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Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Myspace - Turn My Visitors On
I just logged into Myspace for the first time in ages, to see a message saying they’ve changed the privacy settings. Well, I suppose Facebook did that recently, so they’ve had to follow suit…. Anyway, so I clicked through to check the settings. This takes you to a load of options. The first is a tickbox which asks me whether I want to “Turn my visitors on”. It’s ticked at the moment.

Questionable pop!

Friday, February 9th, 2007

If you see lots of rubbish pop music appearing on my profile, that’s because I’m showing my parents the recommended music program. Okay?

Shambolic Reggae

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

Went to a slightly shambolic reggae festival in Platt Fields park, Manchester, on Saturday. With the festival staring over 3 hours late, most performers ended up only being on stage for a couple of songs. And quality was variable… I also almost narowly escape food-poising from a piece of jerk-chicken, but counter-acted it by drinking an evil-tasting concoction of Jamaican spinach… hmmmm…

Strange music…

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

Whilst looking at upcoming events in Manchester, I stumbled upone this page. They’re doing a gig in a swimming pool in Manchester soon. The music looks and sounds bizarre…. does anyone know whether it’s genuine??

Thief ‘drinks’ work of art

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

Thief ‘drinks’ work of art
An artist’s latest work – a bottle of melted Antarctic ice – may have been stolen and drunk by a thirsty thief.

Artist Wayne Hill filled a two-litre clear plastic bottle with melted ice to highlight global warming.

But the artwork, valued at £42,500, went missing while on display at a literary festival, reports the Scotsman.

Entitled Weapon of Mass Destruction, it vanished halfway through the Ways with Words festival at Dartington Hall, Devon.

Mr Hill said: “It looked like an ordinary bottle of water, but it was on a plinth, labelled, described and in the programme of the whole festival.

“It was very, very clear what it was – a work of art.”

The work uses water taken from the threatened west Antarctic ice sheet, which is currently melting at the rate of 250 cubic kilometres a year, he said.

Mr Hill added: “Nobody has any idea what has happened to it. It was there and then it was gone.”

Big brother or celebrity love island?

Sunday, June 19th, 2005

I was staying at a student house up in Manchester the other day and witnessed a fight over the TV remote – about whether to watch Big Brother or Celebrity Love Island. Made me very very glad I don’t have a TV. Steve Lawson has found a painfully close-to-the-bone review of the latter.


Monday, June 6th, 2005

I’ve just created a category for everything that doesn’t fit in anywhere else.. and to celebrate that here’s a little nugget of advice trawled from the net:

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