Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The next Big Brother?

Saw this article 'Out-of-this-world sex could jeopardise missions' and it got me thinking...

Given that space travel is looking like it will be commercialised (well... eventually) how long do you think it will be until there's a space trip sent to Mars or the Moon (or wherever) and it's the new 'out of this world' reality TV show... Hell, is that a bad thing?

I mean, if that's how they get the funding together to actually push out commercial exploration of space? Though you couldn't really vote people off the show, just push them out of the airlock or something!

Ed: spotted from: A Serendiitous Intention (and somewhere else I forgot to take note of)

The Wrath Of Grapes

Was catching up with friends recently and found out that Old Matt has joined the infamous blogging circle with the fantastically titled 'The Wrath Of Grapes' :-)

I've also got to agree with him on the joys of hard rublish collections, I remember when he used to spend a fair bit of time around my place and on the occasional hard rubbish collection we'd end up with:

  • Couch
  • TV
  • Table*
  • Stereo*
  • Coffee table*

some of those items came in damn useful, of course some of them had to be chucked back out straight away, when they were found to either not work or emenate a strange and pervasive odour! I haven't noticed the hard rubbish tradition over in this country as yet... But I'm sure something similar is around, and I look forward to finding those little gems! :-D


* these items may of been obtained independently of Old's help... can't quite remember who assisted in their gathering

Friday, October 21, 2005

What will they think of next?

While looking around some very geeky blogs and news sites (Gadgetopia, Wired & Engadget) I came across this article about adding mp3 devices to breast implants

"If a woman has something implanted permanently, it might as well do something useful... like play audio over A2DP Bluetooth for instance"

Though I do like the suggestion of: "Think of having a tazer-like implant. Anyone who isnt supposed to touch gets shot with an electronic pulsing nipple."

Edited: Apparently Matt was not the one who came up with that suggestion (Though I think it sounds like something he'd come up with), it was a comment against the Engaget article!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Selling out?

I read Gadgetopia quite regularly (really good geek site for various odd and interesting tech news)... and just recently Deane announced that they're joining FM Publishing network of sites...

I think it is a good thing for Gadgetopia, but it did get me thinking what is the difference between selling out and joining a quality network? Frequently if a company gets bought out by Microsoft it will be called selling out, yet if Google did the buying, then no, they're not a sellout, they're joining a quality company which will help them reach their full potential..

Is the difference purely market perception of the buying company? Or are there other factors? I don't really know, but interested to hear any thoughts...


Monday, October 10, 2005

Running around

Yay! back in London (again)... Since the family have been over seems as though I now know the route to Liverpool and Manchester in my sleep...

Some stats:
  • Driven over 1,000 miles
  • 6 trips to/from London & Liverpool/Manchester area (that's 3 round trips) in 3 weeks
  • 10 trips (driving) between Liverpool and Manchester in 3 weeks
  • 2 trips between Liverpool and Southport

And we're back up to Liverpool this weekend! It's nice and all seeing the family and friends but I'll be happy next week when we don't have to go anywhere until Xmas!!! Ah, to just sit and relax of a weekend...

Oh and in all of this, I've started a short course on London Archaeology (just to be different), so far it's been interesting, more about the history of Archaeology (who discovered what, when).. But it includes a field trip and all sorts of interesting stuff. :-)

Anyways, keep having fun and enjoy!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Free Wine!! :-D

Have had a busy time running around this last week or so, with my sister in the country... So haven't had time to post this yet...

Last week, my free bottle of Stormhoek arrived... Courtesy of Hugh Macleod (He of Gaping Void fame)

Haven't tried it yet... But it was cool recieving the personalized bottle (had my name and blog address on the label), I look forward to trying it out :-D


Oh almost forgot!!! Thanks Hugh! (and Stormhoek)