Monthly Archives: October 2006

>Now, tell me that this isn’t the Third World

>This is broadband in New Zealand’s largest city. The one where there was a two months (In words: TWO MONTHS) power outage in the CBD. Slower than a 56k modem? Hello?

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>Хороший, Кириллица

>Aaaaah!The unknown historian graduate turns out to be my first cousin, once removed. (Why does he call me “Uncle”, then? That threw me off track for a bit) He was somewhat dark vis a vis the picture – supposedly “not … Continue reading

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>This we missed

>David HockneyNational Portrait Gallery12 October 2006 – 21 January 2007And we can’t get to see it.Pisses me off massively, especially after being blown away – really blown away – by his exhibition at the Royal Academy a couple of years … Continue reading

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>Modern art

> Nikon S3Clumsy meUpside down on a cushionOff goes the flashCould be gouacheTo say it was artWould be pushin’….. it a bit.

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>"Lost in Translation" on speed

>http://youtube.com/v/IWGVZZzix7M So we’ve got a Japanese TV studio, a John Lennon look-alike (clutching what looks like an 8-string – but it’s really only 6 – Fender), a bird in a maternity smock with curlers in her hair and they’re singing … Continue reading

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>Obviously a budding academic…

>I’m not sure this is the newest trend in landspam, but this picture turned up in the mail, unexpected and uncommented. I hadn’t done my good deed for the day that early, so I’m not sure what I’ve done to … Continue reading

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>Management skills

> Picked this up from Pprune – primarily a forum for professional pilots, but nevertheless a good source of background information/gossip/slander/pure lies about the industry. And a great place for excellent line-shoots. Such as: A Hunter sqn in Aden Sqn … Continue reading

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>Get Fresh

> My links with Nelson are tenuous. After Mum married Tom Roberts at the fine old age of 75, they moved to Mot in 1991 and lived there until they passed on (or “fell off the perch”, as Tom would … Continue reading

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>Vitamin ph

>I like books. I enjoy reading, but it’s the tactile and visual experience that I really like. And this is a very nice book.It’s from Phaidon Press and is subtitled “New Perspectives in Photography” The cover looks like the Periodic … Continue reading

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>Omigod…..

>Only a matter of time before this one raised its ugly head….. Take1 faded MGB2 cousins1 Saturday afternoonGallons of cutting compound2 power buffers1 flying helmet1 hard hat1 floatation vest1 RAF flying suit1 “Take a German bird out tonight” t-shirt (Lufthansa’s … Continue reading

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