Hey, Hey, Rise-Up

"Hey, Hey, Rise-Up!" released on 2022-04-08, is Pink Floyd's first new song since 1994. It will be used to raise funds for humanitarian causes associated with the warin Ukraine. It samples Andriy Khlyvnyuk, a member of one of Ukraine's biggest bands, BoomBox, singing in Sofiyskaya Square in Kyiv, in a video clip that went viral.… Read More »

Facebook’s fortunes on the turn…

Social networking platforms come and go. Does anyone remember Myspace? or Bebo? Granted, Facebook has enjoyed a longer run than most. But today saw parent company Meta's shares plummet by a staggering $226 billion. That's the biggest one-day loss for any US company, ever. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/feb/03/facebook-stock-shares-meta-mark-zuckerberg This comes on top of news last month that a… Read More »

Sliderule – the eco-friendly computer from days of old

Some of my favourite computers require no PSU, no batteries, no RAM, no disks, no upgrades and they are 100% resistant to all known malware. No, I'm not talking about some newfangled Linux. I'm talking about good old fashioned sliderules. :-) Sliderules top to bottom... Top: Darmstadt 304. Despite its German-sounding name, this sliderule was… Read More »

Covid 19 “Honest Government Ad”

They say "many a true word spoken in jest". This seems particularly applicable to this short "honest government" video produced by Australia's JuiceMedia... Background to the video JuiceMedia's "Honest Government Ad" started life as satire.  But its probably the most truthful representation where we are right now with COVID-19. This associated video podcast explains its… Read More »

Having a Gander

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="900"] Having a Gander 2013-09-08[/caption] I always enjoy photographing geese. They are curious creatures and they always seem so keen to pose for me. These particular geese live at the Weald and Downland Living Museum, a fascinating 16 hectare open air site, about 30 km east of my studio. The chap in… Read More »

Go Trabi Go!

Trabifest, Zwickau 2007-06-16 and 2007-06-17 [caption id="attachment_202" align="aligncenter" width="400"] DVD's of German-made "Go Trabi Go" moviesc/w Chinese-made model Tabant 601'sand a litre bottle of Jagermeister, mmm...[/caption] I found myself at the 50th Anniversary Trabifest in Zwickau in the former East Germany back in June 2007. Not sure I fully understand the enthusiasm for these funny… Read More »