Archive for August, 2006

Cool hunting

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Doyobi has just opened up on Sydney Street, selling Kubricks, kicks and Japanese cultural ephemera. My kind of stuff. Last week I picked up a Slave Leia (pictured) to complete my Star Wars series 5 Kubricks. On the subject of which, pics of SW series 7 have leaked (scroll down) and they’re looking hot. I’m […]

What the terrorists want

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Bruce Schneier with a cooly reasoned take on the recent terror scares: The point of terrorism is to cause terror, sometimes to further a political goal and sometimes out of sheer hatred. The people terrorists kill are not the targets; they are collateral damage. And blowing up planes, trains, markets or buses is not the […]

New theme

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

After more tinkering than I care to admit to, I’ve updated the look and feel of the site. It’s more of an evolution than a revolution (as you can see by looking at the yet-to-be-Wordpressed contact page), but I think you’ll find it fresher, less subdued, and altogether more contemporary. I like it a lot. […]

Daily links

Saturday, August 19th, 2006

Somewhat pompous sounding, the Nike Festival of Air ’06 is on at Niketown, Oxford Circus, August 25th – Spetember 28th. Probably worth a look. At last, my “Don’t try to frighten us with your sorcerer’s ways, Lord Vader” diarama can be compete. Imperial briefing room exclusive boxed set. Star Wars factoid: Chief Bast (a.k.a. sideburns […]

Powers of ten

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

A conversation this weekend about the classic Eames short, Powers of ten, caused me to hunt it down on Youtube. No surprise that I found more than I was looking for: Powers of Ten Simpsons version Interactive Java version

Snow Crash in Second Life

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

3pointD is reporting that Neil Stephenson’s prescient cyberpunk novel Snow Crash is coming to Second Life. A Robotperson favourite (how could you not love a story where the main character is called Hiro Protagonist), Snow Crash is credited as inspiration behind SL, so there’s the relevance. But what does it mean to bring a book […]

YouTube favorites

Monday, August 7th, 2006

More than meets the eye. Those crazy Japanese… Star Trek 2.0 ad. No salsa on the leather! I absolutely love this. The voice work, the superb animation. Aw yeah! I can’t resist it: Camelot Trek. Rubikins!

Guest links

Monday, August 7th, 2006

More web goodness from you, dear readers: Chad Vader, day shift manager. From Channel101, home of Robotperson favorites, Yatch Rock. Thanks Tom. Stef tips us off to an ominous looking new Sony Bravia advert, expansive follow-up to the bouncy balls ad. Oh! here’s a spectator’s clip of the detonation. Props to Sony for resisting the […]

Web Credibility

Saturday, August 5th, 2006

Note to self: memorise Stanford Guidelines for Web Credibility Make it easy to verify the accuracy of the information on your site. Show that there’s a real organization behind your site. Highlight the expertise in your organization and in the content and services you provide. Show that honest and trustworthy people stand behind your site. […]

Improve Amazon picks

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

Ever since I bought a Russell Watson CD as a gift for my mother-in-law, Amazon has been suggesting that I might be interested in more Welsh male vocal music. I am not, and it’s nigglingly annoying to think that somewhere – anywhere – I’m thought of as a fan of The Voice, or Stock Aitken […]