Month: July 2008

  • Birthday Synth!

    It was my birthday yesterday! My mrs. bought me this fantastic little synth: Click the pic to have a look at a lascivious unboxing of the wee beastie! 🙂 Sadly, my new baby is a bit poorly, generating grotty chirruping sounds, background distortion and spontaneous glitchtronic odysseys. So, I’m waiting to for it to be…

  • Westfield Peeps

    Fisher! The Swan! Me tickling Sean!

  • KRCS

    I’ve spent far too much money in this shop! Definitely avoid this shop if you’re an Apple fiend with a credit card on you… 🙂

  • Pug Puppies

    There’s been quite a lot of grim news lately so I think watching these pups play might be a bit of a relief. 🙂

  • MPs Play Dumb Over Torture

    MPs and peers have said they may have been misled over UK troops' use of banned interrogation methods in Iraq. Not all troops had known "conditioning" techniques such as hooding and sleep deprivation were banned, the Joint Committee on Human Rights said. The committee had received assurances by a minister and a senior military officer…

  • Why Is This News?

    Reports from Iran say 29 people have been executed by hanging in Tehran. Among them were convicts found guilty of murder, rape, armed robbery and drug trafficking, state television IRIB reported on its website. All the executions took place on Sunday morning in Tehran’s Evin prison, the report said. (Source: BBC News) Firstly, I’m against…

  • Blue Note 23/7/08

    Click the pic for a gallery of stupidness from Wednesday at the Bluey! 🙂

  • Canon A590 IS Test Shots

    For years, I’ve been using a Fuji F10 as my walkabout compact camera. It’s particularly good at clubbing shots because it has great high-ISO response. But, I saw a Canon A590 IS going for a silly price so I took a risk and bought it. Well, I’m glad I did as it seems at least…

  • Today Was… Flying Ant Day ’08!

    Well, at least in Derby it was. Walking around town, the little bastards kept flying in my face, down the back of my shirt into my mouth. It’s a few days later than last year’s Flying Ant Day. Maybe they were finishing off the Snow Storm mission on GTAIV. That is particularly hard if your…

  • British MPs: USA Lying About Torture

    The British government should not rely on US assurances that it does not use torture, a report by MPs says. The foreign affairs select committee said the UK and US differ on their definitions of what constitutes torture and it urged the UK to check US claims. (Source: BBC News) Hmmm… this new report by…

  • Derby Carnival 2008

    Ambling round town today with Monsieur Swan, we bumped into Derby Carnival 2008! And guess what – I had no camera on me. Not even my little Fuji compact which is always in my rucksack. I’d taken it out to do some Blue Note pics and forgot to put it back in. 🙁 I hadn’t…

  • iPhone Apps

    Sketches – £3.49 well-spent! Sooo… I haven’t got a new iPhone 3G. But I’ve got the next best thing: iPhone version 2.0 software! Now, bear in mind that, unlike a lot of people, I’m not an un-critical Apple fanboy. I’m the proud owner of an Apple TV Brick. And also, I’ve been more enraged than…

  • Update – US Murdered 47 Civilians

    A US air strike in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday killed 47 civilians, 39 of them women and children, an Afghan government investigating team says. (Source: BBC News) This is an update to this post. NOTE: Still no mention of this on the TV or other mainstream mass-media. Now, if it had been Iran or North…

  • Bzangy Groink At Bar Lisi, 9/07/08

    Wooo! Thanks to everyone who came down last night for Bzangy at Bar Lisi, braving the traditional British summertime torrential storms. You’re all lovely, lovely people! I got loads of great requests too, so much that I even broke my own rules and played a band more than once – see if you cant spot…

  • Murdoch Moves Against Iran

    Darth Murdoch… or is it William Randolph Hearst? I’ve just read this on Keyvan’s blog: Media Lens have received legal threats from the Times newspaper concerning their latest media alert, Selling The Fireball: Bush and Iran. Due to these threats they’ve had to amend their alert to remove responses from Times journalist Bronwen Maddox. To…

  • Did I Tell You…

    …it’s my birthday soon? 😀

  • The Dead That Don’t Count

    At least 20 people have been killed in a missile strike by coalition forces in Afghan’s eastern Nangarhar province. Local people say that the group was a wedding party and that most of the dead were women and children. Meanwhile Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered an investigation into a missile attack by US helicopters…