Friday, December 28, 2007

It's Christmas

It's times like these that I realize how much I have to learn about photography.

Monday, December 24, 2007

It's Christmas!


It's Christmas!, originally uploaded by steve.wannabe.

Happy Christmas all

The Economist & Netscape Marc

blog.pmarca.com: When non-technologists write about technology this article explains why I gave up my subscription to the Economist in 2007. Giving up the Economist - not just for Lent but for ever.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

It's a Wolfhound Thing


It's a Wolfhound Thing, originally uploaded by steve.wannabe.

After two weeks of sleepless nights because Dylan decided he needed a wee at 2 or 3 or 4 a.m. I am now walking the dogs at 8 or 8.30 every morning and James is walking them during the evening. This was taken this morning and it was bloody cold.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Frost und Benz


Frost und Benz, originally uploaded by steve.wannabe.

Shot this morning after walking the dogs at 8.30

Jetking - Ways

2nd video from Animoto. Love it.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Pictures Burnt - Satisfaction of Revenge

First attempt at uploading a video created on Animoto. Love it.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Time Saving Clock


The Time Saving Clock, originally uploaded by steve.wannabe.

I want one of these so that every year I get maybe 367 days instead of the allotted.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

What Happened To The News?

The main headline on BBC Breakfast News this morning "Clever children from poor families face being overtaken by less bright children from affluent homes, research suggests."
This research was taken as fact. It came from the
Sutton Trust. Not challenged. Not validated. Therefore (being ironic, it must be true). It's little wonder we legislate from crisis to crisis when we are bombarded by catastrophe instead of news.
"The main objective of The Sutton Trust is to support innovative projects that provide educational opportunities for young people from non-privileged backgrounds."
On the basis of this statement alone, why did no-one at the BBC seek to question this declaration of research of fact?
When a government spokesman appears on the same program, there's no lack of grilling. Please BBC, just do due diligence and challenge. Otherwise it's not news, is it?




Sunday, December 09, 2007

New Retro

Video compiled from shots with retro themes.

Derek Vivian


Derek Vivian
Originally uploaded by steve.wannabe.
Sailor, engineer, boat designer, boat builder and my big brother. I am deeply fond and proud of Derek.

His mischievous sense of humour, courage, strength and example remind me that any problems and challenges I face are minor.

Look up syringomyelia. Derek is appears in case histories as patient #1 - one the first to be successfully treated. Though the genius of the medical team involved can't be denied, his own role in suggesting the solution is completely overlooked.

In The End All Dance Is Gesture

Another photo from Kerala. I knew this image was in there but only started playing with it yesterday. And of course, I couldn't resist the temptation to add it to loads of flickr groups.

Friday, December 07, 2007