Daily Digest for May 30th

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Flipping through gig mailshots; you gotta give some of those tribute bands credit for their naming: Fleetwood Bac one of the better ones.

Daily Digest for May 29th

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BBC iPlayer to support radio show downloads sometime next year http://t.co/ip1LywMaur via @engadget needed permission from BBCTrust to do it
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No dancing after midnight in Tokyo: http://t.co/LWDcYyQ1ID via@JamesJPN
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RT @davewiner: Timelapse of 30 Years of Human Impact on Earth. http://t.co/aL3oSlUm30
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Exclusive: ‘Snooper’s charter’ would not have prevented Woolwich attack, says MI5 - via @Independent http://t.co/1YLFvBraRL
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Testing @feedly with Opera Next (chromium engine). So far, so good.

Daily Digest for May 28th

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Listened to 4 songs.

Daily Digest for May 27th

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RT @MChawlaQC: Fro the ST today http://t.co/UATMpth6rC Serco tilts at Legal Aid Bonanza. Poss. for them but end of fair trial, fearless & d…
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"would give [Serco] unprecedented power over Britain’s penal system, from operating prisons … tagging prisoners to providing solicitors"
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Think this government is taking privatisation too far. This is straight out of Robocop.
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UK accessories market for cycling is worth as much as £700m according to Sunday Times piece on Halfords. http://t.co/AuI8nlDbYi
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BBC News - Tory-Labour pact could save data bill, says Lord Howard http://t.co/qIprlCa7Xp Over-reaction and dubious linkage by Tories&Labour
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"without a warrant, to details of all online communication in the UK" - if this is not a nightmare I don’t know what is.

Daily Digest for May 26th

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"If you don’t believe in Satan, Satan has got you in his pocket", "sent 160,000 demons to hell". Catholic accounting. http://t.co/l2cDcAcT54

Daily Digest for May 25th

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Django (1966) http://t.co/Zhs18bmg5y #IMDb 3/5. MovieMax showing, bad picture quality, half-cooked spaghetti western w Franco Nero.
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Boss: Choose (S01E08) http://t.co/HuWmZ8SLdB #IMDb 3/5 Good series; but too bleak, too much collateral damage , contains too much intrigue
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Late Junction w Fiona Talkington, Earl Grey (maybe glass of port later), turned on heating. Comfort.
Autumn came early to London this year.
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Ahem. Apple Ireland profit 2009-2012: $74bn. Apple US profit in the same period:$38bn via @theregister. Those Irishmen sure buy some Apples
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RT @samgrinsell: Great edition of Late Junction, @stuartmaconie joins @fionatalkington exploring the classical avant garde http://t.co/Qn9h…
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Missus concerned. After watching Masterchef for years I’ve taken up cooking again. Cooking itself a concern of course, but also new gadgets.
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Potato ricer, hachoir (half-moon shaped knife, double-handled for chopping herbs), steel bowl (for proper sauces) etc. No excuse then.
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Xbox One - "designed from the ground up to be the centerepiece of every living room". It’s butt ugly, so it did not get far from that ground
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Has Giles Coren given up on giving up booze? This week’s review: "quite drunken trip","beautiful with a 2003 chablis","delicious summer ale"

Daily Digest for May 23rd

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#nowplaying from Rock&Blues: Sly, Johnny Winter and Steely Dan ♫ Who’s to Say – Sly & The Family Stone http://t.co/dZvSpMmm9Y
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added @ConversationUK to my @feedly RSS-feeds, seems like I’m the first one to do so.

Daily Digest for May 21st

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Half hour wait trivial when someone’s considering ending a whole lifetime.
Brian Sewell’s piece on Tate rehang will keep me company #stoic
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Trains on move again from #EastCroydon, although not stopping at London Bridge. So we might just be redirected, trespasser status unknown
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Evening Standard manage to misspell Fortnum & Mason twice in a piece about mislabelling http://t.co/LeTlWLiJfL
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Bugge Wesselltoft makes list of Jamie Cullum’s 6 jazz heroes (in estemeed company of Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock) http://t.co/4UF1jRUgd2
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RT @TheRealJoeCox: Top tech cities of the future… featuring #Croydon, obviously http://t.co/kjHIKSk0E8 #howtoliveit
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Daily Digest for May 20th

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Someone’s threatening with jumping from a trainbridge further down the line. Being held at East Croydon station until situation resolved.
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RT @johnrobb77: Ray Manzerak RIP - Louder Than War http://t.co/DKMUgs88U5 via @sharethis
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With the aid of the police hopefully the woman contemplating to jump the trainbridge will change her mind.

