Archive for June, 2005

Links

Friday, June 17th, 2005

Hmmm …my ending to the piece on Revenge of the Sith reads a little downbeat now. Here, have some Star Wars links to pick us all up again: Episode III easter eggs at starwars.com. I’ve been meaning to write about the Wilhelm Scream for ages. I guess I don’t have to now. Red Bull troopers. […]

LCD Phase

Sunday, June 12th, 2005

If you’re using an LCD monitor, check the settings. See if there’s an option for ‘phase’, it’s under ‘Image settings’ on my Dell screen. I use a Philips screen at work and I’ve remarked more than once how much better it is than my Dell. It’s pixel sharp whilst at home there’s just the tiniest […]

Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

Saturday, June 11th, 2005

There it is again! Another kick of childish excitement as I settle back into my seat and pop in a minstrel. Then the lights dim, the curtains open, and for the last meaningful time I hear the Fox fanfare reverberate. "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…" I loved the start. The […]

Regulars #1

Thursday, June 9th, 2005

I’m on my way to work and I can see a man through the gap in the seats in front of me. He’s wearing a pressed blue shirt, a gingham tie in brittania colours and is immaculately coiffed. Outside it’s a bright, brilliant blue, and as he looks out of the window with his phone […]

Sin City

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

I went to see Sin City at the Duke of York on Saturday night. There’d been a preview in the Sunday Times last week that had looked good so my expectations were high. I wasn’t disappointed: it was excellent. In tone the movie is somewhere between Pulp fiction and Seven, with the oozing cool and […]

Link sashimi

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

Lara is once again in the Far East and out of deference to her, I’m serving up links of a decidedly oriental flavour: Actually, maybe food was a bad metaphor for my intro considering my first link is to a somewhat unappetising toilet bowl restaurant in Taipei. Lara travels there next week and said she’d […]