In some ways, it’s been a reasonably good week. I received my first cheque from Google Adsense, signifying the moment that the blogjam network turned the corner and actually began to make a profit, taking the first step on the long road towards becoming a multi-international conglomerate cash cow employing tens of thousands of eager people who will worship me and sing my name and bow whenever I pass. I also got a story placed in Private Eye magazine (clue: the piece mentions the words ‘paedophile’ and ‘vigilante’ – but it’s not in the online version – go and buy a copy, cheaspskate). So I think I’ll celebrate. Bollocks to this, I’m off to Turin.


  1. Question: was the Google cheque a US cheque in US dollars? I’m expecting my first in March 2005 and I’m wondering if it’s going to be worth the paper it’s written on after the exchange rate and bank charges…

  2. It was in $US. I’m gonna bank it today, and I’ve also wondered how much it’s actually going to be worth.

  3. And the answer is… it cost me £5.