Oh yes, gleeful leftie hacker tournament after the BNP did a 0.16 megarecord datafart. My effort contains absolutely no personally-identifying data; it’s made with this guy’s count by region and population data from National Statistics, to show the number of BNP activists per 100 citizens in each UK region. People kept asking for that kind…Read More don’t compromise, visualise
Jamie Zawinski links to a campaign to have a Californian sewage works renamed after George W. Bush. I disagree, strongly. Who on earth would associate something as civic, egalitarian, and useful as sewage treatment with the Commander Guy? Not just that, but it’s a publicly-owned sewage plant, part of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.…Read More Civilisation is common defence and waste disposal
You thought Keighley were having a good year? We’re having a fucking good year. Yes. 1 Keighley 7 6 0 1 215 118 192 Doncaster 6 6 0 0 216 74 183 Gateshead 6 5 0 1 204 129 164 Barrow 5 5 0 0 199 50 155 Oldham 6 5 0 1 196 136…Read More Kly! Kly! Boing! Boing!
I have been away, cutting down to only very restricted Internet/computing usage, and living in a district that would make Abu Muq piss his baggy pants. (Walthamstow, he says. You’ve never been to Bradford, have you?) Which is amusing, because (as in every poor/immigrant ‘hood in Europe) every second business is a mobile phone/computer shop.…Read More ….here I am!
The RepRap just gets cooler; they’re now working on plastics derived from plants that are cured solid with UV light, so as to bring more of the toolchain into the project. Also see here. If that don’t work, there’s always Lego. (If anyone gets this title, I’ll be delighted.)Read More tha mun laike w’it gangling-iron
It’s been bloody difficult to see anything of this year’s championship play-offs; apparently there’s some sort of rugby union event going on. But I did manage to see Hull and Wigan last night. Which posed a problem – which of them do I hate more? I still get abusive comments on this post from time…Read More Blogging Rugby League: Hull 18 Wigan 21
OK, this is it. Not only must the Home Office go, so too must the Association of Chief Police Officers, the newest political party on the block. Its president, Ken Jones, now wants not just 90 days of detention without charge, but unlimited detention without charge. After all, it worked so well in Northern Ireland.…Read More ACPO Must Go
Responding to Dan Hardie’s latest BNP screed, I think there are several important points here. First of all, Dan Dsquared is half-right that BNP voters don’t matter. There are not enough of them ever to get elected to run anything, and their candidates usually manage to teach their own electors a lesson about voting for…Read More Dan predicts a riot
Last weekend, for the first time in years. A couple of things – first of all, they’re knocking down the first attempts at regeneration now, whilst a lot of the empty sites that used to be mills are still empty. The whole 60s grey tickytacky city centre is gone, leaving half a mile of rubble.…Read More Back in Bradford
It’s come to my attention, again, that the fine Samuel Smith’s Brewery of Tadcaster, West Yorkshire produces beer that a nontrivial number of bloggers enjoy and recommend. Smiths is best-known outside Yorkshire and the real ale community for the clutch of pubs it owns in central London, much favoured for their low prices and scruffy…Read More Beer for Bloggers