For a long time I’ve been very unsure about the very distinctive design of the Selfridge’s store in Birmingham. I saw it for myself yesterday, and I now see that no photograph really does it justice. It’s a lovely piece of work, and one that fits into the urban context far better than I expected.
Moments after being spared prison, the veteran animal rights activist Keith Mann landed himself in jail yesterday by openly threatening the director of a research laboratory who was sitting in court.
The act of defiance forced Judge Richard Price to reconvene proceedings at Portsmouth crown court, conduct a trial on the charge of contempt of court and sentence Mann, 38, to six months in prison.
This is an insanely good idea:
Fraser Speirs – Neutrino XML – all your feeds in one file.:
What is Neutrino?A Neutrino feed is a collection of pointers to other syndication feeds – say, a blog, Flickr and Del.icio.us – all of which belong to one individual. It’s essentially indirection for feeds – point someone at your Neutrino feed and they can then discover your blog feed, your Flickr feed, your Del.icio.us feed, and anything else you care to include which you publish and can be syndicated.
I have a blog, a Livejournal, a Flickr account and a (rarely-used) del.icio.us account. All of them are chucking out feeds. To combine them all in one feed so people can get streaming Adam goodness in a single place would just be a fantastic step forward.
(Now, if you can find a way to pull each person’s contributions to a group blog into their Neutrino stream, all the better.
This is a slightly rewritten and polished up version of a talk I gave to a Six Apart event (cf. On being on the panel at Blogs in Action) at London’s Polish Club a few weeks ago. It’s kind of a personal history of and exposition around weblogs and webloggery. This version has had some of the more colourful language removed.
What it also is, beyond the above, is well worth a read. Go to it.
The observant will have noticed the sudden appearance of Technorati tags at the bottom of the last post. That’s because I’ve just switched to the latest version of ecto, my blogging tool of choice, which not only makes using them very, very easy, it also has a spiffy new interface.
If you’re blogging on a Mac, give it a try. Oh, and there’s a Windows version, too.
The times, they are a-changin’.
BBC NEWS | Health | Nurses warn over teen group sex:
Teenagers are taking part in a group sex activity known as �daisy-chaining�, nurses have claimed.
School nurses at the Royal College of Nursing’s conference in Harrogate said colleagues in parts of London had become aware of the practice.
Nurses warn daisy-chaining, where acts are performed with multiple partners, puts teenagers’ health at risk.
Frankly, as a teenager, I spent most of my time hoping just to kiss a girl. Having sex with multiple partners wasn’t even on my radar.
A quiet day in a Suffolk town. It’s nice to escape London, if only for 24 hours.