Down the Docks

October 23, 2006


Filed under: Uncategorized — ealing @ 12:02 am

I’m a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and by extension, of its writer Joss Whedon. I haven’t seen or sought out much Angel. When I heard about the concept of Firefly a couple of years ago, I wasn’t really driven to see it.

This weekend, though, Firefly (and Serenity) more or less fell into my lap, and I ate them up. After Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I should have realised that Joss’ shows can’t be judged by their names. It’s absolutely awesome, and it’s terrible that it was cancelled. Fox have a lot to answer for.

If you haven’t seen it yet, go buy it now. I know space westerns sound stupid, but this is Joss, and he easily rises above any problems he might set himself. It’s just very, very good.


October 22, 2006

Fundamentally Wrong

Filed under: Uncategorized — ealing @ 7:43 pm

The chippie along the road offers  ketchup, salt, and mayonnaise, but no vinegar. The man behind the counter tells me that it’s “too dear”. Given that I won’t be buying chips without vinegar, I think this may be the textbook example of a false economy.

October 20, 2006

Amazing Space Thingy Pt II: Private Space Travel

Filed under: Science, Technology — ealing @ 12:07 pm

I wrote about exoplanets a couple of weeks ago. This is the other thing that I find really amazing.


October 15, 2006

MLP: Making Your Own Fun

Filed under: Uncategorized — ealing @ 3:34 pm

MLP stand for Mindless Link Propagation. It’s the secret ingredient in Fark, Slashdot, Plastic‘s QuickLinks, Digg, and so on. It’s a good portion of what the Internet was made for. Normally I try to stay away from this lowest-common-content format, but today I’m feeling weak. I give you THREE FUNNY THINGS.

October 13, 2006

Moving Flat pt I: Where To?

Filed under: General, Work — ealing @ 1:30 am

I hate moving. I really, really hate moving, even more than Rory Blyth hates it . It’s going to have to happen though.


October 11, 2006


Filed under: Salsa — ealing @ 1:32 am

Belatedly, I had my thirtieth birthday party on Saturday. It was a joint party with a friend from university. Pictures after the fold.



Filed under: Salsa, Technology — ealing @ 12:58 am

It’s tricky, but someone in my family seems to have the knack.


October 1, 2006

Amazing Space Thingy Pt I: Exoplanets

Filed under: Science — ealing @ 4:39 pm

I’ve been interested in astronomy since I was very young – my interest kick-started by this great book – and much of what I learned over twenty years ago is still true now. There are two areas, though, where a lot has changed in the last decade or so. Here’s the first.


UK Salsa Congress 2006

Filed under: Salsa — ealing @ 12:41 pm

Another UK Congress. Where to start?


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