April Fool’s Day!

So what’s happened today then?

The Guardian gives up its print and web editions in favour of Twitter.

Youtube has launched a new layout. (View any video for laugh)

Opera lets you surf the web using face gestures.

Newcastle appoints Alan Shearer as manager.

The Pirate Bay sells out to Warner.

Expedia offers flights to Mars for only $99.

The BBC launches a iPlayer on a toaster.

Lovefilm bans French films.

Harvard Professor blames Twitter for the recession.

Sitepoint reports on the internet reboot.

The New Zealand Herald reports that Microsoft has bought Apple.

MSN Messenger launches automatic mood detection.


Always check your reciepts before submitting

This morning it emerged that the Home secretary, Jacqui Smith, had made an expenses claim for porn films.

The two films, valued at £5 each, were part of a £67  Virgin Media bill submitted last June.

As we know, MPs seem to be able to claim expenses for pretty much anything, but porn is apparently one step too far. Smith’s husband, Richard Timney, took the blame and said in a statement today:

“I am really sorry for any embarrassment I have caused Jacqui. I can fully understand why people might be angry and offended by this. Quite obviously a claim should never have been made for these films, and as you know that money is being paid back.”

My guess is that the house of commons was pretty empty today as MPs were busy rummaging around drawers looking for their expenses claims.

I wonder what the next thing will be?

What can I say?

Someone has found my blog by Googling ‘what should disabled people eat?’

Growing up


From morenewmath.com via Ett Liv I Exil

Courtesy of xkcd.com

To Gordon Brown, Alistair Darling and the Bank of England

Have you guys not heard of John Manyard Keynes? You do all have economics degrees, don’t you?

If not, I recommend reading the Wikipedia entry on Keynes’ General Theory of Employment, Interst and Money.

Heard on the train this morning

A woman is sitting on the train, reading a glossy magazine. Two men get on the train and sit opposite her.

Man 1: ‘Is that an engagement ring?’

Woman, looking up from magazine: ‘Yes.’

Man 1: ‘I’ll give you a grand for it.’

Woman, annoyed: ‘It’s not for sale.’

Man 1: ‘Is he a doctor, your husband?’

Woman: ‘No! He runs his own company.’

Man 2: ‘I went into this shop to buy my girlfriend an engagement ring and asked for the most expensive one they had. But it was a pound shop! Haha!’

Man 1, to me: ‘Mate, can I borrow your newspaper?’