See how comfortable I am with this cyberspeak now!

And though it’s true, like all the other guests at the convention, I’ll be selling the pictures I’m signing, I liken fans to pilgrims, and pilgrims have a tradition of being ripped off. Getting robbed on the way to Mecca or Canterbury, then sold terrible statues and other religious souvenirs when they get there, is an integral part of the pilgrim experience. And when I meet people who are nearly fainting because they’ve walked from Birmingham to meet me and pay tribute, I realise that for some of them, that experience borders on the religious.

Tom Baker blogs for Blockbuster.

No, I don’t know what the hourly rate is

A few months after Matt managed it, I’ve now managed to get my YouGov account over £50, which means I should be getting my first cheque from them soon. If I rememer when I started doing surveys there correctly, expect the next post of this sort smetime around 2010. You too can share in this abundance by signing up with them if you want to (ooh, that’s a slick way of getting you to click on a link that might make me a few pennies more, isnt it?).

No boom today. Boom tomorrow, there’s always a boom tomorrow.

Via Daily Kos, it seems that the US Government may have published instructions on how to build a nuclear weapon on the Internets (whether you can find it with The Google isn’t yet known).

The documents, roughly a dozen in number, contain charts, diagrams, equations and lengthy narratives about bomb building that nuclear experts who have viewed them say go beyond what is available elsewhere on the Internet and in other public forums. For instance, the papers give detailed information on how to build nuclear firing circuits and triggering explosives, as well as the radioactive cores of atom bombs.

Incompetence, desperation and political opportunism combined is never pretty to watch, but it’s usually not this dangerous.

Do it yourself

I keep meaning to plug this site and forget it – Mark Moxon’s Land’s End to John O’Groats walk site. I’ve had a few people asking me for information on how to do the walk themselves and this is probably the best resource on the net for it. Plus, his route inspired much of mine (though going the other way, of course) and what better recommendation could you need than that?