Monthly Archives: May 2004

AAAAAARGH

Right: Simon Sarmiento, and others, write that the graphic saying “Helmintholog” is clipped. I know it’s clipped. I clipped it. I did this because, when I didn’t, the site switched to a one-column layout when narrower than about 850px and … Continue reading Continue reading

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words are inadequate

to express my oipinion of CSS positioning rules. All I want is a box with two other boxes inside it, one at each side. This is how the two books on the right are displayed if you are using sensible … Continue reading Continue reading

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Doctor my eyes

This year I can once more thread thin nylon leader through the eyes of flies. This is very odd, because my eyes have got slightly worse since last year, when the only way I could manage this was to brace … Continue reading Continue reading

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Iranian laughter

The “whole glorious story”:http://www.nynewsday.com/news/nationworld/world/ny-uschal0522,0,3862477,print.story?coll=ny-worldnews-headlines of how the Iranian intelligence service used Ahmed Chalabi to con the Americans into destroying Saddam Hussein for them has one final, delicious twist. This really has been a war to end wars. It will be … Continue reading Continue reading

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Ayahs and snakes

Both of the FWB’s grannies were born in India and when they are together, they grow nostalgic. Last night they were discussing the nursery servants, whom they loved; one of them remembered that it had been her ayah’s job, at … Continue reading Continue reading

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Commercialism

I dont know if I like this redesign. but Ben Hammersley told me, when we were watching otters in Florence, that he was paying his hosting bills with Google ads, so I thought I would try them. Also, putting ads … Continue reading Continue reading

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apologies for stupidity

I haven’t posted much this week because I have been getting up too early. Instead of shambling up between 5.30 and 6.00 am and absorbing coffee while I think out loud, I have been getting up at the same time, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Found poetry: lost short story

Two search requests, listed consecutively, from yesterday: bq. 1: hearing protectors used in pubs 1: what is the difference between homosexuality and polygamy “So there I was, in the pub with my hearing protectors on as usual, and I think … Continue reading Continue reading

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mother love

My wife’s grandfather went through the battle of Jutland as a sixteen-year-old midshipman. Among the books that have come down to us from him was an anonymous work, published in 1916, _From Dartmouth to the Dardanelles,_ the diary of another … Continue reading Continue reading

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God and the Daily Mail

No time for a proper review, but I read “A.N. Wilson’s novel”:http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0091795354/andrewbrownssite about God and the _Daily Mail_ on Thursday, while I was watching the spare computer reboot, reinstall, and fail to work properly. Three times. That’s another story, one … Continue reading Continue reading

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