Archive for the 'Media' Category

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 […]


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.

Byrne on packaging and music

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Stef tips us off to an article on David Byrne’s blog about packaging and music. At robotperson we’re progressive about the idea of ripping our music to a digital archive then eBaying the physical discs for cash. Although we’re still squeamish about the ‘getting rid of it’ part. Byrne says some interesting things about why […]

Robert Newman’s History of oil

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

If you missed Rob Newman’s history of oil one-man stand-up, which is highly likely given it was tucked away on More4 (NTL 166), here’s a link to the whole 45min show on Google video. More funny than Mark Stewart, and if anything, more political. The show covers familiar ground to regular readers, i.e. that the […]

TV gold

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Sunday evening we witnessed a moment of pure television magic: Peter Crouch at the Beckham’s Full Length and Fabulous party, fleetingly shown doing ‘the robot’ on the dancefloor. It was on for a couple of seconds at most, but already the ripples are spreading across the internet. This is a meme that cannot die. Expect […]

128kbit/s listening test

Saturday, May 27th, 2006

128kb/s listening test results for AAC, Lame, MPC, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, and Blade audio codecs. There was no winner in this listening test. Musepack didn’t win. All modern codecs are tied at first place, simple as that.

Clerks 2

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Clerks 2 is on the way. Released 21 July, USA. Internet only Clerks 2 trailer Clerks 2 website “My love for you is like a truck Berserker…”

Music ’05

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

Robotperson’s favourite listens of 2005. Thanks to my habit of buying lots second hand cd’s, these aren’t necessarily last year’s releases, but rather just the albums I’ve most enjoyed listening to in the last 12 months. All night long – Layo & Bushwacka! (2003) Great, broad tastes delivered in a coherant and compelling journey. Balance […]

Movie physics

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

Friends will know how disappointed and angry I was at the movie ‘Spiderman’. I hated it. It sickened me. I despised the coincidences that happened only to maintain the momentum of the story; I loathed the flag-waving U-S-A, U-S-A! post 9-11 people-power. But most of all I hated the impossibility of the physics. I know, […]

Life in the Undergrowth

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

Lara and I generally don’t share the sofa on an evening, but roughly once a year a tv show will come along that we both really enjoy. This year it’s Life in the Undergrowth, David Attenborough’s macro-lensed take on life at the insect scale, and I love it. It’s the first TV I’ve actually looked […]