Monthly Archives: October 2004

Clever email feed

Now I’ve spotted this neat little feature on Blogger whereby you can email a posting in. That’s it. Anyway, it takes a few days before the posting appears – and you’re best sending as Pure Text rather than HTML – but still: lovely.

Meanwhile, if you’re looking for presents to buy me, try the blackspot sneaker at And if you need to convert UK sizes to US check out this site.

Government Corruption

I’ve just finished reading a great book by Jeremy Paxman (of all people) called The Political Animal. Quite a depressing book about the career of a politician and how they have to keep their own beliefs and principles quiet in order to make any advancement.

In it he mentions an organisation called Transparency International ( which monitors corruption in governments around the world.

The good news is that the British govt comes quite high (scroll down) – 11th in fact where 145th (Haiti and Bangladesh) is bottom. America is joint 17th with Belgium and Ireland so it seems the land of the free is Finland. Good news for brown bears and wolverines, then.