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London Cycle Hire: good, but not great

The hideously named Barclays Cycle Hire scheme – also known as borisbikes, kencycles, bankerbikes and so on – has been running for a few weeks now, and after a slow start I’ve finally had time to try it a few times. So is it any good? Well sort of. Ish. Maybe. From the perspective of […]

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On Kon

A couple of years ago I woke up on a plane, too early, half-way across the Atlantic. After a failed attempt to switch my brain back off again I flicked through the in-flight system, past a whole truckload of tedious shit, and settled upon one of the few Japanese programmes – an animated film about […]

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Star Letter – the clue’s in the name

Here’s the Star Letter in our local paper, the News Shopper, this week: Thanks to Clay Harris for scanning this and posting it online. And here’s the response from the News Shopper this morning (read from the bottom up): I’m not going to go into detail as this has all been covered more comprehensively elsewhere, […]

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The iLife? No, thanks.

With perhaps perfect timing, I emerged back onto the internet after a week or so away just in time to see this piece in the Evening Standard: Living the iLife. The lede sums up the tone: Techno-savvy Londoners are abandoning their worldy (sic) possessions and instead living their lives out of a laptop. The digital […]

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28% Extra Free!

Tedious housekeeping notice: I’ve adjusted my WordPress template to take advantage of Flickr’s newerer, bigger(er) images, so please let me know if it breaks horribly in your browser. Also, comments were being held for moderation because I forgot to reset the options after getting back to the UK – that’s now fixed, so if you’ve […]

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