There’s new Who on the TV tomorrow night — if you’re in the UK. In the Antipodes, however, we have to make do with what we can get, either illicitly via downloading, or by just plain waiting for the ABC to show it. Invariably out of sequence with Christmas (unless we’re hugely unlucky and they hold onto it for a full twelve months, which is always possible. Note: Possible. Not desirable).
For those who are waiting, here’s a simple guide to making your own 1980’s-era Who with simple props. It’ll help pass the time. Or something. I’ll explain later.
I got accused recently of being something of a killjoy when it came to Christmas, largely on the basis that I don’t do the whole pretend Santa thing with my kids. Silly me.. here I thought Christmas was to do with Christ, and not an advertising mascot at all. Shows what I know…
I’ve also seen, or been sent this, about once every three years since I’ve been actively online (since about 1994, in other words). But it’s still good enough to share…
Apparently, my old London stomping grounds has just declared rules on how many kebab shops can be opened within the district, and that they can’t be too near any schools. Weird. Very weird.
The Wife Of Distinction is addicted to Keflings.
I’m a bit worried about this morning’s sermon, and the whole business of washing feet with one’s hair. Mainly because I’d be rubbish at it; it’d take me about a week just to clean one little toe with the amount of hair I’ve got left.
Brunch of Champions: Eggs on Toast with home-laid eggs, with just a dash of salt and sauce. Coffee by the side, steaming gently.
How would you measure that handful of nothing? Presumably not by weight. Why is it a handful, anyway? I could deliver nothing by the truckload, in my special fleet of invisible trucks, for a low, low price!*
In the land of not-nothing, yesterday’s Windkintosh story has been slashdotted, and predictably, the Slashdotiverse thinks I suck, or something. Or maybe I don’t. It’s somewhat difficult to tell.
Meanwhile, a review snuck past me at CNET.com.au, and has been up for a few days:
Samsung CLP-310:“You don’t get blazingly fast laser speeds with the CLP-310, but it does live up to the hype of offering affordable colour laser in a small form factor.”
Now, if you’re more of the listening type, there’s also my final podcast contribution to Australian Macworld, in which I pontificate on ISP trials, iPod Touch Battery life and gaming, and the world’s biggest Mac fan. Surprisingly, it isn’t Steve Jobs.
Episode 45 — The downfall of Capitalist Democracy“MJCP, Danny Gorog, Tony Williams and Alex Kidman discuss broadband plans, internet filtering, legal action against ISPs, HandBrake 0.9.3, Bloom for iPhone, and why capitalism and democracy don’t work.