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Archive for October 2007


Stupid Airbus incident

Hat tip to Danny for sending me this link — and introducing me to The Daily Mash: SAFETY concerns have been raised about the A380 super-jumbo after two passengers were attacked by lions during their on-board safari. The two business class passengers had to be rescued when their Land Rover became bogged down near a [...]

Roadside trees

In order to make sure a city really is a city they make it difficult to plant trees. So if someone wants to put a tree beside the road, in order to, say, make the place look nice, then they first have to dig a hole in the pavement and then plant the tree. But [...]

What I’ve learned about photography

The Digital Photography School blog asks “What have you learned about photography lately?” — following on from Martin Gommel’s list of his 100 lessons. Here are the most significant ones for me, in approximate order of importance: The simpler the composition the better. Having lots of things in a picture is just confusing. Having a [...]

Against the grain

At long, long, last I have finished Against the Day. I was going to post some notes on what I didn’t understand about it, but realised I’d be here all night. So instead here are some entirely random thoughts. They are in a bullet list only because I don’t have the energy to shape them [...]

Coloured houses in Kentish Town

They look like this… Tags: kentishtown, photography

The 10/20/30 rule of Powerpoint

I’ve just come across Guy Kawasaki’s 10/20/30 rule of Powerpoint. (A little late, it was posted December 2005.) Although primarily aimed at presentations to VCs it’s a good reminder of the “keep it simple, stupid” approach. It includes this gem: You should give your ten slides in twenty minutes. Sure, you have an hour time [...]