Intelligent Confusion

Monday, July 31, 2006

Solar panels come to the High Steet.

Currys brings solar panels to the High Street....
But they're kinda pricey. They reckon, in order to cut the electricity bill of a 3-bedroom house by half, you need to spend about £9k . Doing rough arithmetic on my own bill, I think the break even-point here is about twenty years - a good thing there's a 25 year warranty.....

Thursday, July 27, 2006

How to Find What You Love to Do

How to Find What You Love to Do

From the strange videos file....

While my Ukelele gently weeps...

Friday, July 21, 2006

Visiting Islington

Yesterday I went up to Member's Day at Arsenal's new stadium. The new ground is about 500m away from the old one, but with a much larger capacity
And I must say, it's very nice. Padded seats, got visibility, close transport links

Thursday, July 20, 2006

NZ policewoman works as call girl

NZ policewoman works as call girl

Honestly, I swear - I leave town and the whole country goes downhill...

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

My mobile

My mobile

*My* mobile is a Sharp GX-20 - but what do you mean, you've never heard of it?

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Shine on you crazy diamond

Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Now there's a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky.
Shine on you crazy diamond.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Goon mad

My flatmate's just given me a 5 minute rant on Arsenal FC disertion of ordinary fans, centered mainly around his inability to buy tickets for Dennis Bergkamp's testimonial.
The fact is that tickets simply aren't available unless you're a season ticket holder, or the higher grade of member - neither of which can be achieved with just doesh, there's a substantial waiting list for both.
I finally managed to end this rant by pointing out that he does have the home address of the manager, maybe it'd be better to take things up with the source?

Monday, July 03, 2006

Background to that Frank Lampard photo.

A little background here.

At Euro 2004 England got knocked out after one of the players got taken off injured. This was the cue for the local idiots in the pub downstairs from me to try and start some trouble - apparently someone got stabbed, and I feel they would have started smashing things with street furniture if only it wasn't so heavy. Alcohol and idiots have never been a good combination.

So when the match went to penalties I dashed upstarts to get my camera, in the hope of catching some of this action from a safe distance (the front door to my flat is away from that side). It wasn't happening though - the pub has changed, so I experimented with photographing the TV.

Considering that was handheld, shooting my television, and my digital camera has a hideous delay between pressing the shutter, and the photo being taken, I think it turned out well. It only had to be slightly enhanced and sharpened. It wasn't intentionally any particular player, just a depressed English footballer...

Sunday, July 02, 2006

This may be a stupid question.....

But if I do a study of iD Software's Quake platform as an interaction medium, does this make me a rocket scientist?

Either way, the end conclusion is the same - I have way too much time on my hands,

Saturday, July 01, 2006

The Dream is over

"You hear that Mr. Anderson?... That is the sound of inevitability."
-- Agent Smith, The Matrix

Inexplicable Weather

(re-posted and edited from an email I sent out a while back)

The weather for today, courtesy of BBC and
Current air temperature: 30 deg C.
Humidity 33% wind 10 km/h.
Outlook: Severe thunderstorms with hail.

It's not like this is a tropical paradise or anything. This is England, it's Wimbledon fortnight - it's supposed to rain. But noooo, we have a drought.

Now I've heard of covering all possible options, but isn't this just a bit much?


Because the world makes sense, mostly. Except when it doesn't.

And even when it doesn't make sense, it seems to do it in the most convoluted way possible.

Joseph Heller was right - There's only one catch.