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Sunday Times spellchecker replaces Mitt Romney with a more roomy candidate

Click to enlarge Leafing through this morning’s Sunday Times, I thought for a moment that US presidential candidate Mitt Romney had a new nickname of “Roomy”, which I hadn’t heard before. But it would appear to be that in a tempestuous late night battle at the newspaper, a plucky little Spellchecker had taken on the […]

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Entertainment

First Amongst Last Tracks

So Rock Dad alerted me to the Guardian Unlimited debate on the best final tracks on albums. And once you’ve started thinking about that sort of thing, you have to see it through. Obviously. Now, we’re not talking here about looking at the list of your 100 favourite songs of all time and marking which […]

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Modern Pop Is Rubbish

So Stuart Maconie reckons the golden age of pop is now, does he? Well, I see his point, but for the first time in many years – perhaps ever – I just haven’t been able to put together a top ten albums of the year, because I can’t find ten I like. My initial conclusion […]

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Gadgetry and IT

How to broadcast an event live on the web

So, my God-daughter called me a few months before her wedding in Canada to ask: “Would it be possible to broadcast the wedding live on the internet for the family back in the UK?” And my answer was: “Er… I’ll find out”. Which led me into the fledgling world of live event streaming on the […]

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Kevin’s a lucky man

Wow. Just back from the wedding of my God-daughter Mel in Canada. To say she looked pretty would be an understatement. A really nice service and a good send-off for Kevin and Mel in the evening. Of course I wish them all my love and best wishes for the future together.