The last couple of months have not seen me give or take too much action, so I end the year with a tidy 1300 quid profit. In December I spun £10 up to well over 200 quid online at PokerStars, so I’ve cashed out to pay for Spotify Premium.
As of Wednesday 30 December 2009.
- Live Tournaments. Winnings: +£2155 Staked: +£60 -Entrance fees: -£982. Tips: -£105. Overall: +1128
- Live Cash. £0
- Online. Cashouts:£304. Deposits: £129. Overall: +£175
- Bottom line: +£1303
- http://twitpic.com/vxnbo - Spotify offline frustrations on iPod Touch. #
- Just discovered fora.tv. Another place for hi-minded time wasting. #
- Quite impressed by SpotiBot.com playlist generator @spotibot for @spotify. #
- http://open.spotify.com/track/6DCpOgiqplnkiZfNskE2eh Spotify: B.E.F with Billy MacKenzie:The Secret Life Of Arabia
Associates is on Spotify. #
- Still frustrated by Spotify offline mode and its implementation.
I want to sync only THIS playlist NOW please.
Sharpen up you Swedes! #
- iTunes needs a "sort by price" column for apps.
So I can delete all the free crap I've installed in one go. #
- http://open.spotify.com/track/3qESikezOuLcQTyByD4Xws Spotify: King Midas Sound – Ting Dub #
- Spotify offline mode nothing but #fail.Get "Offline access for this computer/device has been withdrawn" now. See thread http://bit.ly/8odG5B #
- Spotify offline syncing to iPod Touch #fail.Battery 95% full, but tells me connect to computer to save battery? If so why not sync via USB? #
- So I just passed tweet #666.
Just signed up for Spotify Premium. I would like there to be one big fat sync button on my phone. #
- Solveig's slow-jazz, perfect for latenight.
http://open.spotify.com/track/4ygqogeul39kf7ABXpCxoc Spotify: Solveig Slettahjell – Another Day #
- http://open.spotify.com/track/1KoBmqSv0em6MT2gXoI6tf Spotify: Solveig Slettahjell – One Of These Days #
- As played on Acecast. New podcasts coming in 2010.
http://open.spotify.com/track/43njG5D5ma4iiOPFzafXix Spotify: Sara Rumar – Au Monde #
- Filofax still doing well in the digital age under US owners Presly according to The Sunday Times. Best tool for the calendar job, no syncing #
- http://open.spotify.com/track/0R7sxUBslpOpJxclxHARXI Spotify: The Unbending Trees – Messages (Table-Turn) #
- http://open.spotify.com/track/7vkhCfj2foJ2doUuNpJ2m5 Spotify: Bel Canto – Blank Sheets #nowplaying #
- Boards of Canada, not much on Spotify.
http://open.spotify.com/track/3W8xrBFkxPV1DkDbM2KLkv Spotify: Boards of Canada – Dayvan Cowboy #
I believe that the evidence for immortality is no better than the evidence of witches, and deserves no more respect.
The H. L. Mencken Page - A Mencken Cornucopia - guide to H. L. Mencken resources on the Web
George Cowling, who died on Christmas Eve aged 89, secured his place in history on January 11 1954, when he ventured before the BBC cameras to become the nation’s first on-screen weatherman.
George Cowling BBC’s TV first weatherman dies at 89 - Telegraph
- Skimming on http://www.dissensus.com/. #
- Bliss, one of my few classical LPs has this on. http://open.spotify.com/track/0Jo7db0ajM3LoePIeIK1c9 Spotify: Debussy/Satie: Gymnopedie No.1 #
- http://open.spotify.com/track/63i7RTboQTEqItB6bDevp2 Spotify: Sam The Sham&The Pharaohs – Wooly Bully
I loved this when I was kid, still do. #
- http://open.spotify.com/track/40piwJqdvTBJOqVa3OU3Ap Spotify: The Legendary Stardust Cowboy – "I Hate CDs".
