Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
You know, the wee wooden toys, usually of a four-legged animal, that are strung together, and temporarily collapse when you press in the wooden base?
Anyhoo, I saw this advert from a design agency, apparently it's for easy to assemble furniture, but I wish it was real: I'd definitely need one of them!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Coming soon in 2010State Papers Online Part III: The Stuarts, James I to Anne, 1603-1713, State Papers Domestic
Coming in 2011
State Papers Online Part IV:The Stuarts, James I to Anne, 1603-1713, State Papers Foreign, Ireland and Acts of Privy Council
Monday, March 08, 2010
Well, according to this BBC survey on their Lab UK site anyway (found via Shiny Forager)
You are a Web Elephant
Slow-moving - Web Elephants like you browse the internet at a stately, methodical pace - just like real-world elephants who rarely see a reason to rush things.
Social - Real-world elephants and Web Elephants are both highly social. Real elephants are able to keep track of their own extended family trees and may even mourn love ones. As a Web Elephant, you often use social networking sites to keep track of your friends of family and are happy to rely on information from sites whose content is created by its users.
Adaptable - Real-world elephants owe their adaptability to their large brains and versatile trunks. As a Web Elephant you are similarly adaptable and are well-suited to carrying out several different tasks at the same time.
P.S. I am not afraid of mice.
Friday, March 05, 2010
Iain Nisbet of the Govan Law Centre (and excellent, and entertaining Absolvitor blog) has referred to a (somewhat snarky) blog post I did back in October about the UK Supreme Court website in the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland (JLSS – not to be confused with a terrible manufactured boy band)
While it’s great to see from Iain's review that things on the site have improved (and I’m blushing at the thought of having any sort of influence other than what craft class to run in the evenings), it did remind me to double check an issue with the cases that was still outstanding in November 2009, when I looked at the site again.
Case  UKSC 1 E, R (on the application of) v Governing Body of JFS & Anor (Rev 3) doesn’t actually exist on the Supreme Court site. You can find it via BAILLI, which shows the 3 cases the court decided in October. Searching for “ UKSC 1” on the Decided Cases area doesn’t bring it up, nor does using the name. The only way to find it is a general search for the exact phrase / citation (which is fine if you know it), which brings up a link to the PDF version of the case. Methinks it’s perhaps time to put that in the…erm…Decided Cases section? It is kinda important, what with it being the first ever judgement from the new court….
*For the non-Scots:
winching Noun. Courting, dating. [Scottish use]
I must dig around post-haste, to see if any of my normal activities have been made illegal while I was away, cos, y’know, apparently, ignorance of the law is no defence. Or something…*sighing, while checking that papercrafting and internet pottering haven’t been outlawed*