Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Strange attractor attracts blip...

(Afghani tallbiker/Chicagofreakbike) serendipity strikes on Monday. The three princes of Serendip in the old Persian fairy tale were named after the Arabic word for Sri Lanka. The blip came to wake us up. Sapere Aude! Dare to think. Dare to be wise. So Tuesday we went on the radio hoping to get wiser and ran into our Tall pals. More Princes of Serendip. Some of them were busted for protesting against the weapons fair in Amsterdam recently. Peaceful protest? Call the riot police. Indymedia/nl(in Dutch)

The whole carneval was a learning curve. We are like Hydra. When they cut off a head , two more grow in its place. Tall Bikes have a festival in the Vondelpark on 5 May near Mr Vondel's statue.

...Dr Co on the case...! Picture from the protest against the Marlec weapons show. Oh Amsterdam where are you going, old girl? This always was an unconventional city. At least a few activists are trying to keep the tradition alive. Cyberamiga was lucky. She did not get busted.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Travellers tales of lost passports...

...which happened to me last year. The British Consulate were very helpful and friendly. When a friend of mine had a similar experience this year, the back page of his new passport made a note under observations of the old stolen passport number and where it had been issued. They are watching us and showing us that they are watching us. So Happy Easter HMG, if you happen to read this.

Today I follow tradition and go to the Westerkerk in Amsterdam to listen to a full orchestra and choir perform the "Johannes Passion" by Johann Sebastian Bach. The church is always full and it is one of the highspots of the year.

They have opened the day cafe in OT301 on the Overtoom. From 12pm to 6pm it's the best place to get good organic coffee and tea and some of the best cake in Amsterdam baked by the maestro himself. They also have a sweet black kitten who seems to like me.

On the cannabis front there will be a presentation by ENCOD in the Cannabis College with Joep Oomen and Wernard Bruining on how to end the war on cannabis. Free entry. Wednesday, 19 April at 3pm and 7pm.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Search users like Sun readers stop at page three...

...and the man in the moon has moved to Mars. According to Jupiter Research most celebs and trivials give up if they don't find what they are looking for in the first three pages of a search engine. The survey shows how important it is to appear as near to the top of page one of search results as possible. BBC
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We are, of course, still on page one if you search for headless chicken syndrome. Plug, plug!