Daily Digest for May 18th

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The Walkietalkie is coming along nicely. Taken on the Tate Modern beach. Finally made use of my Tate membership. http://t.co/Xe3nnaJp05
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#eurovision as Norway’s songwriter is from my local town (population ~7000). Well - while browsing RadioTimes and The Times.
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Klaus Nomi is back!? Romania #Eurovision
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How many Swedish krona do people get paid for waving all those flags? #eurovision
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Bonnie Tyler and Smokie, once huge acts in Norway. #eurorvision
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Son of Carola. Sweden. #eurovision
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Yesterday "Sister Angelica", today #eurovision. Yesterday "High Art in the Low Countries", today Low Art in the High Countries.
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Hoxton/Dalston hipster euro alert. Hungary #eurovision
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I’ve cleaned out the spice cupboard. 80% gone, as pass by it’s sell-by-date. Much like #eurorvision
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Bookies favourite that was. Denmark, next Iceland. Singer is a Queen-fan, so on the right scene in #eurovision
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Björk or Sigur Ros or @solstafir that is not. Iceland #eurovision
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Who stole the red carpet? Azerbaijan. #eurovision
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"Alchohol is free", (credit is not). Greece. #eurovison goes political (and even more bonkers)
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RT @Queen_UK: Nice to see David Beckham has found work so quickly. #eurovision
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If you think that dress (Ukraine’s T’Pau) is tight, wait for the Norwegian girl #eurovision
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RT @TreeHugger: America’s first hemp crop in 60 years was planted this week in Colorado http://t.co/4cayldiCDu
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All that staged flag-waving gives North Korea a run for its money (not that have much). Is Kim Jung-Un watching #eurovision?
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Eurovision 1980 - Telex - Euro-vision http://t.co/PSGgpJzJke
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RT @StatsZone: David Beckham’s final match: 60 successful passes, 3 chances created, 1 assist (plus 1 foul committed) (via @Banouby) http:/…
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RT @salihughes: This is bullshit. #eurovision
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I survived #eurovision
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"Maybe tonight we will give you new great memories". Fat chance #eurovision
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39 countrieszzzzz voting #eurovision
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Copenhagen for the cycling, Tuborg on tap or Iceage, but certainly not for next #Eurovision
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RT @guardiantech: Fury at corporate tax avoidance leads to call for a global response http://t.co/Lz1nqe7jDi
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via @guardiantech "that the UK is responsible for one in five of the world’s tax havens"
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My better half has started the #Eurovision detox. David Sylvian on headphones.

Daily Digest for May 17th

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Hipp Hurra! Norway’s national day 17th of May, 100 years since Norwegian women got the vote, celebrating with "Sour Angelica" on BB4 (rec).
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and last of the "High Art of the Low Countries". Tomorrow Eurovision? Tip of the day: put a fiver on Norway.

Daily Digest for May 14th

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The Shard as seen from Blackfriars 20130513T0203 http://t.co/Jews1T5EwI

Daily Digest for May 12th

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"Gambling revenues in Macau hit $30bn last year - more than six times the figure in Vegas". Sunday Times in profile of casino queen Pansy Ho

Daily Digest for May 11th

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Eight three nine seven. $8,397 - Francis Scott Fitzgerald’s lifetime earnings on ‘The Great Gatsby’, John Sutherland informs us in The Times
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Finally got around to watch Masterchef final last night. Worthy winner in, pleased that all three finalists did good in the final.

Daily Digest for May 10th

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P4 Evening Standard: Scotland Yard send in riding police to deal with Romanian beggars sleeping rough. On p5: London has highest number of
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highest number (4 224) of multi-millionaires in the world. This is the London we live in.
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Superb piece on rising-star Danish architect Bjarke Ingels in the Norwegian pink’un DN mag on Saturday (went "home" for a week).
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http://t.co/uktZhNq4Kl "most of it is stale and wretchedly executed" Sewell on Saatchi’s "New Order:British Art Today".Loving it, the review

Daily Digest for May 7th

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Boss S01E06 and S01E07. Kane - what a player. Can’t help to be impressed, but in periods the series is too biblical.