Wednesday, 22 August 2007


Over the past month or so I've been giving some time to learning how to author course material using Moodle. I've not been able to give it as much time as I'd like but I've finally uploaded a first stab. if anyone has time (and the inclination) please have a look at "Working online" - the wiki section is blank but the other two should work. Let me know how it is for you :-)

Sunday, 19 August 2007

1 - 0

Those of a non-footy disposition might want to miss out on this one but today the Super Blues won the Manchester derby by the only goal of the game. As it says on the BBC site:
"Sir Alex Ferguson's side have taken only two points from their first three games and the champions are now seven points behind City at the summit of the table."
Blue Moon!


I don't know what is so special about this weekend but we're 38 minutes into 19/08 and my spam filter shows that it's zapped 688 spam mails between 18/08 and the 38 minutes of now, i.e. 24 hours and 38 minutes. Is it just me?

Thursday, 16 August 2007


This is funnier than a funny thing after a day at funny school!

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Social bookmarking

For all those who struggle to understand how social bookmarking should work - and it's so beautifully explained in really simple terms.


Cool slide show


Originally uploaded by nogbad the bad
Where I was brought up we didn't have many apple trees, or even many apples, so I'm always blown away when the tree in the garden is full of juicy red Discovery apples. They taste brilliant fresh from the tree!

Monday, 13 August 2007

Coming to Manchester

The Pev
Originally uploaded by nogbad the bad
Over the 20 some years that I've not lived in Manchester there have been a lot of changes but The Peveril of the Peak remains as a wonderful example of a proper pub. Picture isn't very good because I took it with the phone rather than the camera.

CTID at Urbis

I found this while looking for something else. It's a shot of the photo exhibition - CTID - at Urbis. Check out the full sized image.

The photo is part of Lynn Smith's Flickr stream and it's well worth checking out her stuff.

Sunday, 5 August 2007


DSCF1571, originally uploaded by nogbad the bad.

A really cool thing about having a son is that we get to go to see trains. Yesterday was scorchio so we went to Tenterden and eat ice cream and watched steam trains - full size this time.

Saturday, 4 August 2007


So I've been playing with Flickr and have uploaded some stuff and played with linking to maps an all sorts!

Thursday, 2 August 2007


I posted what might otherwise have been a blog post on Facebook. Not a problem but I've been wondering about why I might go there instead of here - particularly as Facebook has a different audience - one that is limited and "controlled".

Anyways - Mild at The Mermaid yesterday and a picnic on a train today. The train is on the World's smallest passenger railway; The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch.