Friday, December 23, 2005

x-town traffic

x-town traffic
Originally uploaded by steve.wannabe.
NYC has gone through a much publicized public transit strike this week. This was taken on the coldest & best weekend away, we have ever enjoyed when New York was 10 degree below zero (F). What a wonderful place.

How's My Driving

Seen on a very dirty green truck journey from Reading to Bristol Wednesday Dec 21st

How's My Driving?
Only, my Mum worries...

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Bristol City | Johnson is confident of recovery

I love Bristol City FC. There I said it. It's not the love I feel for my family or friends; it's deep affection coupled with frustration and disbelief. After a disastrous start to the season- BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Bristol City | Johnson is confident of recovery- slowly we're on our way back. Think of us before you sleep tonight.



Today, I am really proud of this scepter’d isle; this jewel set in an evanescent sea.

Today, Civil Partnerships between same sex couples became legal in England & Wales. Northern ireland and Scotland having led the way on Monday and Tuesday.

I’m proud that we recognize that there really are different strokes for different folks and that everyone is entitled to the same treatment under the law; regardless of race, creed, age, gender, belief, ability or sexual orientation.


Tagging. Using Flickr, I realise that the future is about tagging. Metadata if you will. Even metatagging: tags about tags.
Flickr uses tags to capture charactistics; to categorize images from users to make the images easier to find for other users.
Enterprise data, if it is structured, does not need tagging (maybe) because it comes complete with metadata but what about unstructured data attached to enterprise data: tagging that would make it easy to find, easy to categorize/classify and easy to measure.


It’s all about context. Personal opinion, of course. What I do for a living is put things/ideas/thoughts/software applications in context. I think that I answer the question: “That’s all very well, but how does it help me/my business?”

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Pound (Dollar) Shops = Treasure Trove

Love Pound shops. Especially our local one: What a Choice!. Also known in our household as s**tshops. Every visit a hunt for hidden valueables. Like the time I bought 6 DVDs each containing lovely B&W Hollywood movies from film noir to classics to comedy. Happyness is: a pound shop and an hour to waste.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Wired News: Monsters of Photorealism

Hmmm. Even though I make analog, I shoot digital. And one of the analog (film) fans gripes about digital is that it doesn't measure up quality-wise to film. This article:Wired News: Monsters of Photorealism suggests that the best simulacra are low-res so why chase high res?

Thursday, December 01, 2005



Links between human beings, friends, families, and whole communities are now more tenuous than ever - despite the information superduper highway.

You might wave a blackberry to prove me wrong or show me the number of personal mails in your mailbox or quote me the number of times you receive instant messages from your kids or tell me how long you’ve been on the ‘phone to your mother just today. But – I argue that all these are (sometimes) contacts of little depth. Shallow. Tenuous. Ephemeral. Nice but not enough.

When was the last time you really communicated something of value with someone who counts. Does the ILY at the end of the mail count? How about the ‘love you’ at the end of a call? Sure, I know you meant it. Sincerely. Really. But could you honestly say you were mentally looking that person in the eye at the time?

I don’t mean that the quantity of words makes a difference. But the way you use them does and the context, the richness of language.