Mar 2012 10

OfficePOD®0

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Love the look of these office pods, you can pop them in your garden and they are supposed to last at least 20 years.  Good way to free up some space at home and have a quite place to work.

OfficePOD®. Changing the way people work. Welcome to the next generation of workplace..

Mar 2012 10
Mar 2012 11

I hated this the first time I watched it, I wanted more guns more aliens and all out war.  So when David Fincher delivered no guns only a couple of aliens and a very confined environment I was upset.  I remember reading Empire and hearing that the production was in trouble and that some young music video director had been given the helm, also rumours that Sigourney Weaver had used her star power and insisted on no guns.  No guns was she mad?

My opinion changed after I left the film alone for a year or so and gave it a second chance.  On second viewing the I began to appreciate that this film is closer to the original Alien in that there are no guns and it is in a confined space and you don’t know who to trust.  Fincher introduced some nice set pieces and his POV work with the Aliens in the tunnels was great.  He has said since that is was a nightmare project and that what you see on screen is not his vision, but I don’t think he has anything to be ashamed about.  I think we have something to be ashamed about though as we all slammed the film not because it was bad but that it was not the film we were all hoping for.   Give it another go and judge it on its own merits.

Mar 2012 11

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Do you see that picture above? You’ll only get that caption if you like Sci-Fi. For some reason, there is a really quite substantial group of people who claim they don’t like it. I don’t want to alarm you, don’t make any sudden movements, but these people are everywhere. Perhaps your partner is one? Your friend? Or maybe a treasured family member? We’ve all been in the situation of wanting to watch a preferred film or TV show that just happens to be Sci-Fi, and the other person will block it. The (by now) familiar refrain of “I don’t like Sci-Fi” will pass their lips, and that’s that. End of discussion.

… Except it isn’t, is it? Since when has genre been the sole indicator of quality? If a story is strong, has interesting characters and is well made, does it matter if it’s set on Alderaan or Earth? Upon the DVD release of JJ Abram’s Star Trek a few years ago, I really wanted my girlfriend to watch it with me. This is a film that in sensibility and execution is as mainstream as they come, by a director who knows how to please a crowd. But because it is labelled Sci-Fi, it was an epic battle to get her to watch it, on par with any galactic conflict dreamt up by George Lucas. Once I got her to watch it, guess what? She loved it, even going so far as wanting to watch it all again immediately afterwards. “Aha!” I thought, “perhaps next time it won’t be so difficult!”.

How wrong I was.

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Walt the Movie -Starring Ryan Gosling??
Mar 2012 12

Great poster shame the movie doesn’t really exist, info is thin on the ground as to the french artist who put this together but I think it is a great poster.

Mar 2012 12


French comics artist Jean Giraud, known by fans as Moebius has died at 73.

He worked on several Hollywood films including “Alien,” “Tron” and “The Fifth Element” and was a co-founder of U.S. comics magazine Heavy Metal in 1975.

Jean Giraud, known as Moebius, 73, ‘one of the greatest artists of world comic art’ –.

Mar 2012 12

This video was directed by my talented friend Jon Walton for the band the Jude.  Enjoy!

A First World Problem
Mar 2012 12

The first step with any addiction is admitting you have a problem so here it goes, I’m addicted to buying gadgets in particular Apple products. In the house at the moment I have an iMac, iPad, 2 x MacBook pro, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, 2 x iPod touch, iPod nano, iPod classic and a 3rd gen 30gig iPod. It is embarrassing really now I have written it down but this is all part of the healing process. To be clear I haven’t gone out and bought all this in the last week some of the items are my wife’s and kids but in some way I have been responsible for their purchase.
The launch of the ‘New iPad’ has tested me greatly, with it’s high resolution screen, A5x processor and better camera. With all the kit I have mentioned how can I possibly even think of justifying a further purchase. I skipped the iPad2 but not before putting my iPad 1 up on eBay leaving it there for an hour before coming to my senses and taking it off the auction site. I had felt proud of myself being sensible and not spending the money and deciding to wait for the third version. Now that 3rd version is here I have been driving myself, my wife and my colleagues mad with my obsession and ever changing mind. I have gone through several plans of how to fund the purchase, sell my iPad, sell my MacBook pro or wait for my birthday and hope everyone is very generous. All of these plans have been widely discussed with anyone who will listen. Writing this has helped me realise that I have no need for another apple product but my god do I want one!

Mar 2012 13

Why Videos go Viral,

Ted.com is always full of the most interesting keynote speeches, having an above normal interest in Broadcast, Video on demand, catchup TV and other internet video industries I found this to be an interesting insight as to why Youtube.com think videos go viral. (and its not all cats as you might think!)

Mar 2012 13

Am I the only one that is sick and tired of peoples variations on the Keep Calm posters?  Will this ever die?  At first I liked the typography and simplicity of the original piece but who out there is demanding these massively not clever or funny variations on a theme.  Maybe because it is so simple that it has widened the barrier to entry and allowed any idiot with computer to create their own hilarious version.  If you were thinking of doing your own version please don’t.

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