June 16th, 2003


Foolish truths

Why do programmers always get Christmas and Halloween mixed up?

Because DEC 25 = OCT 31

This joke brought to you courtesy of the Fool's Gold, the joke and puzzle-filled newsletter Cliff Johnson puts out while he's writing The Fool and his Money - the follow-up to the Fool's Errand, which is probably my favourite computer game ever, out of the ten computer games I've ever liked. Lovely tarot-style illustrations inspired by the Rider-Waite deck, which is what I always think of Tarot looking like, though there are prettier decks and decks that resonate more with me.

there: art, humour and a plug
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full steam ahead

Dirty stop-out - you wish

The Wimbledon branch of the main district line stops about 10.30pm on a Sunday evening, so you have to go down to Earls Court and change to the Edgware branch. Frankly, I'm appalled (continued Torygraph letters page passim). Indeed, the whole shebang shuts at around 1am, earlier on many lines. It's getting earlier and earlier every year too. Well, enough, we say. Or rather, not nearly late enough. Take this connection to sign the Late Tube Petition which wants it to stay open till 3am at weekends and is looking for 100,000 signatures to attract some attention.

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