October 15th, 2004



Have seriously updated the Introduction to the Internet I wrote a few months back.  It now has a brief introduction to what a network is, so people aren't completely beflummoxed by it.  Also split it out into sections to avoid overwhelming people, and added a section on what makes the different filesharing programs different to each other.

As usual, any comments gratefully received.

Now... there's some dirty washing out there with my name on it!

My uniqueness, defined

Name a CD you own that no-one else on your friends list does:
Andrew Lloyd Weber - Variations.  It's a collection of variations on Paganini's A Minor Caprice written by Andrew for his cellist brother.  One of them was used for the South Bank Show music, another for The Book Tower (a show about books starring Tom Baker).  I must dig it out and have a listen, see how it sounds.

Name a book you own that no-one else on your friends list does:
Damn my eclectic friends list!  I'l give Science and Sanity by Korzybski as the least likely one I can thik of.  Not that I've actually got around to reading it.

Ooh, and Accelerando, by Charles Stross.  Which hasn't been printed yet, and is on my PDA.  But I'm not sure if it counts as a book _yet_.

Name a movie you own on DVD/VHS/whatever that no-one else on your friends list does:
Jan Svankmajer's Alice - Alice in Wonderland recreated using wierd stop-motion.  Very worth watching, if you like the idea of a stuffed White Rabbit carrying needle and thread so he can re-stuff himself periodically.

Name a place that you have visited that no-one else on your friends list has:
99% of my holidays have involved either my brothers (both on my friends list) or green_amber.  Which leaves only a short welsh trip with the geography department, to Llanberis.  And if any of you have been there too, you have my deepest sympathy.