Monthly Archives: January 2008

Productivity notes

Three nice bits of software to help me work this year: * Launchy, which I have used before on the laptop, is primarily a way to avoid the Windows start menu: it works rather like Quicksilver for the Mac. Once … Continue reading Continue reading

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An Evil thought

Why is everyone so convinced that it was Hillary’s tears which swung the vote in New Hampshire? It seems to me at least possible that there is a certain reluctance to vote for black peopple. This is understood to be … Continue reading Continue reading

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All you need know about heresy

This morning I found in a bookshelf the copy of Volume 2 of Gibbon’s _Decline and Fall_ which I had been reading 22 years ago, when appointed the _Independent’s_ religious affairs correspondent. It might seem absurd now to prepare for … Continue reading Continue reading

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Godly Snippets

* An interesting piece of spontaneous ritual here, "from the Guardian:":http://www.guardian.co.uk/transport/Story/0,,2234023,00.html a story about a boy who woke up in hospital after a car crash and had to be told that three of his friends, who had been in the … Continue reading Continue reading

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Making OpenOffice tolerable

One of the incidental irritations of using OpenOffice is that it uses its own, eccentric python installation. OOo is almost completely scriptable in Python, but the mechanism was put together many years ago by one programmer in his spare time, … Continue reading Continue reading

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