Saturday, 25 April 2009

There's some good websites on the internet

So I was just sending these links in an email to Rob, and then I was all like WTF am I doing, I should be blogging the shit out o these bad boyz.

The BAD BOYZ of the URL world are:   a blog about synthes.
an essay about the logic of pirating your tits off on the internet.  Basic argument one is obscurity is a far greater threat to the majority of musicians than piracy.

Perhaps our blog will one day be about synthes???  Posting some synth chowns would be a good way to start right?  Synthesiser Patell had it right; this is the way all music should be, and one day will be.

Freakin hell.

Saturday, 21 March 2009

"Joke" on Google

Easter Sunday is on the 12th of April this year, but deciding which date Easter should fall on is complicated. Christian churches use March 21 as the starting point, from which they then find the Sunday after the first full moon on or after the day of the vernal equinox. Because of the different calendars used by different faiths, for example Eastern Orthodox churches use the Julian calendar instead of the Gregorian calendar and to prevent any differences in the dating of Easter, the Catholic Church has compiled tables for Easter, and all affiliated churches celebrate Easter in accordance with these tables.


Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Judy, Judy, Judy.

This song randomly resurfaced in my subconscious the other week, and it hasn't left yet. It's pretty much awesome, in a horribly sexist kind of way. Listen closely:

Jimmy Soul - If You Wanna Be Happy...

Got to go write my last essay of term now. So close, yet so far.

- Laura

Saturday, 7 March 2009

A Minor Modification.

I put a picture as our blog picture. I hope that is O.K.


Thursday, 26 February 2009

Google Docs Top Trumps

A game I've invented which will shortly take the internet by storm:  

Open up your google docs account and find someone on a nearby computer who wants to have their essay writing talents pitted against your own. Both open the first document saved in your accounts, click 'tools', then 'word count'.  

Youngest starts, and chooses a category in which they think their essay is likely to excel. Whoever's essay is lengthier/more complex/harder to read in the chosen category wins the round. This means the highest number in all except the 'Flesch Reading Ease' category, which goes down as the text gets more complex. Whoever wins gets a point and chooses the category on the next document. You play until one or both of you have gone through all your documents.  

This game is genius because it introduces skill to the standard top trumps pot-luck. All the wins are the hard-earned wins of an essay crisis, rather than statistics for some bullshit car or simpsons character you didn't even build/create. Knowing your opponent also adds a new dimension; my paragraphs tend to be made up of a few, lengthy sentences, but my vocabulary is a polysyllabic smorgasbord of erudite lexiphanicism. Anyone who knows my style will target the 'average sentences per paragraph' but steer well clear of the 'words per sentence' or 'characters per word' categories unless they've got something to prove.  

Most importantly, google docs top trumps translates your long, tedious and hitherto wasted hours of essay-writing into a fun and worthwhile game. Finally, there's a point to doing a humanities degree.  


Wednesday, 25 February 2009


From now on I can blog from my own individ. email address and google account! Soon I will never need to do anything that I cannot do more easily using some google tool or another. Obviously this means that all my communication that isn't just talking to my friends (like I am talking to my fairly pretty friend Julia just now for instance) is done via google monolith. Thus fighting off the Nazis and all that will eventually be utterly irrelevant in the face of to monolith that is GOOGLE. The craftiest trick of the totalitarian monster is its bloody convenience. So enjoy my individ. email address, and my individuality for now it may not last much longer.

aaaaah zombies!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

The Flat Meeting

We were all present. Hannah was a minutes person, she knew her stuff. Jenny was also there, she was (arguably) the honorary flat member. The issues surrounding the vej box were agreed upon. The flat photo will happen and Alex S-O will take it. He is unaware of this, however. I need to put the shower back on the shower stand.