From conversations I’ve had, I know that some people are going to love this idea of this, some, hate it. The photographer in me loves it because I’ve learned that to get a good photo, you often have to take tens, scores, hundreds of mediocre photos. The 365 blogger in me loves it, because of the idea of documenting at regular… Read more →
Even if I didn’t have kids, I’d probably want one of these pushchairs. They’ve got more features than my first car had. As well as the touch button robotic folding and unfolding mechanism (see video below), it’s got daytime running lights, path-finder lights, a mobile phone charger, cup holders and an LCD display that displays pedometric information – such as… Read more →
Someone gave me the heads up on this today : Google Business Photos. In a nutshell, it allows a business to bring Google mapping inside their business premise, as Zweifel & Co. of Germany have done with the wine business here; View Larger Map The now 5 year old yet still very impressive Google Street View technology has a new string… Read more →
Wednesday tomorrow. That sounds better in the closer to the grand weekend scheme of things than it’s Tuesday. That’s come around quick. I’m just writing a quick blog now because I’ve got a ‘meeting’ in The Swan on The Stray soon. Busy day at work. Interesting, productive and sense of achievement giving. Time flew by. Had a great chat with… Read more →
Bank holidays are fantastic things. It’s more than an extra day, a 1/3 extra weekend, it’s an actual mini holiday. We should by now, as a human race be able to organise things so that we can have more holiday, more often. Over the last few generations holidays have been on the up though. There was a time when there… Read more →
I have 9 minutes to write a blog. Just woken up in Brundenell Social club Leeds. Been at the cricket. Well above average.
Here’s my boy Felix up the Eiffel Tower. Cracking view! He’s just come back from his first overseas solo (without us) adventure on a school trip. He arrived home around 11pm last night and he doesn’t speak fluent French as a result. Tempted to ask the school for our money back. (JOKE!) He had a fantastic time – He saw… Read more →
Woken up this morning (slight discomfort, co codomol worn off, re dosed, see last post) to find my twitter account and/or pinterest account has been hacked. The hacker had pinned a story on my pinterest account (a service I rarely use – like tumblr, pinterest is more about curation of content, where as I’m more about the creation) about rapid… Read more →
In my last post I wrote about the Djibouti proverb which gauges a mans richness by the amount of children he’d fathered. I’ve fathered 4 now which by today’s standards (in this part of the world at least) is plenty. I don’t want any more yet don’t want to worry about having more. The usual reasoning for considering a vasectomy… Read more →
According to the audiobook* I’m reading at the moment, an old Djibouti proverb goes like this : “A man is only as rich as the number of children he fathers” and then, went on to the question “After all, what else does he leave behind?” I can answer that one for you – Nappies. If you consider the findings of a… Read more →
I’ve got a MacBook Air parked on my desk at work today. I wanted to type some stuff to try out the keyboard, so I thought what better place than dragondrop.org to absorb my words. I must say, it’s incredibly thin. The screen is sharp and the whole thing feels very solid. The keyboard though – so far, so good…. Read more →
By eck, it’s grand that is. Clair and Ben (wearing a splendid T-Shirt) stood in from of a STUNNING vista of The Grand Canyon in Arizona. Loads of DD club points for this one – iconic background (fo’ sho), wearing the tee (check) and a place that’s not been done before – Arizona. DragonDrop Adventure Club T-shirt Gallery .
It’s been a remarkable few days for technology. Google’s annual developer conference last week revealed yet another Star Trek tech ; “Hot Wording” – a device that constantly listening to you, waiting for you to say trigger words before it goes and does stuff for you. ‘Google Today’ has been enhanced also – a technology that preempts what you need… Read more →
A couple of years ago, Stephen Elop, CEO of Nokia made a tough decision. He partnered with Microsoft – his former employer – to deliver the operating system for Nokia’s next generation of handsets. For the last two weeks, I’ve been trying out a Nokia that’s running Microsoft Windows 8 Mobile. Whilst there’s a lot about the phone I like,… Read more →
This post is in danger of being the thing I’ve tried to avoid so far with my blog 365 project – a blog about my lunch. Thing is though, I’ve not done a lot other than food today. After a bit of ball wanging for the dog on’t Stray I went to Waitrose for supplies and got a bit carried… Read more →