May 6, 2010

“Politics is the art of reconciling aspirations.” Bruce Sterling, Distraction Election day begins. And, for the first time in the 28 years I have been eligible to do so, I am going to vote. I always vowed that I would never ever do so, unless a candidate or party came along that were supporting at […]


Me? Being geeky?? Well I never…

May 4, 2010

Yes, I’m tinkering with my kit again. (Insert crude innuendo here.) Despite my delight in my iPhone, there’s just some things it doesn’t do. Like offer some choice in the little things – like what noise it makes when you get an email, or which kind of virtual keyboard you run (and honestly, when it’s […]


Guttershaman, "…of Jedi and jail"

May 2, 2010

So, like I was saying earlier – this Jedi walks into a Job Centre… Because it’s a British Job Centre and we’re the proud world leaders in intrusive CCTV surveillence, the staff ask our hero to lower his hood. (Of course he’s in hood and robe – Jedi, remember?) He politely refuses, on the grounds […]