"And now: a station break"

Apparently, the blog has been a little political of late. I give you this picture as an interlude:

Normal service will resume shortly.

currently playing: Cornelius — Count Five or Six

Open Shores

Okay, so you can't run to Canada, but I'm sure the European Union will be happy to receive draft-dodgers. College, Canada, and being a girl won't work this time, but you could always say you're gay…

(Although, I don't believe for a second that these bills will pass, as it would almost guarantee Bush's defeat in November…)

currently playing: The Concretes — Cabaret

"You played me?"

Umm. Ahmed Chalabi was working for the Iranians? Bet somebody feels dumb inviting him to the State of The Union address now…

currently playing: Sleater-Kinney — Start Together

Pavement

oooh. pavementy.

The Moral of Troy

The city would never have fallen if only they'd given Orlando Bloom a bow and arrow in the first act…

currently playing: Dexy's Midnight Runners — The Waltz

Resistance

Something to remember…

Lincoln's Inn Field

While I was trying to find my way back to the bus, I found this lovely field, few of LSE students relaxing in the sun.

turnabout: fair play

'President Bush said the institute of marriage shouldn't be defined "by a few activist judges."'

Yeah, well, some people think that the position of President shouldn't be decided by a few activist judges either…

currently playing: Longpigs — On And On

Boring Techy Stuff

The idea from the photolog came from this helpful site. It's not completely finished yet, as some of the styling on the individual entries isn't quite right, but I think it's okay for the moment. It's currently set up to display a maximum of seven photos on the main page before shuffling the last one off to parts unknown (there will be a proper index page for all the photos eventually). I'm using a mix of AppleScript and string for publishing; select the picture in iPhoto, then click on the script in NetNewsWire. The AppleScript sends the picture and the thumbnail to the server and constructs the basic HTML for the new blog entry. Exciting stuff.

Oh, and if you're using a fancy newsreader to read this, you can subscribe to the photolog's individual feed (RSS 2.0 at the moment).

I would promise less boring stuff tomorrow, but I'm heading off to London for the STAND meeting, so there's a good chance tomorrow will be full of talk of identity cards. You might get some new pictures, though.

Hmm. Have a song as recompense for making it this far (contains Wilco).

currently playing: Yo La Tengo — Night Falls On Hoboken

Let us go then, you and I

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, unremembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which was the beginning;
At the source of the longest river
The voice of the hidden waterfall
And the children in the apple-tree
Not known, because not looked for
But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
Between two waves of the sea.
Quick now, here, now, always?
A condition of complete simplicity
(Costing not less than everything)
And all shall be well and
All manner of thing shall be well
When the tongues of flame are in-folded
Into the crowned knot of fire
And the fire and the rose are one.

This book is only seven years old, yet half the pages are loose and it looks as if it will fall apart completely if you give it a harsh stare. And the inside is covered with pencil notes, describing all the different meanings of "I will show you fear in a handful of dust." One careful owner?