Monthly Archives: August 2008

My must-read blogs (non-tech edition)

The following are all highly recommended. A Dress A Day. Lexicographer Eric McKean, coiner of the term fauxlero, shows off her favourite dresses: mostly vintage, occasionally runway, but with a strong DIY sensibility. The Hathor Legacy. Regular skewering of film, TV, and advertising for their constant anti-feminist messages. Less ranty and more readable than you’d think. 101 cookbooks wins the prize for “food blog most likely to actually make me salivate”. Weird visual aside, I think Heidi’s tastebuds and mine may have been separated at Continue reading →

Tall ships on a map

Freebase Parallax is rocking my world. Do I really need to say any more? 243 tall ships; of those for which the home port is known, draw them on a map. If there’s a picture, use it. David Gerard, UK Wikipedia guy, who is sitting on the sofa next to me, says that he’s highly impressed and that I should say so. I told him to blog about it himself, but he’s a slack bastard, so there you go.

Off to London

I’m off to London tonight, and will be there from Saturday 16th to Sunday 24th August. It’s my first time there — a bit of a colonial pilgrimage — so I’m really looking forward to it. It’s part work and part play, which is to say that I’ll be working and enjoying myself simultaneously. They’re kicking us out of the office to work from home for a week while they remodel, so I saw no reason why I had to work from my own home Continue reading →