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Hugo Lollies Patrice Eggplant Samuel Halloumi Laurent Cashewnuts Bacary Sahne N’golo Fanta Paul Porkpie Kingsley Cola Antoine Griesbrei Olivier Girofle Dimitri Baguette Subs: Blaise Mushroomy Andre-Pierre Cheese-Snack Can this team of gourmands beat a frozen food supermarket? We shall see.

The Watch

There’s a lot of trash talking about Apple’s Watch, because it’s been around for a year. Casey likes it. But other early-adopters who crave new hotness are disappointed. How you feel about the watch naturally depends on what your expectations are, and it certainly depends on your lifestyle. The typical criticisms are that the apps are […]


Even if you don’t know who DJ Khaled is, you probably heard some of his, ahem, “output.” Auto-tuned, yet monotonous, bragging. Generic hip-hop shouting, snares like diarrhoea, and guest stars all over the shop.  He’s doing well out of it. An interview of absolutely powder-puff questions in the NYT (“Tell me about how you manage to be so […]

4 stars

Lufthansa has made a pitch-perfect advert poking fun at German stereotypes and English prejudices. The Guardian reveals some scars, drawing a strange connection about Germany’s 4-1 defeat of England in the 2010 World Cup (which I watched, with naive hope, in a colleague’s garden), barely remembered here. Although, Lampard did score! Jesus the ball can’t […]


Wolfgang Tillmanns has made 25 posters against Brexit. They are really good. The practical link between the Brexit and extreme right is well put. Check them out here. The interview with Sean O’Hagan that alerted me, and explains in more detail, is in the Observer. The headline resonated deeply with me. I feel very much […]

Counterfeit software

I’m no fan of Windows. But, because some software I have to use (to control laboratory instruments) can only run under Windows, I’m forced to use and maintain machines running Windows 7. It’s not so bad. Seems relatively stable. Doesn’t need too much work. Terrible at many things, ugly, lacking features, yes. But tolerable. But […]