Me too, plastic waste of space. #
- http://open.spotify.com/track/64B3w8QMMRGLLe3PRV4ZTS Spotify: Gino Washington – Gino Is A Coward #
- The "Volume Mixer" in Windows 7 is a good thing. Playing online poker (low volume) while listening to music on Spotify (high) on headphones. #
- http://open.spotify.com/track/67ddLrSfzlBbg0CEOcxrqn Spotify: Neko Case – This Tornado Loves You #
- Indulgence. LBV Port and Chocolate cake. #
- "What U Workin' Wit?" No sort-by-reverse-date in Twitter?
January 11th 2009 for my first tweet.
Chicago Juke music, loads on YouTube. #
Digitalarkivet Digital Archives is the Norwegian National Archives channel for publication of digitised archive material in the form of images, transcribed texts and databases.
Digitalarkivet - makes it easier (not easy) to find your Norwegian ancestors
I’ll throw mine out now (or sell it on Amazon for 50p). I read the first two pages when I bought it years ago and thought “what nonsense”.
The treatment of the passive is not an isolated slip. It is typical of Elements. The book’s toxic mix of purism, atavism, and personal eccentricity is not underpinned by a proper grounding in English grammar.
50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
- TV catchup.
Andrew Graham-Dixon's "Art of Russia" and David Attenborough's " How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth?" #
So much for being exclusive. Catalogue/Moloko: "Napster exclusive", also an "iTunes exclusive" available on Spotify #
- No Guardian today and could not get hold of The Times in town;
so tired old Telegraph and The Independent for once. #
- http://open.spotify.com/track/3szv1wBCcMXFx7GdPNm721 Spotify: Brian Eno – The Last Door #
- http://open.spotify.com/track/4JOEA98OeqQdK9pTaoS6oM Spotify: Arne Nordheim – Intermezzo #
- #in2010: upgrade all blogs to WP 2.9, get Acecast.com over to WordPress, set up art site at Digging.it?
Swim more, write more, podcast again #
- Setting up Spotify+iTunes scrobbling via last.fm to WordPress again.
- Downloading "A Decade in the Dark", Soundslike 1981's aka Musicophilia's end of decade mix.
Beer, Løiten Linie Aquavit from the old country (and some Danish akevitt as well), Duval Leroy champers and now a glass of port. #
- Outside my prize range I guess, but like the Rothko effect.
RT @tweetmeme Comme des Garcons Black Holiday Collection.
- http://twitpic.com/v1xck - Julian Opie mosaic at Penfold Street. Public art. #
- http://twitpic.com/uv6kk - Lomographic phallic series. Tower 42. Lomography. #
- http://twitpic.com/uv3ou - Death Counter processed green. #
- http://twitpic.com/uuydt - No 1 London Bridge. Lomography. #
- http://twitpic.com/uuy2h - 52 reasons not to join Goldman Sachs. #
- http://twitpic.com/uuy20 - Lomographic phallic series. Monument. Lomography. #
- Reading Simon Jenkins on travel and hypermobility on the train. #
- http://twitpic.com/utx51 - Adam's Court, EC2. Lomography. #
- All empty in Mount Street Gardens in Mayfair earlier today. http://twitpic.com/ut6bs #
- Lovely that was @moolis. Keyboard a bit grimy though. Beef mooli for a tweet, well worth it. #
- http://twitpic.com/us1rq - Merry snowman spotted this morning. #
- http://twitpic.com/urtep - @derrenbrown observed at Carnaby Street #
Just spoke with better half. Three hours getting from Bromley to Shirley by car. BORIS! Where are you and your GRITTERS hiding? #
- London Victoria - East Croydon 30 minutes if you can get on board a train.
Just made it.
- Big delays at London Victoria as well, have managed to squeeze on a train after a bit of shouting to get people to move down the corridor. #
Green and desert uniform united.
- Sunday Times and #nowplaying Spotify: Tangerine Dream – Rubycon (Part One)
- Eurostar! Breaking news!The UK is located in NORTHERN Europe.
