Bits and bobs

Just posting this stuff for the sake of it really.

Although this has been covered everywhere already, I’ll mention the publication of Cory Doctorow’s Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, a joint online/hardcopy publication which can be downloaded here under a creative commons license. I’ve enjoyed Cory’s stuff before, not to mention Boing Boing, so I’m looking forward to getting into this over the weekend. I reckon that I’ll end up buying a copy too.  (Also available online, at, is Jury Service, a collaboration between Cory Doctorow and Charlie Stross, also worth reading.)

Hmm, what else has been going on…

Read a discussion about Palladium and the release of American Megatrends palladium BIOS on Slashdot yesterday. Don’t think I’ll be buying one for my next PC (if I have any choice ;-), and the whole thing makes me feel a bit uneasy.

Had a laugh at, which I hadn’t seen before, and thoroughly approve of.

Got bored in the evenings and started on yet another minor makeover for this blog, this time trying to be a bit more XHTML and CSS orientated.

Going to try and post a couple of more original pieces that have been brewing for a little while at the weekend, too.