Power up the disco

If, as it looks like it might be, the Presidential election is over a bit early, it might be time to power up the hifi and have a bit of a dance. But to keep the Presidential theme going, here are some suggestions, including the good, the bad and the quite frankly ridiculous. Nixon didn’t stand a chance. Uber-optimism from Bill Clinton. In many ways Americans and Europeans are very similar. In many ways, we’re not. Anyone have any other …

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Google keeps you up to date

Elections are a pretty multimedia event for me now. Certainly one TV channel is not enough. Even flicking is a bit limiting (you can, after all, only watch one thing at a time). So I do normally have a computer near at hand when an election is taking place. Tonight, I think I will be pointing my browser at this. Via the ever wonderful TechPresident blog, here is the ultimate online tool for keeping up to date with the action. …

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Things to look out for tonight

I’m going to a party tonight for the US election, and the idea of hiding buried in a laptop instead of talking to people is not hugely appealing. But I did want to put together a quick crib sheet of numbers that might prove significant if we are going to be keeping an eye out for the big waypoints on the night. So here are some figures:Overall turnout – 2004, 56.7 per cent [1] The highest turnout in recent times …

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First Derry, now London…

Independent media have announced big, big job cuts in its London operation… It looks like mostly back office functions that it plans to provide from other parts of its organisation. it follows on from job cuts at the Belfast Telegraph following the closure of the North West Area office in Derry… Nick Ansteadwww.nickanstead.com/blog