A couple weeks ago, Brian was invited to Tim O’Reilly’s Science Foo Camp at the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA this August (yes, Jasmine:)… And O’Reilly’s just emailed today to say that I am invited to attend, too. (He said he was interested in hearing about ‘Sunshine‘…) Whoooo-hooooo! It’s happening the same weekend as my [...]
OK. So… We’ve renamed our little cat after one of the characters in Sunshine (it’s spoilerish, so hover for name), cos he’s always in your face. I’m wearing an Icarus II uniform jacket. And judging by my eye, I’m turning into a freakin’ infected (nasty and spoilerish). Total DNA Dork.
… of my son.
I’m doing my first London Social Media Club walk tonight. My life hasn’t been conducive to fitting in things like a geekwalk for several months now… but I figure I’d better start living my life again. Tonight’s walk meets at the Brick Lane exit of Aldgate East tube at 6pm. Bring a camera… failing that, [...]
…is very fucking nigh. Just got in from the 28 Weeks Later premiere. Jesus, it’s intense. It lulls you into a false sense of security which you know can’t last long… and then it just pulls you along, pulls you pulls you pulls you and you don’t really want to go there, but it takes [...]
Someone’s got a new toy… heh.
OK. So, I’ll explain the technique I used to take infrared photos with my mobile phone camera. First, you need to check and see if your camera is sensitive to Infrared light. An easy way to check this is to point a remote control at your camera and press one of the buttons. If you [...]
These past few days I’ve started taking some photos which have particularly excited me… with my mobile phone camera. Yep. I’ve found out how to take… wait for it…. infrared photos with my Sony Ericsson mobile phone. It’s seriously cool. They do need a bit of Photoshop tarting (adjusting levels and contrast etc) as a [...]
Just got back from Moscow last night. Brian and I went over for the red carpet premiere of ‘Sunshine’ or ‘Пекло’ as it is in Russian… I’m still very tired. Here are some pictures for you to look at… The eternal flame war memorial Brian in front of Lenin’s Mausoleum Brian in front of St. [...]
Brian took John Barrowman ie Captain Jack from Dr. Who and Torchwood to CERN the other week. Those of you with iTunes will be able to listen to it here. Non-iTunes people can get it here. It’s very funny. And cheeky.
I just want to make this clear: Flash is a pile of shit. I’ve just been talking with Lee from Sugarhouse Lane and I got us into a Pythonesque one-upmanship about just *how* much we hate Flash (‘I hate Flash so much that it’s annoying’, ‘I hate Flash so much that I get a headache’, [...]
Oh Christ. I’m so wrapped up in Sunshine that this week has passed me by. I vaguely heard the whole ‘Death Threats In The Blogosphere’ thing – in the way that I tend to get my news from the newpaper boards outside newsagents- but only today took the time to look into it after an [...]
I’m not going to surface from Sunshine until the film is released. I’ve now seen Sunshine three times – the first time with Brian, Phil and Damien, all of whom worked on the film, the second time with a group of film journalists, the final time with, well, just normal people who knew nothing more [...]
It’s Brian’s birthday this weekend. As he never reads my blog I can tell you what I got for his present. It’s really so very cool. Buzz Aldrin has designed a lamp for Habitat’s VIP For Kids range. It’s seriously, seriously cool. It’s a big, fuck-off raised relief light-up globe of the Moon which hangs [...]
What?! Are you trying to tell me that Jesus Christ didn’t rise up to Heaven body and soul and instead was just a guy… with a kid? But. But. But. He was resurrected! It says so in that book! I mean… This will just confuse things enormously.