Britain is once again graced by three months of watching self obsessed people making themselves look stupid merely by their very existence, with little hope of achieving anything other than profit for the production and broadcast companies involved. Why is Big Brother such a terribly wasted opportunity? Continue reading
When Google bought Keyhole a few months back, several of us were moved to a sharp intake of breath. The potential of combining Google’s search capabilities with a three dimensional model of Earth was just so interesting that only luddites, and my dad (The Grand Luddite), could fail to be impressed. Continue reading
We just got back from seeing Star Wars Episode 3 – Revenge of the Sith. We’d not planned on seeing it on the opening night, but when visiting the cinema website (purely out of curiosity) I found it was so well designed and usable that it would have been churlish not to have booked tickets. Continue reading
We’re all back from CCgrid 2005 in Cardiff and (I think) fully caught-up with sleep. We had a fairly strong group presence this year (as opposed to just me last year) which meant it was a far more sociable occasion. This also meant we were able to share camera duty (by borrowing Mat’s phone). Mat’s uploaded some more in-focus pics, and there’s probably more around the net.
For the 2005 election I looked over the manifesto of each party that I considered voting for. I even looked at some of those that I would not touch with a barge-pole. Continue reading
With the UK General election all but upon us, politicians have turned their attention to tactical talk. Mr. Blair insists this is a two horse race, and suggests that voting for the Liberal Democrats will let the Conservatives in. Mr. Howard suggests the voting for the Liberal Democrats will give Labour another chance. Continue reading