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Filament magazine website now live.


Currently lacking useful stuff like a way to order, as well as many digital marketing ideas contributed by Interactive Mix, but it should really move things along that there is one. In short, I'm pleased as punch.

New shoes!
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Only £39.99 from Clarkes. Who woulda thunk it.

They seem to be going for the whole 'upselling' thing and tried to get me to buy a matching handbag.

I really don't do handbags, about which the sales assistant was incredulous.

My mother has a handbag. I do not.

Filament on Ellis
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Warren Ellis, creator of the dystopic future graphic novel series Transmetropolitan, linked to Filament from his blog. Colour me stoked.

Left-wing comedy and tiny books
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Suprised Squirrels last night by making him turn up at Clapham Junction. We went out for dinner then to see Jeremy Hardy at Battersea Arts Centre. Jeremy Hardy is a left-wing comic that we both like. So you know, lots of moaning. Which is what I came for England for innit.

Never been to the Battersea Arts Centre before. It's very nice in a slightly crusty but obviously much loved sort of way.

Currently reading: In the aeroplane over the sea, a 33⅓ book by Kim Cooper, which tells the story of how the awesome Neutral Milk Hotel album came to be.

It's also very small. I like very small books, that I can fit in my pocket. Very small book recommendations gratefully received.

LJ is boring on Fridays
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Ask me a question.

Asymmetrical head
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One of the other fun things that happens when you register a company is you start getting a lot of junk mail from people offering a bit of congratulations and, can we register your domain for you for as little as £75? Er, no thank you.

Oh and, new haircut.



It's supposed to be an asymmetrical fringe, but it's certainly more symmetrical today than it was yesterday. My hair does not suffer asymmetry to live.

New Zealand-based folks...
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Can anyone tell me what one tends to pay for 'import' magazines these days, either in stores, or if you happen to subscribe to something that comes to you internationally, what it is and what you're paying for it, including P&P?

Thanks!
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How to open bubbly on a Parisian houseboat (sock required)
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Witches are good
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It's been ages since I've been to see a band, but I went to see one last night, Witches, at The Dublin Castle in Camden.

Colour me all sorts of impressed. They are exactly the sort of music I like, reminding me much of quintessential NZ guitar bands like of The Bats, The Verlaines and Snapper, with occassional moments of The D4. All with added glockenspeil, trumpet and maraccas :D

Highly recommend you listen to some, especially if your name is matariki, mahurangi, maxinemogadon, von_da_bra...

Also they let you buy their CDs in Euros if you're too lazy to get your money changed after a Paris holiday, and have been carrying it around in your wallet for weeks.
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Protein and serotonin
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This article about the science behind noisy eyeballs really fascinates me.

Although my eyeballs don't make noises, I suffer from problems blocking out exterior noise such that I find it difficult to work in even an averagely noisy office. I always attributed this to some form of autism, but the idea that it might be attached to my tendency to depression via lack of serotonin, and possibly remedied by sufficient protein (in particular, the amino acid tryptophan) is an exciting prospect.

I have long been a believer that protein is key to good nutrition - for example, getting enough seems to prevent me craving sweet or starchy food. But I doubt most people - vegetarians, vegans and those watching their weight especially - are getting anywhere near enough. You need 50g a day (more if you're exercising) - that's a litre of yoghurt, 200g of cheese, 3.5 eggs or 1kg of hummus.

This is not the same as saying that vegies should just get some meat - you can certainly get enough protein on a vege or vegan diet, but very likely not without paying attention to it and knowing where it is and isn't coming from.

Searching what you eat on the Nutrition Data website might be a good start.

Current obsession: Spots on my face. Irritating. Squirrels gave them to me.
Point of fashion: Floaty purple skirt for Scottish Country Dancing tonight

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