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Archive for October, 2004

‘Al Jaz’

I like to check out Al-Jazeera for a truly different perspective. Since I saw the superb doco Control Room I have been interested in the angle the much maligned Al-Jazeera take. As they say at the station, nothing is taboo, everything must be reported.

On a trivial note, the web site doesn’t quite render in FireFox. An appeal to FireFox users who like their news lies opinion in different flavours: please visit the Aljazeera site and leave them a solid reason in form of a server log entry so they get their site working correctly in the browser of choice.

Maida Vale, London, Friday, October 29th, 2004

This is how we treat Nazis in NZ

This is great – let’s all keep it up now people!

Maida Vale, London, Friday, October 29th, 2004

Respect to Mike Moore

Yep. Gotta hand it to the man. If you care to watch the last edition of the BBC’s most excellent Question Time you’ll see what I mean. Mike, do me a favour, you’re at your best live so quit it with the crappy books already. He (Moore) excels live or at least on screen and this is a textbook example of his humour defusing an argument and winning people over….

Maida Vale, London, Friday, October 29th, 2004

Nasty Telecom…..

Telecom NZ enjoyed being one of the most hated companies in the land for many years. With attitudes like this I’m sure they still hold the title…

Maida Vale, London, Thursday, October 28th, 2004

fireFTP is my new friend

I have been using an FTP client called LeechFTP. I gave it a chance but in the end concluded that it was a bit crap. Today I discovered fireFTP which is a plugin for Firefox. So far it meets all my criteria:

  • auto reconnects! (unlike Leech)
  • remembers the directory you were in before you were disconnected (unlike Leech)
  • is 50KB in size!
  • installs automatically in Firefox (just remember to allow Firefox to install files from that site)

It’s a beta so the interface still needs a little work (i.e., when showing your local and remote site try resizing those columns – mind you my screen res on my little X-24 is 1024 x 768). I recommend it and you should try it out and give the developers your feedback.

Speaking of cool: The big instrumental in ‘Rain on Tin’ by Sonic Youth . Yessir.

Maida Vale, London, Monday, October 25th, 2004

Pink Floyd

Just listened to ‘Comfortably Numb’ for the first time in about 12 years. The penny finally drops; they’re singing about heroin. No flies on this one.

Maida Vale, London, Monday, October 25th, 2004


From the beeb:

“We do not believe that the Kyoto Protocol is something that is realistic for the United States and we have no intention of signing or ratifying it,” State Department spokesman Adam Ereli said.

Good one, Adam Ereli. See you in hell, buddy .

Maida Vale, London, Friday, October 22nd, 2004

Radio Chomsky

Radio Chomsky in New Zealand is on-line!

Tower Hill, London, Friday, October 22nd, 2004

Coffee and Cigarettes

Just saw ‘Coffee and Cigarettes’. Rockin’. It made me want to smoke dirty cigarettes though. Best scene: the one with RZA and GZA of course. Peace god.

Maida Vale, London, Friday, October 22nd, 2004


Still no sign of my Mozilla Search plugin having been uploaded. I’ll let you know, I realise how much demand there has been for this….

Maida Vale, London, Monday, October 4th, 2004


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