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(void) summary hurty claw 2001-10-05 Pizza, peeking and pulses

(void) summary hurty knee 2001-09-28 Sex, death, busyness, speeches, fragments

(void) summary hurty shoe 2001-09-21 Music (old, grey and bad), more politics

(void) summary hurty buns 2001-09-14 That cultural event and foreshadowing

(void) summary wordy 2001-09-07 Feeling cultured, Macintosh passions, hi-tech stats

(void) summary in the summertime 2001-08-31 Books, hypnosis, falling Romans and uptime

(void) summary nathan-hate 2001-08-24 Dick size wars, window managers and oddball scientists

(void) summary smutty heaven 2001-08-17 Commercials, wild cheese, bouncy and layering

(void) summary bent? he fix 2001-08-10 Gay test, Nethack, babies and exposure

(void) summary when arrive 2001-08-03 Rough notes, controversy and lateness

(void) summary plentyful 2001-07-27 Tomorrow's World, porn and prostitution

(void) summary plenty free 2001-07-20 Number stations, more guns and scaffolding

(void) summary hentai teeth 2001-07-13 Everybody cracks, stats attack and we rap

(void) summary bendy fun 2001-07-06 Currency, driving, bedbugs and scopeware

(void) summary plenty 2001-06-29 Script tamers, schools, crap after and zero

(void) summary sign stream 2001-06-22 it come with it every day at Oven

(void) summary time cube 2001-06-15 Daynal vs the world, candidates and explosions

(void) summary severed dreams 2001-06-08 Daily format, subs and unsubs, fireworks and drinking

(void) summary thick teens 2001-06-01 Platoon, imaging, guerrillas and funny money

(void) summary pit fiend 2001-05-25 too short! nuclear war, lileks and YALT

(void) summary tureen 2001-05-18 t-shirts, chippies and PG-13 films

(void) summary hurting 2001-05-11 Summaries, veal and hinternets too

(void) summary delve 2001-05-04 Facts, links and guest lists

(void) summary unleavened 2001-04-27 Razors, magick, Rand and drugs

(void) summary den 2001-04-20 Eighties music, speedy cars and food

(void) summary lime 2001-04-13 Instructions, beeps and monkeys

(void) summary eats 2001-04-06 File sharing, burnout and beauty

(void) summary serpents 2001-03-26 Earthlights, tees and OS X

(void) summary sicks 2001-03-19 Memes, lizards, walks and rips

(void) summary fife 2001-03-12 Rudeness, art and creation

for summary in (void) 2001-03-05 Coupons, novels and digests

(void) summary three of some 2001-02-26 Spices, jobs and ads

(void) summary returns 2001-02-19 Ridley, youth and photos

(void) weekly summary, february 2001-02-12 Games, plates and gadgets

After the last summary, Ashley Pomeroy called it 'gorgeous', although
Collin Forbes wondered how people would react to the summary being
referenced in the summary. So in the words of Starship Troopers
(apparently) "I'll take the job, until I die, or you find someone
better to do it."

http://us.imdb.com/Quotes?0120201 # not there

There was quite a lot of talking about films. Simon Wistow posted at
length on Battle Royale, a scary Japanese film, and Dave Cross got a
DVD player, wasting time on Gladiator, prompting Ashley to talk about
Oscars and Ridley Scott's failings as a director.


Clive Murray helped further mutate the ongoing 'getting old' thread
into the subject of sneezing and other liberating bodily emissions.
Victoria McDonnell pointed out puking doesn't fall into this category.
This came back to ob(void) with a reference to a classic 80s game later
in the week.


Chris Heathcote started a thread on programming and the youth of today,
asking what they did now languages weren't as exposed as they were on
8-bit computers. Modding existing games, developing web sites and
programming with visual and scripting languages (like VB and Python)
were all mentioned (see URLs for credits), as, perhaps lightheartedly,
were open source OS projects. The thread mutated slightly into a
discussion on alien-seeming constructs in languages, like Perl's @$#.


After Arp pointed out the list was quiet, it wasn't. The thread
diverged into a discussion on photography, prompted by a photo Celia
posted and Chris Heathcote's Lomo camera. Chris Devers posted a handy
'howto do photography', while a parallel discussion figured out why one
hack for cheaper, better digital cameras wouldn't work. There was also
talk about visual defects and other eyesight based wierdness.


Meanwhile another part discussed walking around London, disused
industrial areas, guidebooks, viewpoints and constrained walks before
finally turning into the organisation for a (very enjoyable) impromptu


Ashley drank too much caffiene and wrote Galloon Bombasour. As a
result, we learnt the difference between mass and weight, and that the
imperial measure of mass is the slug. Ashley was quite intruigued that
this was the apparently interesting bit of his post.


Alex Robinson posted another linkfilled infoburst on curvy guns, which
sparked definitions of 'cake and arse party' and a review of books by
SAS members. There was also discussion of this week's Grammy awards and
their inevitable missing of this year's actual talent.


There were a few more bits and bats, but I feel I'm running out of
space, so on to links 'o the week, from Ashley, Celia and Niklas.


Next week: I'll see if I can squeeze in some of the stuff that dropped
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