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 »

Szofi come home

My wife is Hungarian. Like many folks in central Europe, Hungarians have a particular affinity for white storks. Even during the soviet era, lampposts often had huge plinths welded to the top, so that these massive wild birds can build their nests. Throughout the various COVID lock-downs my wife started following various European stork nests… Read More »

Benbo Trekker

Just occasionally here in Britain we design and produce a product that is so simple, versatile and completely brilliant one wonders why no one thought of it before. The humble Benbo Trekker camera tripod is one such design. Whilst those expensive black plastic (aka "carbon fibre") things everyone seems to be talking about look pretty… Read More »

A fairly narrow escape

As storm Eunice rages all around us here in Southern England, it seems my kid brother had a fairly narrow escape from disaster yesterday morning. He was driving north along the busy A34, where it splits with the A33, just north of Winchester, when a large tree blew down completely blocking the northbound carriageway. He… 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 »