"Then it is dark; a night where kings in golden suits ride elephants over the mountains." - John Cheever

Monday, November 26, 2007

Space Needle Webcam

Our office in Seattle has gone completely offline (can't even phone them) - have therefore been looking at the Space Needle webcam to see if there is any extreme weather happenning over there or suchlike.

All looks OK but looking down on downtown Seattle it occurs to me what a fantastic place it must be in the run up to Xmas - great shops and coffee bars, Frasier like ambience etc etc. Aaah...

TV tonight

This looks really good.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

L.A.S.E.R. Tag

And while I'm doing videos, here's one that should appeal to the artist in you all ;)


Liquid Rescale Images

I found this really cool new style of image rescaling. Have a look at the video to see what it's about. Also, there's a GIMP plugin to do this, so you can try it out on your own photos! Website is http://liquidrescale.wikidot.com/en:examples

Arrgh Arrgh Arrgh

Man-sized sea scorpion claw found

Monday, November 19, 2007


Has anyone been watching the Flight of the Conchords on BBC4? I didn't much like the look of it at first, but it's now my favourite show. They have a nice line in underplayed, self-deprecating humour - see this little medley of jokes at the expense of New Zealand.

It's all quite gentle too - a nice break from cynicism. (Tuesdays, 9.30pm.)

Monday, November 05, 2007

Northern Pilgrimage

We're on holiday in Avimore at the moment. On the way up we stopped off at a place that I know has been of great importance to some of us in our individual spiritual journeys.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Jimmy Eat World - Hear You Me

Oh right - really good songs are still being written.

Timothy and Rafe Spall Vs Denholm Eliot and Julian Sands

Not sure how I feel about this.

The Most Beautiful Planetary Maps Ever

These maps, featured in a Wired News story, are cool - they look like abstract designs, or some kind of fractal/yellow submarine hybrid, but actually show things like the geological composition of the dark side of the moon.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Inspirational blog

This blog is the best thing I've read all year, I think. I've been reading the archives in chronological order. First blog to make me cry at any rate.