I was watching Jools Holland recently and one of his guests was the Tallest Man on Earth. I was rather intrigued by this, because really to me he didn't seem that tall, although the producers were very careful not to show him standing next to anyone, so that a fair height comparison could be created.
Tilt-shift photography is a creative and unique type of photography in which the camera is manipulated so that a life-sized location or subject looks like a miniature-scale model.
I've been doing a bit of travelling lately and was surprised to discover how many brass-like statues there are around the World of Ken Dodd. I suspected that it wasn't just me that it was surprising, so I got out my Kodak insta-matic and my last magi-cube and set about photographing these wonders of the modern World.
With all the recent interest in the old ZX Spectrum classic games, I was inspired to make a second version of Frank N Stein for 2011, containing the extra features that I wanted in the original version, but just didn't make it.
Well there seems to be some renwed interest in some humble ZX Spectrum games I created 27 years ago. Not only that, but some of that interest is for a game that was never actually released!
Michty! Nae sooner hae the words left ma mooth an' thon Administrator laddie has posted ma auld advertisements. An' braw they look tae! Ye widnae credit it that these actually appeared in print in days gone by! Ane o' 'em I cut oot the Sunday Post masel'!
I'm back folks, rebooted for the new decade. This time don't expect any sympathy from me. I'm bad like Michael Jackson and I've got a story to tell. Read the full story here now.
Have you noticed the new 'Bookmark barcode' in the right sidebar? "What's that?", I hear you ask. Well it's a 2D barcode that was designed over 15 years ago, which has suddenly become very popular with the introduction of powerful smart phones that can easily read them.
This is something I've been wrestling with for a while now and I've decided enough is enough. It all happened a few weeks ago when I was going down Westoe Road on the bus, on my way to Gough's to get a new pair of hair tongs in a sun bleached cyan box that I had seen in the window a few days earlier.
Evening all. I was thumbing through a copy of the Shields (where?) Gazette the other day and thought you all might enjoy this pic from the 'On the Town' section. As I'm sure you'll all agree, it was a great Christmas do (even though I wasn't there, because I didn't know where it was) and this pic certainly sums it up.
I wanted to brighten your new year blues by setting a little quiz for you all. It's not as easy as you think putting on a quiz, but I think you'll agree it's well worth while.
Inspired by a post by Paul and a suggestion by Spiderman, I thought it was time to bring back some great memories of those public information adverts of the 1970's.
For this second article in the ‘Experiences with...' series I've chosen the subject of Virtualization. In the broadest sense, ‘virtualization' is the creation of a virtual (rather than a real or actual) version of something and more specifically when referring to computer technology, it involves the creation of an operating system, a server, a storage device or a network.
It may (or may not) have come to your attention that I am a little more that lucky when it comes to the meat draw in the local club. So much so that I sometimes have more meat in my possession than I know what to do with.