Monthly Archives: December 2005

The Consolations of Philosophy

Am currently three-quarters of the way through Alain de Botton’s The Consolations of Philosophy. It’s good stuff so far. It dicusses a particular aspect of six philosophers’ work: Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche. Having looked up a couple … Continue reading

Posted in Book Blogging | Leave a comment

Ben in Sand

Written by the man himself!

Posted in Photos | Leave a comment

Librivox, Performancing problem

Librivox is an interesting project, a kind of audio Gutenberg, running on a mixture of WordPress and phpBB. Volunteers collaborate on recording mp3s of classic, out-of-copyright texts. As with all these things, the quality must be variable, but it is … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, internet | Leave a comment

WordPress 2.0 Upgrade

very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency [x] Well, I have upgraded to WordPress 2.0 and it was as seamless as always, no problems whatsoever. Will now get in touch with Rick and Chilli about getting theirs sorted … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging | Leave a comment

Businessman wins e-mail spam case

Interesting story from the BBC: Businessman wins e-mail spam caseA businessman has won what is believed to be the first victory of its kind by claiming damages from a company which sent him e-mail spam. Nigel Roberts, who lives in … Continue reading

Posted in internet, News | Leave a comment