Year: 2007

The European Alternative To Microsoft

You’re poor? Service providers care little about your disperse populations? Then anticipate the future and make it your own. The EU average is one computer per eight school students. Extremadura manages one computer per two school students. How has it…

Summer

Summer was fine. I spent it in Salamanca. You should be able to see a slideshow of Salamanca on this blog, but unfortunately, for some reason, it seems to have stopped working. Shame, really. The real thing is, however, worth…

LucasFilm and Eyespot

Curious name for a piece of new technology. Made me think of eyesore at first! Read the background from Lawrence Lessig writing in the Washington Post here, on LucasFilm’s tie-up with Eyespot. More on Eyespot itself here. Take a tour…

Heatwaves

Heatwaves in Europe have doubled in length since 1880, according to a new study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres. This report from the BBC: “After looking at the records more closely, we believe… heat waves have…

www.ChesterLabour.org

Whilst I’ve been sort of ignoring my blogging duties here (not exactly ignoring – I have been missing them), I’ve been helping to set up a new website for the Chester Constituency Labour Party here in the North West of…

Transition

A wide-ranging background feature from the Times today on the transition at Number 10 Downing Street. It tells of how Blair’s family slept on old mattresses on the floor and ate takeaways during their last night at the residence. Would…

Citroen DS

A nice story from the New York Times tonight on the Citroen DS. I read Roland Barthes’ essay at university. The Citroen DS was to our age what the cathedral was to a previous. How true.