Monthly Archives: April 2010

If I Ran Labour

• Looks as though Labour is headed for a painful train wreck in next week’s election   • Looks as though the Tories will hold the single strongest hand in a hung Parliament   • Even if Brittania tilts the … Continue reading

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Something New Every Day

I think I would never have learned what “squeaky bum time” means apart from having lived in the UK, and for that — among other things — I give heartfelt thanks.   (What, you didn’t know either, faithful readers outside … Continue reading

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Password Security

The Bible Study group Monday night had a short discussion about password security Monday night, including how bad we all are at it (some of us were guilty of worst password practices); this approach strikes me as very intriguing. I … Continue reading

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Criticism and Pleasure

“Le plaisir de la critique nous ôte celui d’être vivement touchés de très belles choses.” — Jean de la Bruyère   I’m not quite sure how, in tenth grade, a copy of La Bruyère’s Les Caractéres came into my possession. … Continue reading

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Do What Must Be Done

Well, the government has gone and done it, despite the overwhelming opposition of people who actually understand the bill in question. Britain has passed the Digital Economy Bill, which mandates kicking whole families off the internet if one member is … Continue reading

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The Stream Of St Mary’s

My cathedrallian (cathedrallic?) boss, Fr. Kelvin, has edited and posted Sunday’s Easter sermon on St Mary’s “sermons” page, whence I’m picking up this stream —       Kelvin also reminds me (well, I don’t think I knew it in … Continue reading

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Critical Mass of Browser Tabs

And leftover things emails I should acknowledge:   • I’ve been meaning for a while now to congratulate the inimitable Michael O’Connor Clarke, for his new gig as VP of Marketing at Freshbooks. (To be honest, you probably could imitate … Continue reading

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Alleluia!

No, I’m not talking about the beginning of the baseball season, nor of Duke’s convincing victory over WVU (sorry, Mountaineer friends). I’m talking about navigating last week’s complications without having run smack into any shoals. Oh, plus, there’s that whole … Continue reading

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Hurts ’Cos It’s True

The sad part about the Guardian’s April Fool’s story about Labour’s new election tactics is that it sounds more interesting, perhaps even more convincing, than most everything else that politicians say and do.

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