Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Being a gentleman of leisure this week, I've been doing things which aren't: working, drinking or sleeping. It seems like a long time since I've had time for anything else. (OK, apart from eating – obviously I do that too.)

So yeah, and it's really bloody enjoyable. I've not experienced so much as a hint of boredom yet – there's so much to go and do – so I doubt I'll be watching any daytime TV. After all, it is crap. I have just been to the cinema though, something I don't do often enough.

I went to see Casino Royale. It really is a fantastic and decades-overdue return to form for the 007 series. Just when all seemed lost - “How is the franchise going to reinvent itself?” - the answer was: by making exactly this film.

If you like Bond movies, and especially if you've ever wished Bond was more like the character in the Flemming novels, go and see it.

My good friend The Eyechild has written a proper review here, if you want to read something more infomative.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Two Weeks Off

Way out

I've got two weeks off work. My job is great, but words cannot describe how good this feels. A well overdue break. I've almost forgotten what it's like to not be working.

Saturday, November 18, 2006


No worries, Opodo. I'll just get exactly the same tickets from your direct rival Expedia. It's fine.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Lime Cat - WTF?

Can anyone explain to me what this is all about?

Am I late to some vast meme?

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Lazy Blogging

Apologies for the lazy blogging. Sometimes I have nothing interesting to write about, or - actually - there are things I want to write about, but I don't have the time or effort to sit down and write about them in a structured and balanced manner.

Hence, like many blogs, this has started to become more of a YouTube repository. It's quicker and easier than writing, and - hey - we all like watching videos don't we?

Well anyway, I'm sure you don't really give a shit about this, but I'll try to write something soon nonetheless.

Discovering Electronic Music

An educational film from 1983.

Thursday, November 09, 2006


Nice drum programming and editing skills!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


08:10   I arrive on the northbound platform at Clapham Common tube station.

08:45   I finally cram myself onto a train. The door only just manages to slide shut because my shoulder is in the way.

09:05   I arrive at work.

That was yesterday morning. Trains normally come in every one to two minutes. Yesterday they were only coming in every three to four minutes, the result being that they were all completely rammed. In a couple of instances I even saw somebody step out to let someone off, and them being unable to get back on.

It's plain that this particular section of the tube (at least) is so absolutely at capacity during rush hour, so any delay completely cripples the system. And unfortunately such delays occur at least once a week.

I'm pretty sure it would be illegal to transport animals packed even nearly that tightly. I guess the fact that we "choose" to get on the train makes it OK. They have our consent.

Fortunately for me I'm (hopefully, sigh) getting out of there pretty soon. On to the greener pastures of Camberwell. There's no tube station there, and I'm glad. It's a horrible way to travel when it's busy.

Image taken from my video Rat Race, made on a much less busy day

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

BPS Slideshow


I've added a few more photos to the Battersea Power Station set, and put them in a nice slideshow for your convenient viewing. The interior was in a beautiful state of disrepair.

For comparison, a quick Google search brings up a few photos taken inside the power station back when it was operational.

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