Down the Docks

August 29, 2006

Illiteracy and its Discontents

Filed under: Books — ealing @ 3:30 am

Blackwell's, Charing Cross RoadThese days it seems that even the staff of academic bookshops can’t use an apostrophe correctly. What is the world coming to?

Still, the talk looks interesting.

Not the book Stiglitz wrote


August 28, 2006

Salsa! and Cha Cha Chá

Filed under: Music, Salsa — ealing @ 6:05 pm

I’ve got a regular DJing slot again, in one of my favourite venues.


Autobiographical Review

Filed under: Uncategorized — ealing @ 2:14 am

I’m within a month of thirty. Here’s the executive summary of how it’s going.


Perhaps my Career is Safe After All

Filed under: Current Affairs, Technology, Work — ealing @ 1:05 am

A little while ago Vinnie Mirchandani suggested that Indian outsourcing growth in the US would likely stall. I think he might be close to the mark in Britain too.


August 27, 2006

The Viridian Design Movement

Filed under: Uncategorized — ealing @ 10:17 pm

Another post that’s been half-formed for some time: you should check out The Viridian Design Movement. The movement is concerned with designing our way out of global warming trouble.

The irregular newsletter-style Viridian Notes focusses on news about political and technological developments around global warming. It’s not preachy; the starting point of Viridian Notes is that the reader already believes in the seriousness of the threat from global warming. Instead, it can be quite bitingly sarcastic and condescending.

Recent notes have pointed out the obvious, loudly trumpeted the obvious, trotted out our worst fears, been fascinatingly off-topic, and have even covered some promising technological developments in combatting global warming.

What I’ve Been Reading Recently

Filed under: Books — ealing @ 6:51 pm

One of the things I intended to do with this blog was to write book reviews, hoping this would make me read more critically. This hasn’t worked out the way I planned, but here’s some of what I have been reading, along with my very brief thoughts.


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