I’m blogging to deal with overflow.
Here’s How is a great toast.
On on! Was a thing my father always used to say when we were jogging or running – all comes from the Hash House Harriers.
“After the war, Flowers was granted £1,000 by the government, payment which did not cover Flowers’ personal investment in the equipment and most of which he shared amongst the staff who helped him build and test Colossus. Ironically, Flowers applied for a loan from the Bank of England to build another machine like Colossus but was denied the loan because the bank did not believe that such a machine could work. He could not argue that he had already designed and built many of these machines because his work on Colossus was covered by the Official Secrets Act. His work in computing was not fully acknowledged until the 1970s.”
“If we’re already going to go through the trouble of doing something, then let’s do something that no one else can do.”
Good words from Errolson Hugh.
I’ve recently been reading Stewart Lee’s excellent autobiography/self critique “How I Escaped My Certain Fate”. It’s great. One of the best bits wasn’t actually about Stewart, but rather the genius that is Simon Munnery and his “Self-Knowledge Impregnator”, deployed at the Cluuub Zarathustra. I won’t ruin the joke, just read. Bonus! Plagarism, in both directions. Double bonus! How to do stand up.
Automatically generated new music genres.
The phrases that pay on Kickstarter.
Fusion propulsion IAmA on Reddit. Is IAmA the future of interviews?
“Like The Wickerman sacrificing Bill Oddie to the gods of Countryfile,” Jaguar Shoes said, “Hand of Glory is a pop-up pub that unites a collective of artists in a disquieting, but colourful exhibition of British folk culture.”
New Folk bar in Dalston.
I read about the Cool Tools Book success with interest. I’ve always wanted to do a super thick magazine on low quality paper with just tons and tons of open content – Wikipedia articles, TV schedules, weather forecasts, doodle pages, everything. Perhaps everything on a persons hard drive?