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Unclaimed Territory


I pass this garden near my home very often. I’ve now noticed after the fence panel has been blown in that it appears not to be attached to any house and is in fact just an island of garden hemmed in by fencing on all sides. I wonder how long I’d have to pitch a tent to claim squatter’s rights…

2007: now I know…

In web comics I learnt that xkcd rocks (and is worryingly accurate).
Google Reader made my internet addiction quicker and more fulfilling.
Facebook contains most of humanity (and some folk I went to school with)
Planning systems bear no relation to democracy, logic or a useful method of improving your neighbourhood.
Going to gigs a lot is great for the mind and soul but less so for the ears.
English countryside is muddy.
Web video is the way to review video games properly
People are more wonderful than even machines
Good ideas need squared paper
They Might Be Giants invented myspace (sez me)
My time is worth less than a car driver’s
Posting my emusic top 10 got me more readers than anything ever (1500 hits and counting!?)
I should have got cracking on my cack Amiga music project about four years ago

and I realised I love London



Well it doesn’t look like much else, does it?

The council have given planning permission to this thing being built at the bottom of my road. It’s going on a car park, but I’m not keen because it depends on containing a cinema which is unlikely to gain enough customers, a series of chain restaurants and more office space.

Rather than something useful, like y’know, housing or a decent small gig/club venue, for example. More details here.