Monday, 30 September 2013

You Know You Want To...

Not just view...Subscribe please. :-)


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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Please Vote!

Sea Cadets Corps logo
Sea Cadets Corps logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Can I ask you a big favour please? As many of you will know I volunteer at Worcester Sea Cadets. We have entered in the Lloyds Bank community fund which will provide grants to support more than 1,300 local good causes in villages, towns and cities across England, Wales and the Isle of Man. We have been short-listed down to the last four in our area. The winner will be decided by public vote. The two groups with the most votes will each receive £3,000 and the other two, £300 each.

There are three ways to vote and its no problem if you use all three.

Online

Click here and fill in your details. Make sure you also click the link that will be emailed to you. One vote per email address.

SMS

Text VOTE CWPC to 61119. If voting from the Isle of Man, please text VOTE CWPC to 447860016016. Only one SMS vote per phone number. Texts will be charged at your mobile network provider's standard rate.

In Branch

If you're local to us you can also vote in a Lloyds Bank Worcester branch.
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Monday, 23 September 2013

Eloy Morales

Based in Madrid, Spain, Eloy Morales has been refining his craft since 1995. Possibly one of the best photorealistic painters in the world, the depth and detail of his work is astounding.


Eloy Morales from Didi Menendez on Vimeo.
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Sunday, 22 September 2013

Fresher

Wow what a week I have had. My first experiences of being a mature student at university. Finding rooms in a massive unfamiliar campus, meeting my fellow course-mates (who are awesome), meeting my tutors, signing up to some extra-curricular clubs, my first social, climbing Pen Y Fan, gorge walking in icy water, realising how unfit I am, cooking a meal with a limited budget and finally resting at the weekend before the real work starts.



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Friday, 13 September 2013

Urban Playground

Ken Block has released another in his Gymkhana series. This time though he has really upped the ante by filming over four days using the deserted streets of San Francisco.


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Thursday, 12 September 2013

Hot Stuff

I love growing things, I always have, but I sadly haven't had the opportunity for some time. So when a friend of mine mentioned he could get me a young plant that I could grow to maturity and harvest I gladly accepted his offer. The only trouble is, the plant is a Scotch Bonnet pepper and I'm not keen on hot food. :-)

So growing it has been great, but now the peppers appear to be doing rather well and are close to ripening, I'm at a bit of a loss of what to do with them. Anybody fancy a curry?

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Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Little Girl

My latest photograph. Click to enlarge. You can see my full collection here.

Little Girl

There was a little girl,
Who had a little curl,
Right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good,
She was very good indeed,
But when she was bad she was horrid.

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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

RimbaTubes

I featured this amazing musical instrument in a post a while ago but I'm revisiting as Snubby J has evolved in to making very clever videos to go with his music. Watch here as he uses a special Daft Punk app to perform a very clever medley.


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Monday, 9 September 2013

Frame By Frame

The magic of stop-motion animation has enthralled audiences for over a century, but with the advent of CGI, many thought it was at risk of extinction. Yet despite these fears, animators all over the world continue to manually create unique stories out of physical materials, be it clay, sand or paint, puppets or people. The amount of time and meticulous effort these animators commit makes stop motion uniquely impressive and refreshingly organic in a digital age, and have driven the art form's resurgence in film, commercials, and even on Vine!


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Saturday, 7 September 2013

Ring Clock

Another proposed gadget that I really hope makes it to production. The Ring Clock very elegantly combines the ring with a time-piece that lies inert on your finger until you adjust it. Numbers are then illuminated by LED to convey the correct time. You can help back their efforts here and watch the marketing video below.


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Friday, 6 September 2013

Fog

This is a stunning video that was taken on the west coast of Newfoundland. It shows fog rolling over the long range mountains and burning off as it moves over Lark Harbour. Very eery.


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Thursday, 5 September 2013

Greg Packer

This made me laugh. Greg Packer was once interviewed and quoted by a national newspaper in the US. He liked the idea so much that he made it a priority to keep it happening. Eventually he as been quoted and featured so many times that the Associated Press has issued a memo to their reporters effectively banning him from being featured again.


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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Sea Cadets - A Day In The Life

When I tell people that I volunteer with the Sea Cadets I usually get one of a few stock responses. The general pattern seems to be that nobody really understands what is involved. Luckily though the Corps has released a great little video which explains it very well. I'll just be able to send people here from now on. :-)


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Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Computer Choreography

Modern computers are of course getting smaller and more powerful all the time. But pack in the early post-war years things were very different. The following films shows the "differential analyser" based at UCLA in 1948. The film was shown in cinemas at the time before the main feature. The mechanical movement of these giant predecessors to our modern machines somehow conveys a beauty we don't today.


UCLA's 1948 Mechanical Computer from Gizmodo on Vimeo.
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