Thursday, 29 January 2009

Tony Benn Vs the BBC

Tony Benn discussing the BBC's decision not to show the DEC Gaza appeal. Well worth seeing - a wonderful example of Benn in his pomp.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Isn't this nice? - edited

Isn't this nice? (Edited to revolve image)

Gif Vs JPG

Done during third year group to show how to save a screenshot as a GIF and a JPG and upload to a blog. Also shows the differences in quality

Friday, 23 January 2009

Not waving

Heading home I heard that the motorway was closed so I decided to come back through the country lanes - lovely drive and 10 miles shorter but not quicker.

After Tunbridge Wells and past Paddock Wood I double back to cut through to Yalding. Onto Lees Road I was following a couple of cars and as we went round a bend the road was under water - not too much but more than a puddle. No big problems and we were all still fine. Further round the bend the water was higher but the end was in sight when a car went past, at speed, in the other direction - his bow wave splashed water high up the side of my car and the engine spluttered and died. In the middle of the road with water lapping against the bottom of the car. The engine simply wouldn't start so I put on the hazard lights and called for assistance. For nearly an hour I sat in the dark ,with water in the rear footwell, getting colder. Cars and a couple of council vans went by but only one stopped to check I was okay.

Finally the pick-up truck arrived and towed me to dry land where we tried to jump start the car - no joy so the front was hitched up and I was in the cab with the driver. Round the next bend the road was underwater and the police had blocked it. A number of cars were abandoned and the police were trying to get them moved.

Not the best trip home and the end of a hectic week - I'm due to be working tomorrow but unless the car has dried out and starts I can't see me getting there. Grrrr!

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

This one

I read Memex 1.1 most days and often share the posts to Facebook and my RSS feeds. This one, however, screams to be given (even) more attention. I agree with John from every corner of my being and, I promise, my language is far more colourful than that of John's mother. It's outwith our control but don't let that get in the way of giving it some consideration.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Mike Wesch - Machine is us

Told ya!

Much as I predicted the Kaka deal was a diversion so that City could grab Bellamy!

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Diet tips

Everyone knows that a large Cornish pasty from Ginsters contains all but two of the important food groups - the missing two are alcohol and chocolate.

But, I hear you say, what about those who don't eat meat? Clearly my first response is that you really should try - it's terribly good for you and generally tastes nice. If you still can't muster the energy to masticate a Burger King or a nice steak then this posting is for you.

Toblerone - product of a country known the world over for its fine cuisine, efficiency and the cuckoo clock. A whole Toblerone (the small size) contains fruit, nuts, honey and chocolate - all very healthy. The triangular shape is also very healthy and used for pyramids and tepees amongst other things. Don't skimp on all the goodness in a Toblerone - eat a whole one!

So my vegetarian friends - if you can summon the energy a Toblerone might just give you the strength to dial an Indian takeaway and get a Lamb Buhna or a Chicken Tikka.

More dietary tips to follow.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009


Year two now, here at the sunny LCC

Year 2

Year 2



This is a test from the LCC

Here we are doing the year three thang with the LCC posse

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Philosophical question

Only a swift thought. I'm sitting here flicking through the channels available on Freeview. A number are the main channel offset by an hour; Channel 4 + 1, for example. So here's the thing. At different times through the day both the main "now" channel and the offset channel advertise a reality programme live - currently Big Brother. But it's not is it? The offset channel is reshowing the main channel's output one hour later so how can it be advertising the programme as live?

Friday, 9 January 2009

Never too soon............. post another of these - I still love 'em

Tuesday, 6 January 2009