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World of Wings

Had a nice day yesterday at the World of Wings in Cumbernauld. I thought we’d be round it really quickly because it’s quite small, but with the flying displays, the bird handling and the...

The Kelpies

Finally made it through to see the finished Kelpies at the weekend just gone. Blimey they’re HUGE!   The whole Helix Park is shaping up to be a really nice place. It’s typical that...

Urban Exploring in Malta

We managed to squeeze in some urban exploring while we were over in Malta with a couple of abandoned Hotel complexes.   The first, White Rocks, was built as married quarters for the British...

Maltesers

Finally settling back into normality and getting round to uploading all the holiday pics to Flickr. Here’s a handful of favorites. I might have got a bit carried away with the tiltshift. Boat in the...

The problem with Monsters University

Back when Toy Story, came out, I was at art school with ambitions off becoming an animator. I’d seen some of Pixar’s earlier short films, but their first full length feature blew me away.

Art on an Android

It seems that the current level of creating quality images on mobile consists of sticking an Instagram filter on it, which reduces the resolution to that of a postage stamp and leaves it looking...

Learning Technology Conference 2013

Learning Technology Conference 2013

Expo’s can be tricky places for optimists, because they can very easily inspire cynicism. Regardless of the particular field of expertise they are dedicated to, you will generally find that innovations come along only...

The England riots of summer ’11

The England riots of summer ’11

The government are in talks with Facebook, Twitter and Blackberry about pulling social network services from the internet in times of trouble. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2390988,00.asp ‘We must remember, cause a fuss before somebody thinks of blaming...

Using Evernote as a Brain Extension

Using Evernote as a Brain Extension

Last summer, American writer Nicholas Carr prompted heated debate online when he released his book “The Shallows: How the Internet is changing the way we think, read and remember” The book was a development...

…In which Bin Laden perishes, closely followed by old media

…In which Bin Laden perishes, closely followed by old media

This essay was originally supposed to be episode 2 of Tapological, but I couldn’t really see any merit in recording it as audio and calling it a podcast when the text already existed. Where...