Not sure whether to stick this in ‘Tech’, ‘Cool’, or create a ‘Just Listen To This!’ category. Anyway. This site, including the photos, is now licensed not under completely out-dated copyright, but by a Creative Commons license. There’s a great explanation in the form of a comic here or you can check out their excellentContinue reading “Creative Commons: Copyright evolves”
I’m a big fan of off-beat t-shirts (*not* anything with some American designer’s name printed in really-large playground-legible letters) and while there’s a couple of weblogs that seem to cover them a bit (two excellent ones in particular: Jean Snow and Josh Rubin’s Cool Hunting), there’s not a whole of links out there. So I’veContinue reading “T-Shirt Philosophy”
A couple of weeks ago, I went back home to help my Mum move – away from the village near sunny Scarborough and down south. Always strange leaving a place – even though I’m all grown up so never properly lived there. Took a couple of photos, including some of the village churchyard. Scalby churchyard.Continue reading “All years leaving”
Can’t be bothered to read Peter Ackroyd’s megalithic biography of the metropolis, but still want to be able to spout trivia about the obscure streets, strange names and unusual practices that the capital is built on? Check out This Isn’t London, a website of totally fake London history and facts…[via LMG] “Planning permission for theContinue reading “Welcome to London”
On the subject of yesterday’s LG Qiblah mobile phone post – it seems that the compass isn’t actually an active one. You simply select your location from a pre-programmed list of cities, and then the compass display’s Mecca’s direction. So it doesn’t use any fancy GPS or less fancy magnetic forces – which precludes entertainingContinue reading “Pointing North: Updated”
While the developed world has been less than successful (a slight understatement, perhaps?) at exporting democracy to the Middle East in a reasonable manner, that doesn’t mean they can’t have its flip-side, the free market! There was a news piece a couple of months back on how Africa was the first continent to achieve theContinue reading “Pointing North”
…Is, very sadly, strangely addictive. It’s the 20-something’s equivalent of “are we there yet? are we there yet?…. are… we… there…” But I am trying to wait patiently.
Since I’ve had the Pentax for a couple of weeks, and TWJ for only a few days, there’s some back-log stuff to post – these are pics I took of the Trafalgar square side of the National Gallery, after it had been raining.
A very nice day on Saturday, so took a trip to Kew Gardens, and walked for miles… Always very strange when you end up in a park in London (or any other big metropolis), becuase you catch bits and pieces of the city through the gaps in the borders: a skyrise at the end ofContinue reading “Lazing on a sunny afternoon”
Since I work for a high-end computer magazine, Custom PC (btw, our website isn’t great, don’t blame me, it’s not really controlled by the people on the magazine’s editorial side…), I get the chance to play with some very neat gadgets. At the moment, I’ve got a Pentax Optio S4i camera, which is, as with all good gadgets, a) tiny and b)Continue reading “Pentax Optio S4i – If Pandora had a camera, rather than a box”