January 31, 2003













Posted by tomski at 11:03 PM
January 27, 2003
Hopping Mad

Safe to assume that Mr B is none too chuffed with Ms S.

Posted by tomski at 10:25 AM
January 22, 2003
"Daddy, is this the best one I've ever made?"

Yup, son. Sho' is.


And yer Dad thought *he* was a decent Legoslinger. Pah.


Posted by tomski at 11:19 PM
January 12, 2003
Rosa's Small Arms


Rosa's preferred choice of toy carrier...

Posted by tomski at 12:15 PM
January 11, 2003
Barney and his first Alphabet

This one's for the Grandparents (and the odd Auntie and Uncle...)


Posted by tomski at 02:33 PM
January 10, 2003
Pigeons, say hello to cat.

Finally got off arse and did the ID card consultation thing I'd be promising myself I'd see summint done about.

People seem to have got the hang of it...

Posted by tomski at 10:37 PM
January 06, 2003
ID Card Consultation

Christmas is over, and yet I'm curiously bouncy, spiky and up for some troublemakin'

So, Jan 31st sees the end of the Government's Consultation on so-called 'Entitlement Cards' (ID Cards to you and me).

Warning: it's a 10Mb pdf - stef has kindly done an HTML version.

Here are my main issues with the proposals:

  • It'll inevitably mean a national fingerprint/iris/DNA database, and without the legal protections in place to guard against abuse of such a db, this has to be bad.

  • It won't stop criminals faking IDs

  • ID cards have never been shown to help in fight against terrorism

  • It'd cost loads

  • [The Big One] There are no plans to introduce any complementary legal protections for the individual. There would be no legal barrier to the scope of the ID card being increased wholesale...

If you're in the mood to respond to the consultation there is an email address to which you can send your thoughts.

However, I strongly suggest you first read Privacy International's deconstruction of the proposals, as well and their advice on how to respond effectively.

Go on, make a difference... it'll only take 3 or 4 mins...

Posted by tomski at 10:58 PM
January 03, 2003
Danny Sez Link

And when Danny says link in such a wonderfully funny way, I can but link.

Posted by tomski at 10:46 AM
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