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All charges against John Leslie dropped

Thursday, July 31st, 2003

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Via the BBC. Will this change the way the media in this country are allowed to act? Will the law be changed to allow anonymity for those accused of rape? Will this stop non-entities like Matthew Wright trying to attract publicity to their low rating shows by “accidentally” revealing Leslie’s name on air?

*Sigh* Nothing will change. But I hope Leslie sues the bastards for every penny they’ve got.

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Thursday, July 31st, 2003

Or is it just for one post? I’m keeping fingers, toes and all dangly bits crossed that we’ll see more.

In a (rare) burst of pedantry I’ll say to Bertha Mae that “It’s a sad, sad day fer folks in the good ol’ U.S. of A.” does Mr Hope a disservice – he will be missed around the world. And let’s not forget that he was born in Greenwich*, England (*pronounced “Grennich”).

Talking of “Americans” who weren’t actually born in the US,
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Quick links

Thursday, July 31st, 2003

Two very striking layouts at GotFoo and Richard D Bartlett (who seems to be shutting up shop. Shame.)

A sad reflection from Michael at The Lingering Lemon of Death (via Carol at Odds & Ends).

Fancy a spot of headspinning? Go here, thanks to Robyn.

Or maybe some (quite justified) Belgium bashing (via au currant who in turn came via Gert who writes an excellent piece on exposure).

And finally, some music to avoid prostate cancer by.

Which leads me neatly into the latest joke to hit the inbox.
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Bloogle Google searches

Wednesday, July 30th, 2003

Evan Williams (Blogger god) has a great reply to some of the “google is screwing up results with blog listings” debate with Deconstructing Matt’s Google blog spam example.

BTW, with a name like that do you think he has Welsh parentage?

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Wednesday, July 30th, 2003

How do you store your sheets and pillowcases? In the airing cupboard? Me too. And do you have “sets”, I mean pillowcases that match particular quilt covers? Even worse, do you have sets in more than one size? Our bed is king size, there are double sheets for the sofa bed and singles for the guest bed. That’s a lot of cotton sitting in piles in a hot airing cupboard. And how many times do you have to sort through said piles to find a matching set? You too? Well listen up, I’ve had inspiration.
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Wednesday, July 30th, 2003

How do you store your sheets and pillowcases? In the airing cupboard? Me too. And do you have “sets”, I mean pillowcases that match particular quilt covers? Even worse, do you have sets in more than one size? Our bed is king size, there are double sheets for the sofa bed and singles for the guest bed. That’s a lot of cotton sitting in piles in a hot airing cupboard. And how many times do you have to sort through said piles to find a matching set? You too? Well listen up, I’ve had inspiration.
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Phact or Photoshop?

Tuesday, July 29th, 2003

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Thanks to je blog.

Afternoon tea

Tuesday, July 29th, 2003

Instead of a cuppa, here’s a great limerick from Graham Lester.

Sylvester found out his wife Lisa
Had hired a detestable geezer
To kill him – how bad!
But he really got mad
When he found it was charged to his Visa

There’s an interesting article on Paul Auster via Alaina and for Madeleine there’s the Julie/Julia Project (don’t read this if you haven’t had lunch yet, it will make you very hungry).

If I can find a way to disable the clock mouse trail thingy I’ll be going back for more of in the aquarium. “When is a smoothie not a smoothie? When it’s a lumpie.” Heh. Great blog and lovely artwork.

Wow

Tuesday, July 29th, 2003

Wow

Go take a look at samorost. (Via out of character and styrofoam kitty.)

By jove, he’s done it!

Tuesday, July 29th, 2003

Once again the blogging community does what it does best.

Here’s what the problem was. I used to put the comment script in each post rather than have it as part of the template. Which has worked fine for months. But Pyra/Google changed things over the weekend which made that not work any more. This was complicated by the fact that there were also problems over at enetation (who were VERY helpful).
Following DVD‘s wonderful instructions overnight, I’ve added the enetation script to the template and now y’all can comment again.
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