My very own name plate?

Apparently, I get my own office at UNC Chapel Hill. This is quite scary. They're paying me real money as well. Where's the catch? Aside from having to deal with the students?

Testing PySnap

or why I love Python. I’m timing it as having created a usable blogging application one hour after opening XEmacs and Glade windows. And quite a bit of that time was spent remembering how Python syntax works. I feel useful again.

And it’s only 42 lines of code. That’s quite cool.

Cassandra speaks


Kieron Gillen/Brem X Jones/David Kohl has started his own blog. Go, visit, and suchlike.

"You've got to let the old world go"



Every time one of my favourite bands releases a new record, I tend to get rather apprehensive. The concept of 10-12 new songs, that I haven't heard before, that could completely change how I feel about them, unsettles. I worry that the new album will suck. A copy of the first track from the new Sleater-Kinney release, One Beat, fell into my hands on Friday.

I'm sorry I even doubted them for a second.

'One Beat' is the most irresistible song you'll hear this year, I promise. A diatibe of Thomas Edison, Chaos Theory and oil fields, welded to a fantastic machine-gun rhythm of drums and guitar. It's as much a call to arms as 'Ballad of a Ladyman' was, but this time, they Really Mean It. Roll on August...

XML-RPC is very cool.



XML-RPC is very cool. I always like it when I stumble across new things on the Internet, so this week has been very entertaining. I never knew that blogging was soinvolved...

Could it be?

Could it be? After all this time, is Ogg Vorbis 1.0 finally here? Well, almost.

Went to London today.

Went to London today. We didn’t really seem to do a lot, apart from have lunch and go to a few shops, but it was a fun day out. Play.com received a sizable order from me on the basis of yesterday’s downloads (it’s for research. Honest). I’m currently trying to find a few tracks from Beth Orton’s new album, Daybreaker. The demise of AudioGalaxy has made it harder for me to get hold of albums before they’re released. I’m chasing down some links on Gnutella at the moment…

More Money to the RIAA

I should really stop downloading music. Not only am I continuing to kill the music industry, but it’s making the list of CDs I have to buy rather large, considering that I have nowhere to put them at the moment…

Hmm...mozBlog

And yes, mozBlog does make it far too easy to do this sort of thing, in case you were wondering ;-).

Sale of The Century

Attached her to a lie detector