…in astrological terms, being 59 means you’re in the middle of your second Saturn Return, when Saturn transits its own place for the second time in your life. It’s generally regarded as a pretty heavy time, of restrictions and difficulties. By accident, I’ve just stumbled on the blog of a fellow astrologer who was born … Continue reading Life etc…..
Living in a remote(ish) rural paradise far from the milling wotsits, I tend to miss quite a lot of things going on in the rest of the country. For instance, I’ve only just become aware of this anti-terrorist poster poster campaign going on. It sounds like something dreamed up by a satirist; unfortunately, it’s not. … Continue reading Watching Me, Watching You…
Long ago, in some history of advertising, I read that 70s British ad-makers had shorthand codes for the various TV commercial setups. The most-used setup of the time – two women in a kitchen discussing The Product – was called “Two Cs in a K”; ‘K’ standing for kitchen and ‘C’, well….. For some reason, … Continue reading Mind Your Cs and Ks….
Having got the new online Transit almost ready to upload, I have been told that I’ve got it wrong. Which I didn’t. Originally, I was told that Transit would cease hardcopy publication, but would continue online, with its own dedicated site. So I worked at developing a super-whizzy, Web2.0 online magazine with articles, video content … Continue reading Cheesed Off Again…
…..are pagan websites so generally awful? I’ve spent the last hour going through the listings on the Oakleaf Circle site, checking for dead links. There were some beautifully-designed sites there, but they were in the minority. Honestly I have never seen so many animated gifs, cheesy clipart, misused fonts and violent colour schemes (purple on … Continue reading Why….
Take a look at this picture. It’s from an LJ comm for Russian-speaking Israeli soldiers engaged in the current Gaza offensive (found via a comment on Lenins Tomb). The blog’s all in Russian, so I’ve looked at the pictures. This one, for me, really epitomises the obscenity of the war. A grinning Israeli soldeier sits … Continue reading A Bit of Politics….
Did not get to Preston today. Got to the coach and got told extremely brusquely that it was fully booked and I couldn’t get a ticket. I had wondered if I should book a seat beforehand. But I couldn’t put any money on my PAYG card until yesterday, and it takes at least a day … Continue reading Peed Orf…
I am bloody angry. We heat our house with coal. The coalman has just been for the fortnightly delivery, and the price of coal has gone up
Thought-provoking article in Wired. Most counterterrorism policies fail, not because of tactical problems, but because of a fundamental misunderstanding of what motivates terrorists in the first place. If we’re ever going to defeat terrorism, we need to understand what drives people to become terrorists in the first place,,,, ,,,Terrorists, he writes, (1) attack civilians, a … Continue reading The Seven Habits of Highly Ineffective Terrorists
So the Large Hadron Collider got switched on this morning (and we’re all still here!). I was watching it on BBC News24; after the switchon, the presenter began reading out text and emails from the public. The very first one was, I swear to the Whatever: “Are these scientists trying to disprove the existence of … Continue reading Stupid Things I Have Heard (Part 6,801)