Celestial Weasel (celestialweasel) wrote,
Celestial Weasel

Melting things

In the midst of my gradually declining mood I have been amused by the following:

1. The Conservatives voting to continue to allow their rank and vile members (and few are ranker or viler) to choose their leader.

2. In a 'Oceania is at war with Eastasia, Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia' sort of way, the announcement by Palm of the Windows CE (or whatever the marketing name for it is these days) based Treo. It would be funnier if I had seen more cries of pain / outrage from Palm weenies, but I guess they are pretty much resigned for it given the flogging off of PalmOS to some home for retired operating systems.

3. Vast piles of unsold Berliner size Gruaniads, even though I have been forced to resort to reserving an Indy as clearly the mechanism for shops to adjust their numbers of copies in the face of demand leaves much to be desired. They made a comment about not wanting a tabloid front page with one strident story on it (what could they be talking about?), but their front page basically seems to be a tabloid front page with some grot round the edge, perceptively described by one of my colleagues as 'like things on the BBC News front page but you can't click on them'.

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