Since Christmas, nearly all of my downtime has been in the company of one of these – an Amazon Kindle. A few people I’ve spoken too have seen the kindle as a threat to ‘the book’. Perhaps it is. Would that be the end of the world if the organic, tree ware book were to become as one with the… Read more →
Saint London are asking the question – Can you draw the internet? They’ve crafted an experiment in the form of a website where they are trying to work out who the more imaginative is – the creative industry or a bunch of 10 years olds. I thought I’d give it a go and here’s what I came up with: Have… Read more →
3D60 sound… will it catch on? First there was mono. A single point source of sound. Then there was stereo. You’d think this was the end game as far as sound production goes, as we’ve only got two ears, but thanks to the shape of our ears and the fact they are positioned at slightly different heights on our head… Read more →
Brilliant. As ‘school’ project (with a little help from his dad) this kid sends a spacecraft to space. Homemade Spacecraft from Luke Geissbuhler on Vimeo.
These a very cool if not utterly uncool in a sad geek way (a stigma I’ve learned to live with). I don’t care. I want one. If I wear it all day something worthwhile is bound to happens – where upon I’ll hit a button and it saves the last 30 seconds. The (so far) ultimate avoidance of the “I… Read more →
Got round to getting broadband ordered at DragonDrop Centraal. Went with Virgin cable. We’ve had a T-Mobile ‘broadband’ dongle now for nearly the full terms of it’s 18 month contract and it’s been the most frustrating, next to useless, over priced, temperamental, erratic and downright grr bit of kit I’ve ever invested in. I’ve been counting down the months so that I… Read more →
Shaving. It’s (mainly) a man thing. I’ve got a love hate relationship with it. Mainly hate, but I do love a good barber shave when I get the opportunity and it’s something I always look out for when I’m in a different country. But I always make sure to bring my Men’s Grooming Kits By Manscaped in case I cant find a… Read more →
Amps. The once ubiquitous stallwart of any electrical store now seem to be on the ‘close to extinction’ list. Nowhere in Harrogate could you walk in off the street to buy a straight home entertainment audio amp. A week or so ago, I had the notion to set up a ‘proper’ music system that we’d had gathering dust in… Read more →
These are possibly the greenest words ever written on dragondrop. They are written on a device that is using 100% solar power. Arguably all devices are 100% solar powered really but this particular gadget is currently exclusively powered using energy from the sun collected using a solar panel which has fed a ‘desktop’ phone battery charger. Here is the kit… Read more →
Well – after the unmitigated pain in the harris that google caused by ceasing to support FTP, my hitherto unyielding loyalty has been re aligned and I’ve plumped for a wordpress solution to run dragondrop.org. Very early, yet hopefully in the right direction tentative step, as this, the first official post using wordpress instead of blogger.
After a worst case scenario of everything going wrong at the same time triggering an even worse case scenario domino effect, DragonDrop.org, wounded and limping is now on the road to adventure recovery.
I love Sat Nav. Some of the die hard map readers say it’s killing the age old art of reading maps and/or studying the land as a result. I say it opens up more doors and when used in combination with a paper map (for the bigger picture) you can do some tip top, grade A adventurising. Another bonus is… Read more →
Test VideoOriginally uploaded by DragonDrop So flickr (the photo sharing website) has today launched the option to add video as well as stills. I’m not sure how I feel about this. I can see why they have done it – it ‘adds value’. Flickr is owned by Yahoo, Yahoo and Google are fighting an ongoing battle to be market leaders…. Read more →
I'm sat here trying out my Christmas prezzy : a wireless bluetooth keyboard for my phone. It's ace. Blogging from the field. Hopefully there should be a photo with this post featuring the boys with a few of their toys they got. Jaygo has got a blue mouth because Santa in his wisdom got Jay some joke 'blue mouth sweets'… Read more →
THIS is the future. Check out this ‘Jaw Dropping’ demo of Seadragon and Photosynth Thanks to CMK for the heads up on this. Sat at work way early. Planned to get in for 7. Due to the A59 being blocked, thanks to a landslide I’ve had to pick out a new route. My new route via (sort of) West End… Read more →