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Dogsolitude_uk v2.1

Poking a sharp stick in the eyes of the abyss

Here at Dogsolitude_uk we accept all major credit cards via paypal for absolutely nothing. Donate generously using the button below, and receive absolutely nothing immediately. Postage and packing is free.

You can also buy stuff here in this fledgling online shop:

You know it makes sense. Currently sourcing supplies. We actually have a website at www.dogsolitude.co.uk. It's very new, and some things are working a bit strangely to be honest, but it works, and there are a couple of other small online shops in the offing (one deals with Japanese stuff which is miles off being finished, the other is called World of Workcraft and is about 75% there).

If you don't like the current housing market, why not buy a stylish DS_UK t-shirt to help you voice your disapproval here?

Whilst you're here, if you're using Internet Explorer, please use something sensible. Firefox is much better. Making my website took a few days to get ti working, followed bya good couple of weeks tearing my hair out trying to get IE to understand the HTML and CSS properly.

Firefox 2

Dogsolitude_uk will continue to seek to offer you additional functionality that will address your needs at an affordable cost.

Do not expect personal information to be published on this LJ, or to be able to comment. It is far better to argue about things down the pub over a good beer, wine or brandy. Preferably in leather seats with little brass rivets in.

Whereas comments are welcomed, it is not always possible or desirable for a reply to be provided via this medium. LJ is not deemed a suitable substitute for social interaction.

"Apathy rules, when it can be bothered."

Ideas and opinions expressed in this journal are not necessarily those of the Dogsolitude_uk or any subsidiaries. References and details of sources will be given where possible, though some sources quoted may be purely fictitious and the product of a deranged imagination.

All posts on this journal are public. There are no 'hidden' posts (well, there is one) or 'friends only' posts here. Reading this journal is completely optional - it is possible to have a full and satisfying life without ever going anywhere near it.

We look forward to moving forward in synergy with you.

"Together in Self Actualisation"


WriteToThem.com - write to your MP and tell them what you think. Go on. You know you want to.
Parliament website - find out what's going on. Includes Bills currently going through Parliament.

'I've Got Nothing to Hide' and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy - an excellent essay by Daniel J Solove, George Washington University Law School Professor, which deconstructs the argument that if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear from surveillance.

And now bills were passed, not only for national objects but for individual cases, and laws were most numerous when the commonwealth was most corrupt. - Tacitus, 'Annals', Book III 27

Information Commissioner's website - info on the Data Protection Act and the Freedom of Information Act
Advertising Standards Authority - Some advertising is worse than others, grass the culprits up here
The Telephone Preference Service - Get rid of unwanted sales calls at 8pm in the evening when you're trying to relax and have a bit of time and privacy.

"The angry wasp in your information jam"

The Motley Fool - sane advice on finance
No Logo.org - Ironically this book has one of the most memorable cover designs in recent years. So right on it hurts.

"The best place to hide butter is on the mantlepiece"

Al-Jazeera English homepage - missives from the inside of the hornet's nest
BBC News homepage - Aunty Beeb tells it like it is

“The broad mass of the nation ... will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one.” - Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

"Like William S Burroughs on heroin..."
- A Hurley, Lancs

"We installed the dogsolitude_v2 unit and haven't looked back since! Thankyou, dogsolitude_uk! Whiter than white whites, and the TV picture is better than ever!"
- Mrs P Nelson, Birmingham

"The latest craze sweeping the US and Japan..."
- Cyberkydzmonthly, Feb 2006

"Imagine a dog, mixed with solitude. Add uk. What do you get? A searing indictment of the postmodernal zeitgeist, a cry from the womb of the cultural substrate-matrix..."
- Rebecca Woodsthorne, Kulturmunki, Jan 2006

"Like Michael Winner on Acid: he deserves a knighthood. Whilst on acid. And the Queen should be on acid too."
- M Winner, London

"mummy and i saw mr dogsolitude in the city the other day, mr dogsolitude gave mummy a black box with a purple ribbon round it and whispered something in her ear and he gave me a sweetie and left with some men in a big black car. i started crying when he left."
- susan aged 7