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The Big Chill

Thursday, January 29th, 2004

It had been forecast for more than a week, but when some real winter weather finally arrived yesterday, much of England was, as usual, totally uprepared. We got about a whopping 2 inches of snow (which fell in about 10 minutes, accompanied by thunder and lightning). And the temperature plunged to well below freezing [...]

Spam Scrabble

Wednesday, January 14th, 2004

A while back I speculated about the strange words that were turning up in the spam email in my inbox. Now Wired reveals that it’s just the latest escalation in the spam wars.

The Democrat who can win

Tuesday, January 13th, 2004

Very good piece in the New York Times on John Edwards. I have a feeling he’s going to surprise a lot of people in Iowa and New Hampshire. You read it here first.

To Di For

Tuesday, January 6th, 2004

Crikey! Reigate is suddenly the center of the Princess Diana/car crash/tabloid/royal/scandal universe! Wonder if my traffic will go up?