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My dæmon

Friday, October 26th, 2007

“The Golden Compass” is the name of the film of Northern Lights, the first of the trilogy His Dark Materials. I’ve been persuaded to take the “meet your dæmon” test from the web site. Creepy result below…


Other people’s rubbish

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

Communal bins can be a pain. Round here, there are bins for recycling and bins for “normal” (non-recyclable) rubbish, and the bin collectors are particularly picky — if they spot anything that has been sorted incorrectly they will just leave it the whole bin. One of the households sharing the bins mistook the “normal” rubbish bin for the recycling bin (they’re new), and started putting bottles, cans, bits of paper etc in it, leaving me with no room for my bag of “normal” rubbish.


The Return of Justin Currie

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

What Is Love For?Justin Currie’s voice and lyrics are just as good as they were in the Del Amitri days, and just as evocative. I haven’t even finished listening to The Uncle Devil Show yet, and now this album, What Is Love For?, is out. Yay!

And now: dramatic whitespace

Friday, October 5th, 2007

Dramatic Whitespace


Great World Wide Star Count

Friday, October 5th, 2007

I’ve done my star counting. Now I know where the Summer Triangle is, as well as the Northern Cross. The point of the star count is to try to build a map of light pollution; but really, there’s no need for an excuse to look up at the stars for quarter of an hour in the evening.