Friday, 30 August 2013

A Letter From Fred

There is nothing I can add to this, just watch the video. All I need to tell you is that the iTunes link is here, or if you prefer, the Google Play link is here.

A Letter From Fred from Green Shoe Studio on Vimeo.
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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Please Help! - Update

We are all very happy to hear that the mother of baby Joseph has been found. It is great news and we would like to congratulate the police on a fantastic job. Because of an ongoing investigation, we are obviously very limited in what we can say but we hope that the mother and her family can now get whatever help and support is needed and that there is an ultimately positive outcome for this gorgeous little boy. It pleases us to think that he will at least now have some basic information about his origins and that many blank spaces in his short little life will now be filled. We wish to stress that there is still no judgement from us about what happened. Despite being very close to these events we still cannot fully appreciate what it must have been like to be in this position.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

YouTube Duet

Isn't it great when chance brings a wonderful result like this. Nothing more than two completely separate YouTube videos that when played together produce an original piece. If you'd like to try it for yourself, the LCD Soundsystem video is here and the Miles Davis one is here. You'll need to start the Davis clip at 0:32 in to the LCD Soundsystem clip.

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Monday, 26 August 2013


The world's roundest object helps solve the longest running problem in measurement, how to define the kilogram. Watch the following video to understand how the Avogadro project aims to redefine Avogadro's constant (currently defined by the kilogram, the number of atoms in 12g of carbon-12) and reverse the relationship so that the kilogram is precisely specified by Avogadro's constant. This method required creating the most perfect sphere on Earth.

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Sunday, 25 August 2013


NASA's Ames Research Centre is home to a now abandoned McDonald's, nicknamed "McMoon's". It is now seeing a new lease of life as it serves as the headquarters for a project to digitise fifty year old photographs of the surface of the moon.

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Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Help For Anya

My daughter Emma is part of a team of mummies hoping to raise money for the treatment that young Anya needs. Please re-share the video and visit their Just Giving page.

We were a group of newly pregnant ladies who stumbled across an internet birth board for babies due in March 2011.

Just over three years on, we are now firm friends. Not only do we exchange posts online, we also enjoy regular regional meets where our cheeky toddlers run riot!

Anya's Mummy, Naomi, was part of our group from the beginning. When she broke the news to us that Anya had Neuroblastoma, it touched us all personally. We had to help.

73 of us will be travelling over 2000 miles across the UK with a specially made flag for Anya. Starting in Newcastle, the flag will travel to Scotland, Northern Ireland, England and Wales before completing its journey in Felixstowe.

Some of us are walking, others are running, cycling, using public transport, or simply driving. But by whatever means, we're all determined to relay the flag across the UK for this very special little girl.

We are aiming to raise £1 per mile travelled, so please dig deep and donate now.

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Sunday, 18 August 2013

The Badpiper

This is awesome! An Australian street performer with flame-throwing bagpipes covers Thunderstruck by AC/DC. If you like this he has CD's for sale at his website.

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Saturday, 17 August 2013

Day Trip & Round-Up

As I said recently, things have been a bit busy for me lately and it has meant that I haven't been able keep up to date with posts. The first thing was that I once again found myself without work. I should be getting used to that now but it's still a huge shock to the system and one I wasn't really prepared for. It's made me re-evaluate my work life and decide that I'm really and truly sick of the world of IT. So after twenty five years I'm going to retrain and switch careers. As I really enjoy the work I do with the Sea Cadet Corps, why not try and do something similar for a living. To that end I have signed up to take a BSc(Hons) in Outdoor Adventure Leadership & Management at the University of Worcester. I realise that this is going to also be a shock to my system but I can't help feeling that it's a hugely positive one.

Today I'm on a day trip to London. I was asked to attend a meeting at Sea Cadet HQ in Lambeth. A very early start got me a train to Paddington and a tube to Lambeth for a very pleasant day spent discussing future updates to our computer systems. It has been a good opportunity for me to put some faces to names of not only HQ staff but some from other areas too. I'm just waiting on my train home now and the chance of a nap.

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Monday, 12 August 2013

Time Is A Dimension

A photograph is often called a snapshot because it is exactly that, a moment caught in time. Movies or time-lapse are used to capture the passage of time, not single photographs right? Well not in the case of Fong Qi Wei. As he explains himself...

I work in the confines of a photographic print, because I like to do so. But in a way, I wanted to break out of this restriction of a single slice of time in photography.

Photographic prints are great because they don’t need power to be displayed. They are more or less permanent. Videos are great because they record a sequence of time which shows reality almost like how we experience. Is it possible to combine the two? And not via long exposure photography where often details are lost from motion.

So I played around with the tools of digital photography and post processing to give you this series: Time is a dimension.

This series of images are mostly landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes, and they are a single composite made from sequences that span 2-4 hours, mostly of sunrises and sunsets.

The basic structure of a landscape is present in every piece. But each panel or concentric layer shows a different slice of time, which is related to the adjacent panel/layer. The transition from daytime to night is gradual and noticeable in every piece, but would not be something you expect to see in a still image.

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Saturday, 10 August 2013


For the last few days I have been supervising our cadets whilst they help out at the National Pony Society's show-jumping championships at the Three Counties Showground. Luckily we had some fantastic weather, whilst the cadet's monitored the course and rushed (safely of course) to repair any fences that got knocked down. We even helped out with designing the courses. This was to raise money for our unit which is a registered charity. I also found time to take a few pictures.


Leap II

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Friday, 9 August 2013

Avicii Vs Lurgan

I am really sorry for the absence of posts but a lot has been going on around here. I will spread the news in due course.

In the meantime enjoy this fabulous video of talented students from Coláiste Lurgan covering Avicii's "Wake Me Up" translated in to Irish.

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Sunday, 4 August 2013

RusJet 2013

In 2011 a model Yak-130 swept the boards at the Jet World Masters Championship. It set new standards for accuracy in it's class but now for 2013 they've built a new one. This is true craftsmanship.

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Saturday, 3 August 2013

Ball Skills

Some incredible football skills from the World Freestyle Champion, Andrew Henderson. Filmed around the city of London and incorporating various landmarks.

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Friday, 2 August 2013

Big Gun

There is something that fascinates me about big guns but this one is the big daddy of them all. The following video shows the largest calibre rifle ever made — a .905 calibre, one of just three produced by SSK industries in Ohio. Portable tank anyone?

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