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2012-01-09 (Monday)



  1. Kettling 2.0: The Olympic State of Exception and TSG Action Figures | Games Monitor

    For the large bit on the portable steel cordons the UK police originally acquired for “Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear” situations and are now using to contain protestors. I’d be a bit shocked if I saw police in, say, a Middle Eastern country using these against peaceful protestors, and now…

  2. Financial independence / early retirement / lifestyle design

    While I’m at it, the newish Financial Independence SubReddit is full of this stuff.

  3. Simple Living in Suffolk

    Another UK-based early retirement type blog but, it seems, with very, very long posts.

  4. Monevator — Make more money, invest profitably, retire early

    A UK-based blog along the Early Retirement Extreme lines.

  5. Mr. Money Mustache | Putting the Cash in your Stash

    Along the lines of Early Retirement Extreme, but a bit more lively (for good and bad).

  6. Skratchdot/github-code-search.user.js - GitHub

    “This is a user script that adds a search box to repository pages which allows you to search the code in that repository.” That’ll save me a lot of downloading just to search through a project’s files. (via Brett Terpstra)

  7. Pumpkin risotto with gorgonzola and chestnuts | Angela Hartnett | Life and style | The Guardian

    Tasty, but you’d have to try really hard to make this much butter, parmesan and gorgonzola taste otherwise.


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    @peterme Congratulations! Hope you have fun.

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    “Tonight on Channel 4, ‘Stephen Fry’s 100 Greatest Adjectives’.”

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    Boiling my first full Monbiot of the year.

    Hackney, England, United Kingdom

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    @revdancatt I’m so lazy I google for all my tweets rather than type them out. Including this one.

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    @csi_popmusic Yeah - it doesn’t go anywhere. I really wanted to see more of the accountant to be honest.

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    @csi_popmusic I quite enjoyed it, but I think the Chegwin/Dennis/Barry on the sofa bit was the only time I laughed out loud.

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    @yoz His endless sarcasm these days does undermine some of the serious points he makes other times, which is a shame.