful site. It is a commercial for Microsoft’s Songsmith, their new music making software. I’ve not tried it myself. I’m in no position to judge how well-made and effective it is as a piece of software. However the likelihood of me ever trying it is vastly reduced…

  • Think before you Google

    Why not think where your answer may actually be before you use Google: Leo Hickman on the carbon cost of Googling | Environment | guardian.co.uk Sometimes the answer is in the first place you’d actually look.Technorati Tags: google, news, search, carbon cost

  • Bill Drummond Says, Bill Drummond Says

    I’m a bit of a fanboy for Bill Drummond, former member of the KLF, former manager of The Teardrop Explodes, Echo and the Bunnymen, and Big in Japan. More for his chaotic good side and his appreciation of the effectiveness of a good bold font really though, although he absolutely has been involved in some…

  • New Oxford Guide to Local Independent Shops launched

    This is a great idea, a guide showcasing 85 of Oxford’s best independent shops. I like to support Oxford businesses where I can, and this can only help me. It looks like there is a site coming to thinklocally.co.uk too, so that will be worth keeping an eye on. Book keeps Oxford independent (From The…

  • Best top ten list of 2009

    violet blue ® :: open source sex | top ten sexy geeks 2009 (Article is safe for work, however the ads and links in the sidebar really aren’t) I think I was robbed. Also do watch the MC Chris – Nrrrd Grrrl video at the end of the article, kudos for being the first rap…

  • Rip Torn pleads not guilty to drink-driving charge

    Rather sad bit of news this, the magnificent Rip Torn is up on a charge of drink driving in Connecticut. The police report sounds pretty damning, and seeing as he doesn’t appear to have a driver’s licence now due to a previous conviction, it looks like he could be in a lot of trouble if…