Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Just a quick heads up. On xmas day and boxing day Amazon will be giving away £3 of mp3s to every customer. At current prices this will buy you albums from Elbow, Santogold, Fleet Foxes and others. Simply enter FREEMP3S at the checkout.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Here is, in my humble opinion the best albums of the last year in not particular order. (Films to follow)
Anathallo - Canopy Glow
Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Foals - Antidotes
Kings of Leon - Only By The Night
Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling
Portishead - Third
The Raconteurs - Consolers Of The Lonely
Sigur Ros - með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
Frank Turner - Love Ire & Song
Friday, December 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
although i think the fountain is a brilliant film it wasn't well received and darren aronofsky has had to play it 'safe' with his next film the wrestler. it is being lauded as one of the films of the year and tipped for oscars. hopefully aronofsky will fall into a one safe then one out there pattern in the future.
Monday, November 03, 2008
"maybe, just maybe, it's time to establish "Counter-Complaints": a method of registering your complaint about the number of knee-jerk complaints. And one should cancel out the other - so if 25,000 people complain, and a further 25,000 counter-complain, the total number of complaints is zero. It might lead to a lot of fruitless button-mashing, but at least we can keep our shared national culture relatively sane. Because judging by the rest of the news, if the ship's going down, a few unrestricted taste-free laughs now and then might make things more bearable for all of us."
read the full article here
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
The Role Of Spectacle, The Media And The Internet In The War On Terror And Its Coverage
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
good news: today is the release of firefox 3 and a better internet. anyone using internet explorer or firefox 2 stop it and get it. Spread Firefox. Get it before 6pm UK time tomorrow to add to the world record attempt for most software downloads in 24 hours
bad news: due to the record attempt and awesomeness of firefox the servers at mozilla are down. oh dear!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington)
Richard Burden (Birmingham Northfield)
Katy Clark (Ayrshire North & Arran)
Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead)
Frank Cook (Stockton North)
Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North)
Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central)
Andrew Dismore (Hendon)
Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras)
David Drew (Stroud)
Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme)
Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central)
Paul Flynn (Newport West)
Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow)
Ian Gibson (Norwich North)
Roger Godsiff (Birmingham Sparkbrook & Small Heath)
John Grogan (Selby)
Dai Havard (Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney)
Kate Hoey (Vauxhall)
Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North)
Glenda Jackson (Hampstead & Highgate)
Lynne Jones (Birmingham Selly Oak)
Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool Walton)
John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington)
Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock)
Bob Marshall-Andrews (Medway)
Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton)
Julie Morgan (Cardiff North)
Chris Mullin (Sunderland South)
Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West)
Gordon Prentice (Pendle)
Linda Riordan (Halifax)
Alan Simpson (Nottingham South)
Emily Thornberry (Islington South & Finsbury)
David Winnick (Walsall North)
Mike Wood (Batley & Spen)
Its not over yet, the lords may save our freedom.
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Sunday, June 01, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Thursday, May 08, 2008
The crime initiative is part of a government strategy to win back voters by proposing more radical approaches to tackling deep seated problems.
As part of the crackdown on bad behaviour, she will urge police forces across the country to follow the example of Essex police, who have mounted four-day "frame and shame" operations by filming and repeatedly stopping identified persistent offenders on problem estates."
What a brilliant idea. Lets take a pissed off disenfranchised section of society and piss them off even more. Obviously it will gain loads of votes among the Daily Mail readers, they would get a few more if they went the whole hog and just hug them in public. When we will some in power just sit down with some of this group of people and find out the real reason why its going on? Ill put my money on boredom and feeling of them having no future. Youth clubs, boxing gyms and apprenticeships could save this country!
Friday, April 25, 2008
"As we journey through life, discarding baggage along the way, we should keep an iron grip, to the very end, on the capacity for silliness. It preserves the soul from dessication." - Humph
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
in that time:
apple sent me a ups package containing ups packaging to ship the ipod to them
ups collected the ipod, 5 minutes early!!
received email to say ipod was received
ipod has been checked and confirmed dead
received email to say new ipod is on its way
received new ipod the next day
apple and ups can be bloody proud of themselves!!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
For him the future is nuclear.
He has a 4 year job.
Maybe an 8 year job, if he is lucky.
But making decisions that you will not be responsible for is a pretty good work -if you can get it.
