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Hither Green in the news, 1893-1984

The Borough of Lewisham WW2 Memorial, Hither Green Cemetery, erected 1951 One great, unknown benefit of living in Lewisham is membership of the Lewisham Library service. It’s free, and besides allowing you to borrow books the card also gets you access to a load of online resources: being a professional wordmonkey I particularly like having […]

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A walk(y) with the Zorki

A few years ago, when I was first trying to figure out how to take photos with a manual camera, I read that you could buy manual film cameras very cheaply if you picked up ones made in the former USSR. And whoever wrote that was right: courtesy of a local pawn shop I grabbed […]

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5cm per second – UK DVD out March 2011

Some time ago I wrote a review of the rather wonderful 5 Centimeters Per Second, noting that at the time it was nigh on impossible to get hold of a copy in the UK. I ended up importing one from Hong Kong. Cost a fortune. Now, though, good news. It’s getting a UK release on […]

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About that PlayStation Phone..

The rumour is that I won’t get to see one at CES, but that Sony will launch the PlayStation Phone shortly after – at MWC, with a launch in April. So, at risk of making foolish predictions: yes, it’ll arrive this year, but no, it won’t play PSP games. It’ll run the smaller “PlayStation Minis”, […]

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Happy Merry December

[swfobj src=”/xmas2010/2010.swf” height=”400″ width=”640″] Sadly too busy to make a game this year, but here’s a silly animation. Happy whatever, everyone.

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Taipei, 4am December 1st

I’ve been meaning to try shooting a timelapse for some a while now, and even bought an Arduino in order to make an IR intervalometer for the Nikon D80 (although that got tied up in the on-the-back-burner mousebot project). Awake in Taipei at 4am and with a 720P camera to hand, though, I set it […]

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Taipei in a day (and a bit)

Once a year Taipei hosts Computex, one of the world’s biggest technology trade shows. Computex 2011 is looming on the horizon, so I went over last week to the pre-show press conference, meet some of the exhibitors and shoot this report. It’s a long way – 17 hours via Bangkok in my case – so […]

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