• I am afraid

    by  • June 28, 2012 • 0 Comments

    It started when I put up The Gupta Store (mostly Electronics and Outdoors plus a whole pile of goodies not on amazon which I simply indexed.) The Gupta Store was an idea I’d originally passed off as a gag, before Mark Charmer and Ben Vickers convinced me to think about it more seriously. I was […]

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    The Strange Melancholy of the Beautiful People at Work

    by  • June 24, 2012 • 3 Comments

    (crossposted from EdgeRyders) The video is compressing in the other window. White characters on a black background, the cryptic commands chained one after another feeding the files through the process. avconv -i DSCN5430.MOV -vcodec libtheora -vb 384k -acodec libvorbis -vol 512 -ab 128k DSCN5430.MOV.ogg Lots of clips of our teams at work, speeches given and […]

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    Papa Bill’s Stew-Stick Jam – pub paradise

    by  • May 8, 2012 • 0 Comments

    An absolutely exceptional night of live music from Marmaduke Dando, The Murder Barn, and Will Miles, our host. I’ve presented the songs in running order, except for the first Murder Barn song which is just… the one for all the right (and wrong!) reasons. And there’s more! I always feel a bit bad shooting music […]

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    Going walkabout

    by  • March 28, 2012 • 1 Comment

    I am thinking of going walkabout. Virgin have a round the world air ticket which gives 29,000 air miles for a bit over a thousand pounds. Enormous flexibility, you can do damn near anything their network goes, and while some serious craft is required on the booking front (so much choice) the deal is Pretty […]

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    A message from the Captain

    by  • March 10, 2012 • 0 Comments

    I have now spent ten years as an unpaid employee of an invisible global government: the government-in-exile of the well-intentioned survivors of the Crew of Spaceship Earth. The crew of Spaceship Earth are largely holed up in Engineering and down to the last rations, occasionally losing members to bloody, fruitless combat with passengers who believe […]

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    The Yardstick of Civilizations

    by  • March 9, 2012 • 2 Comments

    (click the images for more info) This is Soap Guy. He makes soap. He doesn’t just make soap, he makes political soap. Soap so good it makes you question capitalism. Let me explain. Alex Fradera gave me a bar of soap he’d made with his own two hands, after going to Soap School, and it […]

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    The Future We Deserve – an exercise in hope

    by  • March 9, 2012 • 4 Comments

    So… it’s done. The Future We Deserve, my – well, our book project, is done. You can buy a lovely copy online from PediaPress and it’ll be on Amazon soon enough. It’s a thing of beauty, if I do say so myself. So what can I tell you? As you know, a hundred people wrote […]

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