As you may know, I’m a bit of a Formula One fan and one of the benefits of being a McLaren team member (apart from the free earplugs) is you get the chance to go on things like pit visits at Grands Prix. Last week was the final pre-season test for the 2010 Formula One…Read More Barcelona
Tonight is the final of So You Think You Can Dance, billed as the search for Britain’s favourite dancer. The contestants aren’t bad I guess but for one of the most amazing dance routines ever filmed take a look at this clip from the finale of the 1943 musical Stormy Weather. This film featured, among…Read More So you think you can dance?
Miguel found this screenshot in an old email from when we were working on permissions and preferences in OpenX: The subject of the email was “Permissions & Settings: Learn From The Masters”Read More You do not have permission
I just got back from a screening of a couple of Leonard Bernstein’s films in the Purcell Room. As part of the season-long Bernstein festival (which the CCO is playing in), the Southbank Centre is showing films Bernstein made for the American Omnibus TV series in the 1950s. Apparently this is the first time they…Read More Bernstein: Conductor & Interpreter
Looks like TalkTalk just declared email bankruptcy: Dear customer, Thank you for getting in touch with TalkTalk Customer Relations. We have received an unprecedented amount of email enquiries and unfortunately are unable to respond to your email. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and look forward to returning to our normal level of service as…Read More TalkTalk declares email bankruptcy
I’m usually a bit sceptical of those people you see taking pictures in art galleries. I mean, what’s the point? A snapshot on your little point-and-shoot is hardly going to do justice to the energy of van Gogh’s Starry Night or the subtle light of Turner’s Norham Castle, Sunrise. But while I was messing about…Read More Modern art iPhone wallpaper
This year we spent Christmas in New York and, yeah, it was just like Shane and Kirsty sang: there were cars big as bars and the day we left the wind really did go right through you (a maximum of 0° and gusts up to 64 km/h), but apart from one day of constant rain…Read More Fairytale of New York
Holy crap. I need a flight to Japan immediately. This beautiful video was shot by Jon Rawlinson at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium — the second largest aquarium in the world. According to the Wiki: The main tank called the ‘Kuroshio Sea’ holds 7,500-cubic meters (1,981,290 gallons) of water and features the world’s second largest acrylic…Read More OMG Whale Sharks!
On Wednesday, the 2009 Red Bull BC One international breakdancing competition will be held at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. This is the first time I have heard of this competition but it’s been running since 2004 and apparently tickets for this year’s competition sold out in 30 minutes. It is a knockout tournament…Read More Red Bull BC One
I went to my first football match tonight. Miguel managed to get some tickets to the Champions League match between Chelsea and Club Atlético de Madrid at Stamford Bridge. It was a lot of fun! Things didn’t go too well for Atletico, though. Despite some determined singing from the Spanish fans Chelsea cruised to a…Read More Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid