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Tuesday, April 23, 2002

The nice people who do the Strychnine coffee mugs have included a pop-up quoting the email I sent them about determining the crystal structure of strychnine free base. I suppose I'll have to buy some of the mugs now...

Monday, April 22, 2002

Bastards! The Citizens' Rights Committee, which is leading the debate within the European Parliament on the new data protection for telecommunications directive, narrowly backed a measure that will allow spamming in the European Union (EU). Of course, if I was to attempt to incite everyone who reads this to forward all their spam to their MEP, they'd find a way to rap my knuckles PDQ. It's still tempting, though....

Sunday, April 14, 2002

So, Blunkett opened a new front against the extreme right, did he? Yes, by stealing their clothes. Obviously the way to deal with people who vote for extremist parties or positions is to implement their desires and grab the "credit" for New Labour. And to think that only the other day, Charlie was commending a piece by Blunkett in the Guardian on why the far right is wrong and immigration is good.

Thursday, April 04, 2002

Looks like we're lined up for quite a show in the run-up to Beltane this year (BBC news, via Beltane Fire Society discussion mailing list).

Wednesday, April 03, 2002

Guardian readers' comments on the Schofield piece on usability below. Do I detect a certain level of the Rice-Davies defence?