Daily archives: June 16, 2003


Is it just a coincidence that the day BT announces it’s merging its OpenWorld service with Yahoo content is also the day OpenWorld’s servers decide to go tits up all afternoon and are still seriously screwing with the LapLink connection I’d finally got working after a month and a half?

I’m supposed to be modifying stuff on, and downloading from, the guy’s computer, as I proved I could do earlier, but now it connects and then hangs before finally deciding that ‘read services’ have failed.

This is beginning to piss me off!

Treat your lady

6 ways to please your lady. Most appropriate for Team Spinneyhead, and most of the people we know, is number 1-

if you are the type of boy who spends more time fondling/nurturing various electronic devices, that’s ok. just understand that, like a computer, a lady who hasn’t been rebooted in awhile may be hesitant to perform at optimum capacity. you may have to upgrade your operating system to get her up and running and back to normal. don’t expect that flipping one switch is gonna turn her on automatically. you might have to flip a few switches, plug/unplug some things and even install a few additional items to make it work out. have faith…it worked in the past, it will work again.


Considering we only won last week’s pub quiz because of Jenny’s extensive knowledge of prog and ‘classic’ rock I think she’ll rate higher than me on this one.

In fact I know quite a few people who’ll score higher.

I am 29% Metal Head

Most other metal-heads acknowledge my presence, but they laugh at me behind my back. Maybe I need to stop spending all that money on haircuts and invest in a few Pantera T-shirts.

Take the Metal Head Test at fuali.com

via 5ub5onic


The problems of using military intelligence to justify the invasion of Iraq.

Throughout history, in virtually every conflict, a universal law has applied. That law says that when it comes to military intelligence, whatever you think you know is incomplete, and some of it is wrong. You don’t know what you don’t know, you don’t know how much you don’t know, and you don’t know what part of what you think you know is wrong.

What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming?

Almost every year, Republicans in the US House of Representatives pass an amendment to the Constitution banning the burning or defacement of the Stars and Stripes. It gets voted down in Congress every time. Which is good, because otherwise Team Spinneyhead’s planned 4th of July celebrations might cause me problems when I finally travel to America.

via Andy Social

Got Comics?

Comics gossiper Rich Johnston has a real career in advertising. The two strands have come together in a recent edition of one of his online columns, where he took up the challenge to create a campaign to sell comics to the masses.

I think Patrick Stewart is my favourite. (He and creator Warren Ellis have hatched, so far, fruitless plans to do a Transmetropolitan movie, with the Bald One perfectly suited to lead character Spider Jerusalem.)