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Resolutions Update 01

February 8, 2011

I’ve been a bit slack with my new years resolutions so far. Moving house is my excuse but it’s not much of one. Anyway, I’ve just found out that I’ve got a place on the annual ‘Swim the Solent’ event taking place this July. Whoop. I know I’m getting ahead of myself but it’s at least a step in the right direction. Plus – my beard is (slowly) getting there. You can see it from 4 feet away (if you squint).

More updates to come. Here is where I’ll be swimming:

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Moving Up In The World

February 4, 2011

I’ve just been looking at the data that’s been released on www.police.uk . It show’s crime statistics for your local area. Pretty handy if you’re looking to move. I however, made the mistake of moving before i checked it. Hmmmmm. The numbers in circles represent the number of crimes reported in that area in december 2010.

This is where I grew up:

and this is where I’ve just moved to:

Brilliant!!!

2011

January 10, 2011

Happy new year all. It’s been a while since I’ve posted so I thought I’d (belatedly) kick of the new year with a post of my resolutions for 2011. So – here goes:

1. Run a half marathon

2. Swim to the Isle of Wight – from the UK mainland

3. Grow a beard

4. Help fund something on kickstarter

5. Get a personal project up and running (slightly ambiguous i know – but i don’t want to give too much away yet)

Restore some old chairs that I found at a junk sale (I hope when I’m finished they’ll look something like this):

 

So there you have them – my new years resolutions. Perhaps a little ambitious to complete all of them – but even if I get half way, I’ll be pleased. Oh – plus I’m getting married in the summer. I don’t think I can count this as a resolution (without getting my ass kicked by my mrs to be) but it will certainly occupy a fair amount of my time.

Smell Like A Monster & Banksy Does The Simpsons

October 14, 2010

Sorry for the lack of posts – more to come soon i promise. In the mean time a couple of things to brighten your Thursday:

Marcel The Shell With Shoes On

August 26, 2010

Sorry it’s been a while since I’ve posted. Again, there’s been so much cool stuff going round and I’ve not got round to posting any of it. Anyway, I saw this yesterday and thought it was great. It’s directed by Directed by Dean Fleischer-Camp, and had mixed reactions in the studio but I’m totally in to it. See what you think:

An Idiots Guide to Data Visualization

July 7, 2010

I may qualify as an idiot in this field but I found this article about data visualization absolutely fascinating. I saw Jer Thorp at flash on the beach last year and his work is amazing (and the results are beautiful). Well worth a read if you’ve got a spare 10 mins – a good intro to the subject.

Slurp Digital Eyedropper Tool

July 6, 2010

A very interesting tool for transferring data from networked computers – more info here

iPad Classic

June 14, 2010

If you’re lucky enough to own both an iPad and a Macintosh Classic – you should definitely consider doing this:

Volcanic Photographic

April 19, 2010

Some amazing photos taken just two days ago by photographer Peter Vancoillie of the Eyjafjallajokull crater in Iceland:

Retro Packaging

March 30, 2010

I found some cool old packaging whilst clearing out my grandparents house the other day. Most of it belonged to my Nan – a brilliantly talented quilt maker.  Anyway, I thought I’d immortalise it here since I expect it’s been thrown out by now: