Technology

A lab, a workbench and look-out post. A documentation of Matt’s observational and experimental forays into the avoidance of doing himself any lasting damage with technology.

A curious thing that I went and had a look at

A curious thing that I went and had a look at

Whilst researching a geocache this morning, I spotted a strange looking thing on a Google satellite view – near Stonefall Park / Stonefall Cemetery. The thing that caught my eye was a concentric circle pattern that looked like rippling water… (Here’s a link to the Google map page) After Elsie (a dog) and I had successfully completed our geocache jaunt,… Read more →

Bitcoins. They're wierd.

Bitcoins. They’re wierd.

A friend of mine posted a picture of a bitcoin mine, over on facebook earlier today. He went on to say that bitcoins were making more than his regular job at the moment, possibly thanks to the recent price hike, where they topped off at a record high a few days ago of $674.38. Bitcoins have trebled in value since… Read more →

eCommerce Conference

eCommerce Conference

I’ve been in London today for an eCommerce conference with work. Fascinating and insightful. Pretty pooped now – just got home and need sleep (its been a full on 16 hour day so far) but I want to brain dump a few salient points before snoozeville… A lot of focus on CXM (customer experience management) and the age of smart… Read more →

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 →

"The impossible photograph"

“The impossible photograph”

“The impossible photograph, that’s really what’s at the heart of my work” Richard Mosse. When I mentioned in my blog post last night that I’d like to try out some colour infraded film, old friend and fine art photographer Anna Karin-Lilleengen posted a link on my facebook wall. The link was to a ‘making of’ style video about a film called The… Read more →

Generation D

Generation D

I received a belated birthday present this morning. A National Semiconductors’ Digital NOVUS LED Watch. I absolutely love it to bits. When these came out – 40 years ago, when I was born (the model I’ve been bought is a ’73 – just like me) they would have been an incredible technology to behold – these were the very first… Read more →

Elon Musk is up to something…

Inventor, founder of PayPal, SpaceX and Tesler Motors is up to something. If you don’t know who Elon is but have seen Iron Man, think Tony Stark. He’s an inventor who actually gets stuff off the ground, literally. He’s a geek who goes beyond the computer and actually makes real stuff – like cars and spaceships and possibly soon, an… Read more →

Smellography

Smellography

I’ve often joked in meetings about how some ideas are a bit ‘pie in the sky’. An example that I’ve jokingly referenced in such conversations (as a benchmark of the particularly untenable) would be ‘Smell-o-Vision’. The mainstream technology we’ve got got readily available to us today encompasses all other senses, apart from smell…  but perhaps, not for long. For the… Read more →