Sunday, 28 July 2013

The Dom Joly interview

Back some time towards the end of 2009, October at a guess, I was watching a repeat of Trigger Happy TV on 4Music (a UK TV channel). This was a TV series that captured my imagination when it was first broadcast in the year 2000, I would have been around 16 at the time.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

From Flickr to Picasa

For years now, something has bothered me about the user interface of Flickr, but only now have I taken the initiative and fled for pastures new.

I've been a member of the site since their pre-Yahoo days. A startup can be forgiven its UI errors I think, an independent outfit deserves the benefit of the doubt. Read on at Posterous...

I had ideas once

Just to prove (to myself) that I once had ideas before I burned out and became this husk of a person, I've compiled a list of the mostly bad ideas that I can still remember. Read on at Posterous...

Friday, 26 August 2011

Why I jumped off HMS Facebook

webmonkey / Bruce Tuten
Facebook membership is something of a must these days, as compulsory in being a part of society as owning a phone, mobile or otherwise. Shutting my account seems to be a controversy akin to tattooing a swastika on my forehead.

On declaring on Facebook that I was to deactivate my account (it's not possible to delete it) I had comments ranging from a simple ":(" to someone struggling to reconcile the news with a, "what's going on?!" Read on at Posterous..

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Test conversations

flickr: mermaid99
One of the benefits of buying lunch from an expensive food market is that the stallholders are obliged to be polite and make conversation. This is not something that you encounter regularly, if at all, as a Londoner.

These interactions are a good opportunity to push the realms of acceptable conversation; a chance to test dialogue before using it on people that matter. Read on at Posterous..

Monday, 11 January 2010

The Stephen Moyer interview

Stephen checking his iPhone"Finally someone people will have heard of" was how my editor described the opportunity to interview True Blood's Stephen Moyer in his email. I'd never heard of him. I only knew of True Blood from tube station posters advertising the fact it was showing on the FX channel on satellite.
Time to do some research.