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March for the Alternative

Meet the Big Society: [swfobj src=”http://www.tomroyal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/march_pan.swf” height=”500″ width=”640″] The March for the Alternative, as viewed from the Royal Festival Hall as it set off around midday. Move mouse over image to pan. So yesterday I went to protest the Government’s agenda of public sector and welfare cuts. About 400,000 of us marched slowly and peacefully […]

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Priorities

From the Telegraph, yesterday (I’m not linking). Online journalism checklist: Apple and/or iPad angle to get the Google traffic? Check. Related to something that has happened recently? Check. Sense of perspective in light of huge tragedy? (Awkward silence) Because this is a rare example of shockingly angry-making journalism that falls under my work remit, I’ve […]

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Norwegian Wood (ノルウェイの森)

A few people have asked, so here’s a review of sorts: if you love the book, should you see the film? Two disclaimers up front: I’m no film expert, just an idiot with a history of low-rent literary criticism. Your level of agreement may vary. Also, I’m focusing purely on the perspective of those who […]

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Mewsnight

Something I knocked up the other week while playing with DIY Chromakey. The green screen (four sheets of A4 paper) worked fairly well. The camera, on the other hand – an early consumer HD model with no effective manual focus – was a bit crap.

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Facebook news: divorced from the facts

Everyone loves a good Facebook news story – or rather, a bad one. And over the past few days, a classic has emerged: Facebook will wreck your marriage. See for example: Facebook cited in 20% of U.S. divorces (CBC News): “Facebook use has been cited in 1 of 5 U.S. divorce cases, according to a […]

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