Month: February 2008

  • Earthquake!

    About five to ten minutes ago there was a FUCKING EARTHQUAKE! In Derby! I felt like I was on a trestle table, here on my ground floor. Concrete. I’m really feeling weird now. More as I find out what happened… UPDATE: Earth tremor felt across England People from across large parts of England have reported…

  • Frozen Webs

    I love the way frost hangs on spiderwebs, making the invisible visible and in such a startling, scintillating manner. The recent frosts have left my hedge covered with tiny, fabulous necklaces and chandeliers. Click the pic above to see some of them… 🙂

  • Derby Feb 08 Various

    I finally feel that spring is breaking, struggling through the occasional snow flurry and fog bank. I got some pics of Derby in the springly sun the other day, click the pic for a small gallery, including these rather saucy peeps above.

  • Bluey Feb 08 Various

    Click the pic for some recent Blue-ness!

  • UK : We Aided US Kidnap Flights

    David Miliband has admitted two US “extraordinary rendition” flights landed on UK territory in 2002. He said he was “very sorry” to have to say that previous denials made in “good faith” were now having to be corrected. BBC world affairs correspondent Paul Reynolds said the revelations were “a serious embarrassment for the British government”.…

  • This Is How I Feel About My Government

    Members of the White Rose, Munich 1942. From left: Hans Scholl, his sister Sophie Scholl, and Christoph Probst. Courtesy of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. A different country, a different time, the same evil: It is certain that today every honest German is ashamed of his government. Who among us has any conception of the…

  • Secret Document Released: No “45 Minutes”

    David Miliband, protector of war criminals Foreign Secretary David Miliband has published an early draft of the UK’s infamous dossier on Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction. The document, by Foreign Office press chief John Williams, was an unpublished draft of the September 2002 dossier. The Foreign Office lost its appeal against a ruling the…

  • NZ Cluster Bomb Summit

    More than 120 countries are meeting in New Zealand to discuss an agreement limiting the use of cluster bombs. The talks – launched last year – aim to smooth progress towards the signing of a global treaty later this year. But some major producers and buyers of cluster bombs – including the US, Israel, Russia…

  • Capitalism Fails Yet Again

    Northern Rock is to be nationalised, the BBC’s business editor Robert Peston has learned. A consortium led by the Virgin group was leading bids to run the beleaguered bank, while a management buyout had also been considered. But ministers have decided that nationalisation – the first such move since the 1970s – was the only…

  • Apple TV Take 2 Woes

    I like the update, I love the new features. Unfortunately, the update doesn’t seem to like my 40gig Apple TV. Since upgrading, I get: * Slow, sticky menus. Can’t whizz round like before. The selector sticks and then, often five minutes later, skips down. * Glitchy playback. Every podcast or film I watch glitches at…

  • Five Years Ago Today

    A pic I took on the Feb 15 demo, 2003 The February 15, 2003 anti-war protest was a coordinated day of protests across the world against the imminent invasion of Iraq. Millions of people protested in approximately 800 cities around the world. According to BBC News, between six and ten million people took part in…

  • Amy Deirdre

    It’s Amy Deirdre! 😀

  • Town Feb 08

    Very hazy… but here comes the sun!

  • Higgs Coffee

    Creamy! Click for more!

  • Feb ’08 Macros

    I took some assorted macros the other day. Click the chipboard above to see ’em!

  • Whoops!

    Yeah… mmm… who done that, then?

  • Blue Note 13/2/08

    Click the pic for some further Bluey antics!

  • Women In Technology on Play Digital have pre-empted Amazon’s DRM-free mp3 service with their own shop. And I’m pleased to see my EMI album on there for a bit cheaper than you can get it on iTunes. Well… four pence cheaper! Also, it’s iTunes Plus so there’s no DRM on that download either. But if you’re anti-Apple or simply prefer…

  • Logic Pro 8 Mini-review

    Yes, I bought the upgrade. Yes, I’m an idiot. Yes, Apple could quite easily get me to pay them money to slap me in the face with a fish. And then pay them to upgrade the damn fish. Oh well… here’s the mini-review: The good: much easier to use, especially for switchers. Shitloads of instruments,…

  • Make The World Go Away – HD

    White Town – Make The World Go Away from Jyoti Mishra on Vimeo. I’ve just joined Vimeo so now you can see the vid I made for ‘Make The World Go Away’ in lovely HD. Yaaay! If you click the little pic marked ‘Full’ in the bottom left, it should launch the super-duper, fullscreen version.…