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Thursday, 30 December 2004

Frank Miller's Sin City

I hadn't really heard of Sin City before, but after having had the chance to see the trailer for the film adaptation, can I just say:

1. wow; and

2. the soundtrack for the trailer is an instrumental version of The Servant's Cells (RealAudio), which is similarly wow.

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Saturday, 25 December 2004

Merry Christmas

And a merry Jingle Rock Bell...

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Thursday, 23 December 2004

Better living through (the denial of) chemistry

The Times ran a suite of stories today on research suggesting a link between over-enthusiastic housekeepers keeping their immediate surroundings a little too clean and perhaps applying a little too much zeal with household cleaning 'chemicals' and the increasing prevalance of asthma. Times reporter Anna Patty diligently filed a story concerning a young boy with asthma and his mother, Shelley:

Although the cause of asthma is unknown, Mrs Cohen-Morgan believes that weather changes trigger Joshua’s asthma attacks. She also suspects that household chemicals and pollution bring on attacks, and is vigilant in keeping her home free of household cleaners and dust.
“Everything I buy is organic. I stay clear of anything with chemicals in it,” she said. “I don’t use polish, air fresheners or household chemicals. Joshua doesn’t need to be inhaling any aerosol-based products.”

The title of the story was, obviously 'I don't use anything with chemicals in it'.

I hope she doesn't know her son was born with chemicals in him already!

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Wednesday, 22 December 2004

Don't forget Poland

... I didn't.

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Tuesday, 21 December 2004

What kind of question is that?

Tom rightly takes someone to task for what appears to be an ill-informed, reactionary, passive-aggressive rant for what I thought was a perfectly reasonable business card.

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Monday, 20 December 2004

iTunes for PDF

  • iTunes works with PDFs as well - Apple is using PDFs to distribute U2 liner notes. Do the files sync to iPods too, though, useless as they are on there?

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Wednesday, 15 December 2004

Late to the party

Everyone else has probably already blogged the BT survey headlined by the BBC as "Millions to miss out on the net", that 40% of the UK's population will be "without internet access at home" in 2025.

I guess they'll all have 2G+ mobile phones, though, so it's all good.

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Monday, 13 December 2004

Job

If you're interested in a full-time LAMP job working in massively multiplayer immersive games, drop me a line. London, UK residents preferred.

20050114: This position is now closed.

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HTML::Mason on OS X 10.3

HTML::Mason installs fine. Apache::TestMM isn't:

Is it OK to install relative to Apache2/? [y] n
[ error]
The answer is 'No' => aborting...

To build mod_perl 2 either add MP_INST_APACHE2=1 Makefile.PL option or first remove mod_perl 1.26 files, including
/System/Library/Perl/5.8.1/darwin-thread-multi-2level/mod_perl.pm

Doing cpan -i Apache::TestMM seems to want to install mod_perl 2, which makes the whole thing very upset about mod_perl 1.x being around, and then even more confused about the lack of Apache 2. Which is weird, because this is a vanilla 10.3 install, and I can't find anyone else who's had this problem.

Any advice?

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