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The classy Harrods Sweatshop

Someone in the Harrods marketing department has committed something of a branding sin. In the sports section they have a shoe area that is called ‘The Sweatshop’. However, the only sign of a sweat-shop I could see was the end-product.

Maida Vale, London, Wednesday, December 10th, 2003

Linux Angst

The other day I installed Mandrake Linux 9.1 and all things internet worked fine. So I get to thinking that I’ll go one better and give myself an upgrade to the recently released 9.2. 9.2 is definitely slicker than 9.1, but for the life of me I have yet to get my adsl modem, a Speedtouch 330, to connect to the internet. I needed to download the microcode (mgmt.o) with 9.1 to get it to work, but that was the only drama. I assumed that it would be the same in 9.2. I have found a few pages about the issue but as yet none have worked.

When I get it working I will post an answer here incase anyone else has the same issues.

Update I found this that I will try tomorrow – looking hopeful.

Reading: Gore Vidal’s ‘Inventing a Nation’. It’s about some of the founding fathers of the US, and their original vision/reservations for the future of the Union. I find Mr Vidal’s style so enjoyable to read that it is hard to put down.

Maida Vale, London, Tuesday, December 9th, 2003

Linux on anything you like?

I’ve been wondering if you can run linux on a Sony Ericsson T610 (my latest toy). Volker reports that someone got it running on a digi-cam. And he said that it’s useless????

Maida Vale, London, Friday, December 5th, 2003

Elijah Wood isn’t actually made of wood…

…or I think his nose might have started growing. He was on Jay Leno’s show claiming to have climbed the Welliewood icon that is the bucket fountain, and, dig this, pissed in it. Bastard. However, I think he might be telling porkies. I’d be surprised if he’d have been able to climb the fountain with three mates and then piss into it. It’s possible but highly unlikley. I’ll forgive him this time.

Maida Vale, London, Friday, December 5th, 2003

Search Phrases

The most popular search term from which users find this site? ‘doggers’. And there’s a bit of a scene down there in Poole by the looks of it. Nearly 800 ‘unique visitors’ last month. I’m stoked! If you want to boost your ratings, there’s only one real answer….

Maida Vale, London, Friday, December 5th, 2003

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