Friday, December 29, 2006


iTunes Screwy Genres

I usually don't pay that much attention to it, but occasionally I have to stop and wonder about iTunes' genre field. I mean, I know her first album sold pretty well, and her second has been a lot more visible. But really, how the hell can you describe Sarah Blasko's What the Sea Wants, The Sea Will Have as Pop?


Google Brain-Fart?

Over the last couple of days I've been reading on Boing Boing about how a bunch of indie sex blogs (but not the big commercial sites) have vanished from Google. Apparently now they're starting to reappear. The conculsion seems to be that there was some kind of Google brain-fart which dropped them off the radar.

So now I'm wondering if the same Google brain-fart is responsible for Big Headed Simon loosing his ranking for "tube snot".

I did a quick check, and I'm still safely number one for "little headed simon". Phew.

Monday, December 11, 2006


Blogger Upgrade

I finally upgraded to the Blogger beta this morning. And, like pretty much everyone I know who's done the migration, Blogger's gone spastic with some of my older posts.

So sorry about that.



Just Read: November

Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
Discovered: A birthday book
About It: It's the future. Society is divided into tribal groups. Nanotechnology has progressed to a point where virtually anything can be replicated (and constructing objects is a very similar process to programing). Oh, and there's this girl named Nell who gets given a pretty special book. That's about all I'm going to say, except that it was pretty awesome.
My Rating: 4/5

Fatherland by Robert Harris
Discovered: The Lifeline Book Fair
About It: A detective is investigating a murder in 1969 Berlin. But this is Berlin if the Reich had won the war. It makes for a really interesting and different setting. As for the story itself, I honestly could not tell if the protagonists were going to make it or not. It's been a long time since I read a book that gave my stomach a knot of excitement for the last 50 pages.
My Rating: 4.5/5


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