This is not adverse weather, it's just some snow.Please learn to deal with it. #
- http://open.spotify.com/track/2uUqPx08n2xZM0xi76UUBX Bertine Zetlitz – Fake Your Beauty #
- The Nordic do the best females? From Anissette&Virna Lindt to Hafdis Huld,Stina Nordenstam,Anja Garbarek,Bjørk,Bertine Zetlitz, Annie … #
Typed in Virna Lindt (who is not on Spotify UK) and it came back with half-and-half. Half known, half unknown. #
- Virna Lindt /Attention Stockholm http://bit.ly/522Ew6
Virna Lindt bio: http://bit.ly/7bqTSC only got her first: Shiver #
- Sweden's diseuse (?) since Virna Lindt.
http://open.spotify.com/track/7GTwTHhm9J12CKArEYLpCw Spotify: Stina Nordenstam w Yello – To The Sea #
- Share some solid air instead.
http://open.spotify.com/track/0RI6eB2F8rBiCAr8W0WwOu Spotify: John Martyn – Solid Air - Demo Version #
- Come on, how BAD is this!
http://open.spotify.com/track/1KHlZJq2GCmdV9rI84EfUR Spotify: Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name #
- People should be embarrassed if they buy the Cowell-backed-droid or RATM's ridiculous Status Quo/stomp/rap. I would NEVER pay for that crap. #
- Recall my virtual real-time-telly train journey?
Full footage available for remix,
- Should be in ANY top 100 list of the decade.
Spotify: Gillian Welch – Revelator
- Stuffed. Watched all of Jamie Oliver's Family Christmas specials in one go.
- 600 tweets, celebrating with "600 Bliss" Fragile State (best 600 song I could find).
- This is ZE favourite christmas song of mine,
http://open.spotify.com/track/01v13selXC4A6EwpG4ZK56 Spotify: Cristina – Things Fall Apart #
- One of the best bands of last two decades.
http://open.spotify.com/track/4u51yg8263eJ3uxmyTU6Mi Spotify: Low – Monkey #
- Not the best song title, but an army's worth of VIBE.
http://sade.com/ for a prelisten of "Soldier of Love" from Sade's upcoming album. #
A short video showing some of Cindy’s props.
- Well done Southern, TfL and Boris.
My advance snow warnings must have worked winter wonders. #
- Snow! So Bollox to style. Gone all Norwegian and Croydon (Ray Mears) native. I'll be the one in Gore-tex jacket ,Gore-Tex boots and mittens. #
- Watching weather on BBC News. Doubt that Boris, Southern and TfL will get me to work tomorrow, but will try. #
- Putting Windows 7 on newly repaired laptop. Windows Experience Index is 4.1 on the lowest. #
- "noticeable lack of snow" @ianvisits said some hours ago, but not now? Hoping that public transport IS noticeable tomorrow. Boris, step up! #
Downloaded the latest driver and the custom inf file and now my NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT on a Sony VGN-NR32Z works fine with Windows 7.
Maybe it is, but I’ve bought less than ten (versus 50 or so “units” for the last 30 years or so) this year and I suspect that will be the same number as for the whole of the next decade.
- Spotify: Jan Garbarek, Terje Rypdal, Arild Andersen, Jon Christensen – Sart
- Jonathan Ross now only worth 500 BBC journalists. #
- Winter lights III.
Tatsuo Miyajima at Lisson as seen on @JANUSZCZAK.
- Winter night lights I and II.
Croydon around midnight last night.
http://twitpic.com/tw88j http://twitpic.com/tw88d #
- Probably my last gig of the year as The Gallows seems to have cancelled. Lovvers still playing, so _might_ go to Vice mag x-mas gig. #
- Going to The Vortex in London?
Book and go four together to get a nice table upfront. Tables seemed to sit four and you avoid standing. #
- Though watching Seb play drums with chopsticks was worth the entrance at The Vortex tonight. Seb not in this pic. http://twitpic.com/tt5vn #
- Jazz is as ritualistic as rock music. the candlelights, the red wine, the knowing clapping, the drum and bass solos. #
Best of the Noughties – 10 most underrated albums – Features – Music / Electronic Beats – Advanced Music, Life and Style
I’ve been asked to put the film from the It Felt Like a Kiss show back up. So here it is.
BBC - Adam Curtis Blog: It Felt Like a Kiss: The Film