Archive for June, 2006

More guest links

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

I didn’t actually mean it when I said “keep them coming”… Adam chips in with this piece on the Robot World Cup. Via a cunningly simple move of PR genius, this coincides with the real deal, in Germany. Results indicate that the Ozzie Nubots won the 4-legged category (not quite sticking to that soccer metaphor, […]

Vice DOs and DON’Ts

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Vice may be waning but the fashion DOs and DON’Ts are still superb.

The Belle Vue pub, Brighton

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

A story of customer care at the Belle Vue pub, Brighton, for the benefit of Googling Brightonians inclined to listen to advice. The short version of this tale is that the owner of the Belle Vue pub, Brighton is a belligerant arsehole, totally unwilling to take responsibility for his mistakes, and more, profoundly uncool when […]

World Cup quickies

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

Guardian Unlimited have a daily podcast helmed by robotperson favorite, James Richardson. Well worth half an hour of your time World Cup schedule for your Outlook / iCal calendar. I’ve just bought an XDA mini-s phone / PDA (more on this soon), and my relationship to Outlook is rapidly becoming like that of a reliant […]

Guest links

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

Time for a few guest links whilst my logic circuits are otherwise engaged with the World Cup. First, Stef appropriately contributes this terrific set of Adidas sponsored murals from around Germany. Check out some of the hi-res versions. Next, the Koller-esque Yorkshireman tips us off to DataTiles, fresh from Sony’s r&d labs. …the system integrates […]


Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Further to my post below, there are many videos of man-machine, Peter Crouch doing the robot on You-tube. Here’s the pick of them: It’s the little shimmy at the end you’ve got to love.

Super Monkey scrubs

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

According to US research, video-game players make better surgeons. The study … showed that video-game players make better laparoscopic surgeons. They scored 40 percent higher on the “Top Gun” laparoscopic suture-training course than their non-video-playing counterparts. Do they also get to ride their motorbikes into the sunset without helmets, and snog the instructor? (with tongues).