As I get older I value information more. You open a paper and see another first-person column, and you know it's unlikely you're going to learn anything new about the world. But obviously I believe people will learn something very valuable from me in this feature.- novelist Nick Hornby in the Observer
I agree with Nick.
On the other hand ...According to BlogThing
, my Blogging Type is Confident and Insightful which tells me that
(I've) got a ton of brain power, and
(I) leverage it into a brilliant blog. Both creative and logical,
(I) come up with amazing ideas and insights. A total perfectionist,
(my)self revising and rewriting posts a lot of the time.
(I) blog for
(my)self - and
(I) don't care how popular (or unpopular)
(my) blog is!
How true. So how come Jakartass is no longer the number 1 English language blog
in Indonesia, Patung?Should I Be Worried?A fourth right foot still in a trainer shoe has been found off the Canadian coast. Two of the feet are size 12. Police have not released the size of the others.
My feet are size twelve - and I wear trainers ....
CCTV boom has failed to slash crimeMassive investment in CCTV cameras to prevent crime in the UK has failed to have a significant impact, despite billions of pounds spent on the new technology, a senior police officer piloting a new database has warned. Only 3% of street robberies in London were solved using CCTV images, despite the fact that Britain has more security cameras than any other country in Europe
I mention this in case the Indonesian police
decide it's time to cash in some of their brown envelopes.
Unreliable Witness Wit
ness? Or Wit
hit or Wit
I don't actually know, but you can be certain that neither does An Unreliable Witness. But he doesn't care, so neither should you.
Join me and become a fan.Slush funds?
Back in Blighty, whilst Parliament is in session, in London, Members of Parliament generally don't live in their constituencies, so some have lengthy commutes. MPs have to disclose full details of spending on their second homes as they are eligible for public money to cover certain expenditures. These accounts are now in the public domain.
It's almost the same system in Indonesia, except that legislators here rarely have any involvement with their constituents as they are nominees of political parties and are not, therefore, directly elected as representatives. That said, they do have a 'grace and favour' Jakarta home, and houses back in whatever part of Indonesia they call home.
It's fascinating to learn that UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown claimed £32 for lightbulbs last year.
What do you think would be the likely sum claimed here? Sex? It's written all over your face
According to research conducted at Durham University in the UK, your face is a good giveaway if you're after a one night stand or a long-term relationship. If you're Caucasian, or indeed not, have a look at the pictures here
and see who you'd prefer to link up with ~ and for how long.World Alarm Clock (flash)
Thrill as you watch species become extinct.(About 75 a day)
Gulp as oil gets pumped out of the ground. (About 92 million barrels a day.)
Shiver as you gaze at the temperature risng. (.01 degree per annum)
Try and count each baby as it's born. (c. 400,000 a day. By contrast, there are about 160,000 deaths.)
Best news? Three times as many bicycles as cars are produced.