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2010-01-06 (Wednesday)


  1. WW2: A Civilian in the Second World War

    Another historical-diary-as-weblog, this time diaries from the home front in Essex during World War II.

  2. Westminster City Council - The Life and Loves of a Victorian Clerk

    Least inspiring implementation yet of realtime-historical-diary-online? No RSS, links, weblog view. Does have pictures though. And pointless generic “Was this useful?” block.

  3. The Diary of a Nobody, as a daily weblog

    From ‘Punch’ magazine in 1888.

  4. David Simon - Vice Magazine

    Once you’re past the interviewer’s introduction, this is good, aside from being split over several pages. Grr. Particularly liked the explanation of the Ancient Greek vs Shakespearean difference between The Wire and most other TV/film.


  • philgyford’s avatar

    ...because Glenn Beck et al were shown as figures of mockery spouting their usual nonsense about foreigners? Either way, seems unnecessary?

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Odd: Did More 4 have to pre-warn of "racist language" because a man on Daily Show used "nigger" in an example of racist 1940s speech, or...

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Also, you guys kept banging on about snow (ooh, surprise, who'd have thought? In WINTER!) and there isn't any. Want my money back.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    It would be great if I really didn't need more than four hours sleep. Unfortunately I fear my body is tricking me today.