Links for March 30th

Women told: ‘You have dishonoured your family, please kill yourself’ When Elif’s father told her she had to kill herself in order to spare him from a prison sentence for her murder, she considered it long and hard. “I loved my father so much, I was ready to commit suicide for him even though I…… Continue reading Links for March 30th

Links for March 26th

”Hello America, I’m a British Muslim’ When British businessman Imran Ahmad was made redundant in January, instead of hitting the Job Centre he decided to arrange a one-man speaking tour of the United States to spread his message of peace and Muslim moderateness. God ‘will not give happy ending’ God will not intervene to prevent…… Continue reading Links for March 26th

Links for March 12th

Iron Maiden speak out over riot Heavy metal group Iron Maiden’s tour manager has criticised the people who were arrested for trying to gatecrash a concert in Bogota. Colombian police arrested more than 100 people after stones were thrown hours before the group were due to perform. In a statement posted on the band’s website,…… Continue reading Links for March 12th

Bookmarks for March 5th through March 10th

YouTube vs PRS: whoever wins, it’s bad news for musicians – You’ve got to hand it to Google: when it threw its toys out of the pram over its dispute with PRS For Music, it immediately won the PR war. On blogs, boards and Twitter the consensus is: hurrah for Google! It’s sticking it to…… Continue reading Bookmarks for March 5th through March 10th

Bookmarks for February 25th through February 27th

A false sense of security – The real danger of social networks is complacency, not cancer, says Bill Thompson Ryanair mulls charge for toilets – Irish budget airline Ryanair has said it is considering charging passengers for using the toilet while flying. Chief executive Michael O’Leary told the BBC that the Dublin-based carrier was looking…… Continue reading Bookmarks for February 25th through February 27th

Links for February 18th

Novelist Pratchett becomes a Sir – Author Terry Pratchett has been knighted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace for services to literature. Sir Terry, 60, was named in the New Year Honours list. Wonder twins telescope sees star’s dying gasps – 500 light years away, the star T Leporis is dying. It used to be…… Continue reading Links for February 18th

Bookmarks for February 15th through February 16th

NABBC National Convention – A bright but cold morning recently greeted the delegates for the 2009 National Convention of the National Association of Brass Band conductors (NABBC) at their convention venue in Lincoln. Our band performed at this event. We were delighted to be conducted by the legendary Major Peter Parkes Don’t be bitter as…… Continue reading Bookmarks for February 15th through February 16th

ISPs – how to make me hate you

I was reading the Slashdot feed earlier and found an interesting story from Techdirt regarding various large Internet Service Providers attempts to find “alternative revenue streams”. For some reason they think that this is a good idea: A few years ago, they picked up on the fact that they have a tremendous amount of data…… Continue reading ISPs – how to make me hate you

AOL 8

I’ve just spent the Easter weekend at my mum’s. Bless my old Stepdad, but he’s clueless about internet things, and with my sister living in Canada he’s keen to get a webcam working so we can wave at here amd my little niece (plus new baby when it arrives soon). It came down to me…… Continue reading AOL 8