I am now safely back in England, and my body clock is following a little more slowly behind me. Lots to write about – whilst I do like the web, the white screen isn’t quite as nice as this, picture below. It’s a shot of rolls of Washi, traditional, hand-made Japanese paper, in a shopContinue reading “I’m back”
As I’m in Japan, I was unable to catch the Queen’s speech (although maybe like most TV shows, someone will put it on BitTorrent?!?). So I have searched for an alternative Christmas message, and surprisingly, found it in the label of a jumper I bought here.
Sorry if you were unable to see the site yesterday – the Boing Boing post brought a flood of visitors, so I exceeded my monthly bandwidth usage allowance. Bought some more, so the Jester should be ok now.
I think I am finally getting over the jet lag. Asmuch as I loved Lost In Translation, jet-lag in Japan isn’t always always full of gossamer-lovely longing. Sometimes it’s just plain knackering and involves a feeling like your head is full of silt that can come on at very random moments. I’m here in JapanContinue reading “Shibuya Crossing”
My trip to Tokyo has begun. Still slightly in the grip of jet lag, so am only going to post a couple of photos – anything longer would almost certainly not make sense… Click on the images for larger versions.
This year, I will be spending Christmas in Tokyo. Which is a little worrying. Preparations for this, although they haven’t included learning "We Three Kings" in Japanese, have been hurried, many and varied, and I’ve also been busy working loads on upcoming issues of Custom PC so I have left the blog unattended for aContinue reading “Christmas In Tokyo”
The headlines here, according to the Highbury & Islington Express…. Which Islington many though? What does the government plan to do about it? It’s a crisis of a like The Day Today never imagined. And now, the news, where you are. (Sorry for the quality, taken with my rubbish cameraphone.) Click for a larger image.Continue reading “And now, the news”
It’s that time of year again. Or rather, it isn’t for another couple of weeks, but the shops have already had their decorations out so long they need to dust them… However this – a plug-n-play USB Mince Pie – surely outdoes them all in terms of appropriate Yuletide cheer. After all, if 128MB ofContinue reading “USB Powered Christmas”
Blackpool permanently enjoys a strange type of fame. There is the Blackpool that is made out of brick, concrete and rock that sits on the Lancashire coast. This Blackpool is run-down, often wet, cold, and full of desperate drunks and yet… is also surreal, beautiful and weirdly funny [10p Tea virtually demands to be heardContinue reading “Blackpool”
With The Lights Out, the long overdue Nirvana box-set finally has a release date: November 22nd 3 CDs and a DVD, including versions of all the apocryphal songs that you can glimpse on the file sharing networks… This month’s Q magazine has a decent page-long review. There’s a lousy official site here, and this siteContinue reading “Ghosts in rooms with the lights out”