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  1. Top Ten Email Correspondents (by volume)

    Trying to avoid thesis-writing without stepping into the dripping hot air outside lead me to do two…

  2. Bah humbug

    Me: Hi. I paid a cheque in pounds sterling into my account at the end of May and after speaking to…

  3. Going under

    I’ve only seen it maybe three times but, yes, I am addicted to Big Brother. It wasn’t…

  4. FutureFocus 2000 part two

    It’s all over now, and it was exhausting. Although that was more to do with overly-long days…

  5. FutureFocus 2000 part one

    Today was the first day of the World Future Society conference (or “FutureFocus 2000”…

  6. Back in the land of the free

    I’ve returned to Houston for the rest of the year. It’s very strange to be somewhere so…

  7. Nothing much

    This is not, by any stretch of the definition, daily. Really busy at the moment, and not much to…

  8. You have the power of wormholes

    Last night, after the not-as-thrilling-as-it-once-was This Life we switched over to see Letterman.…

  9. Sun(SeaAndSand).com

    While wealthy Silicon Valley tech stars spend their money and leisure time on fast cars and extreme…

  10. Fully connected with foray into network arena

    I’ve been feeling so damned connected this year. Perhaps it’s because I was living so…

  11. You’re only young once or more

    On Saturday two of my best friends were married after nearly ten years of coupledom. Is that a lot?…

  12. The end of the, erm, thingy

    So I was reading this article at McSweeney’s, while our SQL server was rebooting, giving me…

  13. Not enough time to think of an original title

    This networked life thing is fantastic, but it takes so long to just run my life these days. I feel…

  14. Hi

    When I moved to suburban Houston last summer, the cynicism and grumpiness I had nurtured during…

  15. Back in Blighty

    I’m now sat on the train from London to Braintree, a town at the end of a branch line off the…

  16. Clear Lake

    Back in Houston for a few days, just enough time to wash clothes, shop, catch up on a few days of…

  17. Seattle

    Things I didn’t do: visit Fremont or the University District; go on a ferry; get out of the…

  18. San Francisco

    I’d forgotten how tastefully pretty the city is. Going to the same old stores was kind of…

  19. Sunnyvale

    Endless sprawl and strip malls, just like “home” only different. Being driven…

  20. Santa Barbara

    Sun, sea, people, blue skies, distant mountains. Bars, restaurants, shops, trees, cyclists,…

  21. School’s out for, etc.

    No, I’ve really finished all my college work this time. And just in time to head off to the…

  22. Me, me, me

    So, having almost emerged from my week or so of relentless work avoidance* I should be bursting…

  23. Priorities

    I feel bad that I haven’t written in a while. I’ve entered the final two weeks of term…

  24. Dream a little dream

    Do you ever dream about falling in love? An instant text-book case of looking into a…

  25. My new toy

    I know, I owe this site some new words, and I’ve had a swirl of half-ideas drifting back and…