Days: it’s a blog thing

Since August, 2001. Surely it can’t last…

Friday, May 10, 2002 ↓


Search Google for 'Salvador Dali'I love how Google continues to preserve its sense of fun, with occasional “remodelling” of its main search page. The latest celebrates Salvador Dali’s birthday, albeit a day early (well, there’s nothing like being prepared). Of course, the image plays on Dali’s most famous painting, The Persistence of Memory (1931).

Posted at 7:14 PM

Monday, May 06, 2002 ↓


It’s quite fitting that it was an almost-Frenchman (OK, he was savoisien), Joseph de Maistre, who said “every country has the government it deserves”.

Today, those words must be ringing through the heads of all the French socialists who didn’t get off their asses a fortnight ago to vote for their own man for President, then had to go out in big numbers yesterday to vote for a man they didn’t want, just to prevent a man they wanted even less getting the job.

There’s a lesson there for all of us.

Posted at 3:00 PM


And just in case you didn't get that, Verisign.

I'll let Michael Barrish explain why:

Once upon a time there was a nice lady named Leslie who had a website called which all the child loved because Leslie was a gifted writer with serious design chops. Then one day Leslie’s website was stolen from her by some bad people, no doubt because of the negligence of a company called Verisign which is the keeper of domain names and has a long history of fucking people over, largely, one imagines, because they wield absolute power in these matters and absolute power corrupts. (Actually, the truth is probably more pedestrian than that. Probably they’re just regular people like you and me, doing regular jobs like you and me, it’s just that their jobs happen to require them to ask people like Leslie to cut their thumbs off with butter knives.)

Isn't Google da bomb?

Posted at 2:28 PM

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