Electrical Storm

Peacehaven saw a much anticipated thunderstorm last night, I say much antcipated as it has felt very close and muggy all day. It was actually the most impressive storm I have seen whilst living on the south coast, for some reason we don’t get very many over the land on the coast. It started off with just flashes of lightning and claps of thunder moving closer and closer, then came the rain, when I say rain I mean a torrent of water coming from the sky so much so that gutters and drains were overwhelmed making it all the more impressive....

August 7, 2008 · 2 min

Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog

I have been meaning to post about this since I first heard about it, and spectacuarly didn’t. As of Tuesday last week www.drhorrible.com was host to the first of three episodes of Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog. The title is great in itself, however as it has been said seeing is believing and honestly if you have enjoyed any of Joss Whedon’s work then you will really love this. The mini-series covers a snapshot in the lives of Dr....

July 22, 2008 · 1 min

SMART Notebook File Format

The SMART .notebook format is simply a zipped set of XML and SVG files, This may be common knowledge but it is certainly the first time I have come across it. To test it you can create a file in SMART Notebook rename the extension from .notebook to .zip, double click to open, you will be presented with several files named page_n_.svg where _n_ is a number, as well as a series of other files and folders including settings....

July 22, 2008 · 1 min

Artists Open Houses

Several of my friends and one of my colleagues are presenting their work at the artists open houses as part of the 2008 Brighton Festival. In no particular order other than that of the Fiveways Artists Group trail listing: Rex Matthews - A colleague of mine. Deborah Fleming - A friend from church, who is also displaying work with Liz Calmiano and Maureen Hawthorne. Impressed with how creative everyone is!...

May 9, 2008 · 1 min

Lakeland Revival

Catherine and I have been watching the GOD channel over the past three days, there has been and still is a great outpouring of the holy spirit in Lakeland, Florida, and the GOD channel have been broadcasting it to the world (well most of it). I don’t know what God is going to do, but I am sure that he is changing lives there in Florida and all over the world through the ministries of the leaders there....

May 8, 2008 · 1 min

Bartle claims victory in battle

I am sure that title is going to annoy someone an awful lot, but never mind. Richard Bartle submitted an opinion piece to The Guardian today, and as he puts it in his blog it is “Opinionated”. I like it! I think it is something I had realised and accepted a long time ago (I was born in 1981) games are part of the norm for me. I learnt to program on a ZX Spectrum when I was 8, what did I write - computer games of course - pong, breakout, Thunderbirds, rolling shooters....

April 28, 2008 · 1 min

Rescueing Kittens

I did something today that I have never done, that is rescue a kitten (maybe it was a young cat) from a tree. Initially I was going to leave it, as it is going to have to learn how to get down somehow, then it tried to get down forward and ended up clinging on to the tree. It was quite happy for me to coax it down as I stood below till I could reach down and lift it from the trunk....

April 26, 2008 · 2 min

HP 22" Widescreen Monitors

Now, I know that the larger monitors of this world have some interesting technological issues to overcome, however I think HP has made one too many sacrifices with this monitor: w2207h 22 inch WIDESCREEN TFT For those of you that didn’t spot it: As pointed out on the E-O forums, the perfect monitor for fleet battles.

October 26, 2007 · 1 min

Quantifying Ourselves

Some friends on a forum I frequent have spotted a web application called The Political Compass the premise is you answer 6 pages of questions that gauge your political views. The result is two numbers which can be plotted as X and Y axis onto a graph that represent your political views. My result was Economic Left/Right: -3.25 and Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.15. This is a result I don’t disagree with, however I don’t think it is as clean cut as this....

September 23, 2007 · 2 min

Microsoft attacks Google Apps

I was reading Pete’s Images of Broken Light, specifically the interesting post about Microsoft’s public attitude towards Google’s Apps, it seems fairly typical of modern corporate America to rubbish someone else technology, brushing over their own failings without a second thought. I don’t quite understand companies that do this, who are they targeting these comments at? Perhaps home users? surely they would use the free Google Apps Standard Edition as opposed to Microsoft Office Standard at £200 - £300, anyone could use Microsoft Office Live in the UK for free as well however it is still in “Beta” itself - how is that different from Google Apps “Beta”....

September 15, 2007 · 1 min