I never could get the hang of Thursdays


Charlie Brooker and Windows® launch parties
30/09/2009, 2:04 pm
Filed under: Tripe

Start by reading this article by Charlie Brooker from The Guardian.

Then watch the most god aweful advertising campaign and marketing idea ever concieved, either as he links to it or below.

Do microsoft seriously think this is good? Seriously? They’re getting a lot of attention because of how bad it is I suppose, but I bet that’s not the point.

Everything is terrible, except Charlie Brooker, I love that article.



Let it be
30/09/2009, 11:18 am
Filed under: Music

This video has been doing it’s rounds of the internet this week. I wont say any more.



Courage, my boy
19/09/2009, 2:26 am
Filed under: Music

This is Back From The Dead by Babyshambles. I love this song at the moment. The constant sustain, the breakdown and the recurrence of the riff. The sliding scale on bass. That I like a lot.

I love how it slows down and drifts away back into nothing, like it’s only a passing thing. Hope you enjoy.



argh.
13/09/2009, 4:23 pm
Filed under: Design

I’m meant to be designing some website thing as a mini-project for someone I might get some work from. These are the fruits of my labour:

[there should be an image in here, saying graphic design is shit, or something, but it didn’t work and I can’t be bothered trying to make it]

I’ve left it until the last minute, as usual. I’ve spent most of these last minutes with my head in my hands or getting frustrated. I’m sick to the teeth with it. Actually, graphic design in general. Designers are wankers.



Culloden
08/09/2009, 3:20 pm
Filed under: Interesting Stuff

BBC four have made a documentary about the battle of Culloden in a very new and interesting way.

If you watch many history documentary things, it’s normally a historian walking around, saying “this is where so and so happened”,  some snazzy computer animations and lots of old pictures.

“Written and directed by Peter Watkins, it is presented as a news report from the battlefield. English soldiers and their Highland counterparts are interviewed as the film reconstructs one of the country’s bloodiest battles.”

I find it much more engaging than watching Simon Schama walking around an abbey talking. It makes it a lot more believable and gives you a very personal account.

Culloden

++UPDATE++

It’s not “new” as I described. It was made in the 60s.



Twit, tweet, huh?
03/09/2009, 3:49 pm
Filed under: Interesting Stuff

Long story short. John Humphrys (who can barely read web addresses) isn’t a fan of twitter, people sent him this link by Douglas Adams. Enjoy.

How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Internet



Thursday again!?
03/09/2009, 2:06 am
Filed under: Random Thursday Photo

Right, no picture this week… I didn’t have many to start with, so I’m going to give it a rest until I get some more. Sorry!

No point boring you each week with boring Thursday photos.