Monthly Archives: September 2006

Music to have a coup d’état by

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“During the 1991 coup attempt in Russia…Moscow TV programmes gave way to a looped broadcast of Swan Lake. […] the coup collapsed two days later amid mass protests and divided military loyalties” Fun facts about music for coups from the … Continue reading Continue reading

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Goodbye IE7

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I tried hard to like it, but ironically IE7 made me realise how much better Firefox is, and I’m now a Firefox zealot. It was all the websites that started hanging, or not displaying, the unpredictable behaviours, and the not-knowing … Continue reading Continue reading

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Raymonda revisited

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“From Saracens to Socialites” is an interesting article in The Australian about Stephen Baynes’ new production of Raymonda for Australian Ballet which opens in Melbourne on Tuesday. Corrie Perkin in The Australian very astutely explores the many contradictions of this … Continue reading Continue reading

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IE7 – love it or hate it?

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You can tell it’s raining, I just downloaded IE7, mainly because I’m keeping up with the Jones(es) who’s had it for ages. On balance, I think I hate it moderately. Google results for a polarised view are currently as follows: … Continue reading Continue reading

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Heavy metal umlauts & the greengrocer’s apostrophe

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Browsing through the entertaining pages of the musicology blog Dial ‘M’ for Musicology I came across this excellent posting called What Wikipedia is Good For, a gentle reminder to those who rail against the abuses of wikipedia by students that … Continue reading Continue reading

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