Jet lag city

Just off a plane from Tokyo, so A) that explains why there hasn’t been much bloggage around here for a while and b) why it will probably be a few days until normal service is resumed.

Blog theft – Oh the irony

Eh, is it routine practice amongst the blogging community to steal other people’s blogs and reproduce them elsewhere, without giving credit or even posting a link? I don’t think so. However, incredibly, somebody has taken the liberty of lifting my previous blog entry, and reproducing it on another blog. Really, somebody has stolen a blog… Continue Reading

Google finally taken to task

Finally some sanity. I read today that Google (and its subsidiary Youtube) are to be sued by entertainment giant Viacom for copyright infringement. The BBC website says this: Viacom, which owns MTV and Nickelodeon, says YouTube uses its shows illegally. Viacom alleges that about 160,000 unauthorised clips of its programmes have been loaded onto YouTube’s… Continue Reading

Hot Fuzz and Hot Jon redux

I got this e-mail from my long time friend and fellow troublemaker Jonzer, currently living in New Zealand. He says I can post it here as long as you get the back story: I went along to the promotional signing for Hot Fuzz in Wellington just after the premiere (which I did not know about… Continue Reading

Skynet’s gonna get ya!

Wait, wasn’t Skynet the name of the evil computer network that wiped out humanity in The Terminator? Have we learned nothing?? The British military is set to take one of its most significant steps into the digital age with the launch of the first Skynet 5 satellite. Taken from the BBC News website

Book review: The Pilo Family Circus

Laughs mixed with terror The Pilo Family Circus, by Will Elliott, Quercus, €16.15. Published Sunday, February 25, 2007 – The Sunday Business Post Reviewed by Alex Meehan For most people, a trip to the circus is fun, a chance to escape to a shiny, happy place full of smiles and laughter. Not for Jamie though… Continue Reading

Freelancing for a living

The life of a professional freelancer is not without its drawbacks, but on average I know that I have landed on my feet with this one. I get to work the hours I want to, take time off when I want to and broadly speaking I get to pick the work I am interested in… Continue Reading