Wednesday, March 28, 2007

If you happen to be in Rome...


pratt institute school of architecture rome program
invites you to view

ii ss
collaborative works : mixed media drawings and text by

hermine ford and kathleen fraser

inaugurazione: 3 aprile 2007 ore 17:30
piazza s. apollonia 3, trastevere roma

viewing hours will continue:
april 4 and 5, 17:30 to 20:30

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Saturday, March 24, 2007

The news gets more like Brass Eye every day.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Sonnet - Under Keats

Booked up the shits I sniffed this holiday:
The waste, when he really messed up the team
That briefed the nipped cunts of background; - today
Who organised the established thug of violence; -
The disco with its terror, its social life,
Its pints, its roasting heat, its glass, its flame, its oxygen; -
Its approach differently, which he likes
Must telephone what I mean.
E'en now, old curry while I palm for parallels
Crimes are excused by her trivial concerns
So purposefully that it criticises your shining insults
You progress your unannounced alienation.
But what's he without the fucking screenplay and me,
The political nonsense of the land?

Monday, March 19, 2007


"Closer" was censored on television the other day. What does Trent want to do to you like an animal? Suggestions so far:

  • stuff
  • pet
  • adopt
  • feed
  • take you to the vet
  • eat
Suggestions on a blogcard.

Friday, March 16, 2007

You should be excited about the forthcoming HOW2...

It's difficult, when the first proofs come trickling in amid the very first discussions about layout, etc., to see where an edition of HOW2 will end up a few months down the line. They get done, of course, but it doesn't become clear until pretty late in the day how the whole thing wil come together.

Well, Redell Olsen has clearly done a great job with this issue. This is cautious praise, as I don't want it to detract from the obviously brilliant issues completed under Kate Fagan. However (and this is, I know, due to the fact that Dell has pulled together work which I personally find even more exciting than usual) it feels that this issue is a strong one.

Large features (some of them are easily the largest I've collated for HOW2) and great resources are on their way. Being the humble webmaster, I will say no more until the impending release date.

Speaking of which, I'd better get on with it. Check out the current issue here.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Nude Mission Statement

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Knock yourself out with some real truth

Finally, an alternative to that anti-Christian, anti-American mumbo jumbo generally referred to as 'consensus'.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Slough's Grammar

I visited my old school's website today. Imagine my delight when I discovered that Slough Grammar's policies towards gender are more progressive than ever, although the irony is not lost that this seems to have resulted in a male-skewed dominance of prefect allocation:

Friday, March 02, 2007

White Space Ate my Poems

Do you ever get frustrated by not being able to use multiple spaces in your blog? This can be annoying when you're writing or citing a poem which uses lots of spacing in a very controlled manner.

A way around this is to add the white-space CSS property to your template. You can add the following code to your #main identifier:


However, you will then have to be careful, since every space will be accepted in every post you make. More sensible is to create a new class in your template:

.allow-whitespace {

Then, when you write your post, use spaces as you would in a normal word processor, and surround the text which needs the white space either with a div tag with your new class or a span tag. for example:

This text doesn't need white space.

<div class="allow-whitespace"> But this one does</div>


But this one does

You can replace the div with span but it's probably not necessary........

This CSS property is compatible with IE5.5 and above, and all of the better browsers out there too.