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Archive for August 2006


As part of our wedding we’ve asked everyone to send in a self-portrait. The variety and achievement has been phenomenal, although the RSVPs have been held up as a result. We’ll be displaying them all on the day, but as a preview, here are three: Jo Brown, Norman Grant and Gabby Pitt. Tags: selfportraits, wedding

The new-look Brunswick Centre

The Brunswick Centre near Russell Square has long been an architectural eye-sore — though that didn’t stop it getting a Grade II listing. Now it’s been revamped, and how beautiful it looks… I do hope it’s a good place to live — the residents deserve something habitable after all this time. Tags: architecture, brunswickcentre

Marrying up Hebrew text with Microsoft Word

Anna and I are getting married next weekend. Sorry I hadn’t mentioned it earlier — it just didn’t come up. Anyway, that’s not the point of this post. The point of this post is that I was trying to get the Hebrew text for the שבע ברכות (seven blessings) into the order of service document, [...]

In case you’re not Muslim today

This from deep within the archive of the Völkischer Beobachter newspaper, 1937; article translated from the original German… Two men were removed from a train yesterday on the grounds that fellow passengers feared they were terrorists. The pair, thought to be in their 20s and of Semitic appearance, were removed from the train route to [...]

Media bloodbath

“FHM and Maxim came off worst in an ABC bloodbath for the monthly men’s mags.” — Press Gazette, 17 August 2006 “Analysts warned last night that there could be a “bloodbath” in the London newspaper market after the announcement that another free daily would muscle in on a crowded market next month.” — Guardian, 17 [...]

Google Maps flight simulator

This is amazing — crazy, but amazing. Mark Caswell-Daniels has used Google Maps to create a flight simulator. And he’s called it Goggles, which is almost as clever. Use the cursor keys to control your little plane. Tags: googlemaps, mashups, games

Headline d’oh

As seen in Muswell Hill… Maybe if he cut it up first… Tags: mistakes, headlines

The oh-so-fearsome Press Complaints Commission

How tough is the Press Complaints Commission? (If you don’t want to know the answer, look away now.) Not at all. (Yes, I know, it’s a surprise, isn’t it?) Following the charge of a News of the World reporter with tapping Prince William’s phone, here’s what was said by Sir Christopher Meyer, chairman of the [...]

Anna’s chaotic diary

That week in full… Tags: chaos, organisation

Do you like crisps?

The picture is fine. But the conversation below it is fascinating. Tags: userinterfaces, crisps