He won't be the one holding the glowing can in a hundred years time
He won't be the one working out where to put all the ever growing waste.
(Is wrapping it up in concrete really a long term answer?)
He won't be picking up the bill to moth ball power stations when they come to the end of their days
He won't be swimming in the polluted seas in years to come.
He won't be the one looking at the true cost in a 100 years, in 200 years, in 300 years time.
Politics is short term.
Planets are long term.
from howies blog
lib dem no to nuclear campaign
greenpeace nuclear site
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Animation discovered on 5,200-year-old pottery: "A 5,200 year old piece of pottery from Iran has been discovered to embody the oldest known animation in the world -- a wild goat eating vegetation:
The wild goat motif can be seen on Iranian pottery dating back to the 4th millennium BCE, as well as jewellery pieces especially among Cassite tribes of ancient Luristan. However, the oldest wild goat representation in Iran was discovered in Negaran Valley in Sardast region, 37 kilometers from Nahok village near Saravan back in 1999. The engraved painting of wild goat is part of an important collection of lithoglyphs dating back to 8000 BCE.
However, wild goat representation with a tree is associated with Murkum, a mother goddess who was worshipped by all the Indo-Iranian women of the Haramosh valley in modern Pakistan, which culturally had closer ties with Indus and subsequently the Burnt City civilisations, than Mesopotamia, which could had influenced the ancient potter who made this unique piece.
(Via Boing Boing.)
Friday, March 07, 2008
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
for the first time ever i agree with bumbling idiot and generally corrupt fifa president, sepp blatter.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Thursday, February 07, 2008
At a meeting in London on Thursday, all 20 clubs agreed to explore a proposal to extend the season to 39 games.
Those 10 extra games would be played at venues around the world, with cities bidding for the right to stage them.
It is understood the additional fixtures could be determined by a draw but that the top-five teams could be seeded to avoid playing each other.
Should the proposal get the go-ahead, changes could come into effect for the 2010/11 season, with points from those extra games counting towards the final league table." - from bbc news
Im stunned that this is even being considered.
Monday, January 28, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
ellen page seems to have a amazing ability of choosing intriguing and interesting films to star in.
the website of the film allows you to download the ENTIRE shoot and the soundtrack (by Broken Social Scene) for the film and re-edit it yourself.
unfortunately there is no uk release date yet
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
apple tv - looking more attractive than before
time capsule - brilliant idea. when im in a household with more than one mac this is a must buy
macbook air - whats the point? i dont get it. yes its ultra-portable but so is a macbook which is more powerful and cheaper. it has no disc drive, no ethernet, no firewire. what are you going to do with this thing?
ipod touch upgrade for $20 - ridiculous!!!
Saturday, January 12, 2008
just cause i know some people i know have updated puters recently or are planning too heres my top mac apps for people to try.
in no particular order
1. Growl - allows you to set notifications when pretty much anything happens on your computer.
2. MarsEdit - blog editting greatness
3. NetNewsWire - for RSS feed collection, now FREE.
4. Camino - fastest most stable web browser ever.
5. Transmission - clean and quick torrent program.
6. Amnesty Singles - for those with slower computers avoid running power hungry dashboard by converting widgets to stand alone apps
7. Scrivener - writing any kind of essay or thesis?? you can not afford to be without this
8. Perian - adds codecs for everything into quicktime. Also for video playback see VLC and NicePlayer
9. Salling Clicker - control your computer with your mobile phone (require bluetooth)
10. BluePhoneElite - receive and reply to text messages from your computer.
11. Little Snitch - see what on your computer is trying to connect the internet and allow or deny it
12. Quicksilver - general program launcher and swiss army knife
13. PeerGuardian - stops known nasty people from connecting to your torrent downloads
Friday, January 11, 2008
2007 Darwin Award winner announced: "The winner of the 2007 Darwin Award has been announced. The Darwin Awards go to people have removed themselves from the gene pool by killing themselves or making themselves sterile.
The prize has gone to 'The Enema Within' - the story of a man named Keith (58) who was addicted to alcoholic enemas. He died after having two 1.5 litre bottles of sherry (over 100 fluid ounces) poured into his rectum.
When toxicologists examined Keith, he was found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.47%.
Monday, January 07, 2008
Sunday, January 06, 2008