Recent Posts (Page 4)

  • 4 March 2008

    Delicatessen & Digressions

    It was late on in the morning (ooh, at least 11). The conversation had wandered. It’s taken me a few minutes sitting here to try and piece together the conversation again, but I think we started talking about Dave’s foot noir (his ingenious idea at James’ leaving do) where he kicks a football around a fog-drenched pitch, lamenting James’ absence. We then tried to think of a suitable score for the film, and I came up with Yann Tiersen’s “Comptine d’un autre été: L’après-midi”, an apt lament. I’d only seen it in Aidan Gibbons’ The Piano (YouTube), but apparently it’s from the Amélie soundtrack. So from Amélie, via Jean-Pierre Jeunet, we get to Delicatessen. A vision of dystopian France meant I just had to bring up District 13, then parkour and Casino Royale, but I digress.

  • 25 February 2008

    Happy Switch

    After spending too much time looking at images on imagechan, I was reminded of a perfect photo opportunity from childhood, sitting just in my garage:

  • 19 February 2008

    Requiem

    _We are all friends

  • 4 February 2008

    Samba and Vista

    Vista’s lock-down strikes again…

  • 21 December 2007

    Comic Day

    At our last day at work before Christmas — oh yeah, I got a job by the way — we decided to have a go at some comics after seeing some crazy comics at Pandyland.

  • 17 October 2007

    ASD Services Web Site Goes Live

    The ASD Services web site is now live. ASD Services are one of the largest selections of built-in and free-standing appliances to trade & retail in Yorkshire. Over 5,000 products are available for delivery or collection from their showroom in Morley, Leeds.

  • 24 September 2007

    Enough Packaging?

    After some trouble with our Belkin router recently, we managed to get it replaced under the lifetime warranty — a very satisfying result! The router arrived today, and the packaging that brought it can only be described as overkill:

  • 27 August 2007

    Leeds Festival 2007

    What can I say!

  • 5 August 2007

    Square Wheels and Catenary Roads

    The other day Paul told me that square wheels (and, indeed, any regular polygon except a triangle) can ride on a road constructed of inverted catenaries. A catenary is the curve made by a telegraph wire when stretched between two poles — a cable hanging under its own weight.

  • 16 July 2007

    Pickering & Tadcaster

    I went on holiday this weekend to Pickering with my parents and Geoff and Gwen. Okay, it’s not that far away — one might argue that it’s not a holiday if the Coastliner goes past the camp site — but we had a really great time, despite the rain on Friday!