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Micro blogging

I have fill my day with oh so much. Almost to the poi t when I’ve not got a window to blog in. Short form blogging. Work. Leaving do. Pub. Djing. Sleeps.

Phones made by free range humans

Phones made by free range humans

An awful lot goes into making a phone. An awful lot of people, living in awful servitude – close to slavery conditions – as they’re paid their $3 a day for their 12 hour shift making phones that they couldn’t afford in a lifetime of saving. An awful lot of conflict, greed and corruption go into sourcing the precious metals… Read more →

White screen of death

White screen of death

I’ve had (yet another) Amazon Kindle die on me. I think it’s the third that’s died on me. Others – I’ve cracked the screens – once from Jaygo sitting on it, the other time – mysteriously. I’ve been on to Amazon about it – they’ve tried trouble shooting it (reset procedure) and suggested trying a new cable and wall based… Read more →

Fat Friday

I extended a custom today. The ritual of Fat Friday. We used to do it at my old work.  This is quite simply when you and your colleagues go for an unhealthy alternative for ones lunch on a Friday, eat what ever you like (no matter how unhealthy) the wash it down with a nice cold cup of I don’t… Read more →

35,000′

I have just been to 35,000 feet. I’ve just attended a webinar called SCRUM from 35,000 feet by a chap called Adam Weisbart (and friends). I’ll leave it to someone else to describe what SCRUM is (and what it is not). Watch this video (if you’re interested), and you’ll learn about the concept and the benefits of SCRUM when thinking about… Read more →

Poor attempt at a DIY neg scanner

Poor attempt at a DIY neg scanner

I’ve been to London and back today. I’ve done this many times before, but it still feels weird when I go to London and come back in a day. It feels even weirder when I’m out of the house for a normal time frame. I had very civilised train times today – 09:05 out of Harrogate, back in Harrogate for… Read more →

Me and my dad. Christmas, 1984.

Me and my dad. Christmas, 1984.

We’ve been having a bit of a clear out recently, and last night, these three pictures were unearthed. I remember that scene like it was yesterday. I got that computer – a 32KB Acorn Electron for Christmas and it was that very computer that hooked me on creating stuff with computers. That photo is of me doing some actual graphics… Read more →

Neo Marketing

Neo Marketing

This caught my eye earlier. The only country they haven’t cracked – where Coke or Pepsi isn’t the most popular carbonated soft drink is Scotland – it’s Irn Bru. Both Coke and Pepsi, as brands go are the biggest there are. They are ubiquitous. You can see them everywhere – from third world backstreet cafe’s to the VIP bars of… Read more →

Fireworks

Fireworks

We’ve just been to see the fireworks on The Stray, Harrogate. Once again, a spectacular display. We watched from over the road in front Christchurch. This was a great vantage point without the stress of the huge crowd over the road to loose the kids in. I took my Pentax Optio WG-II out with me – as it was raining… Read more →

Halloween Haul

Halloween Haul

  There were 8 of us went out trick or treating last night. A formidable force. Sophie did particularly well because; a./ She’s a cute one b./ She’s good at elbowing her way into the front of her brothers and her brothers friends and getting away with it c./ She’s good at talking. She’s very good at talking, in fact…. Read more →