Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
its time to stop the complaining and get on with stuff now, in as much ignorance as usual.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
today things work-wise have not worked out in a way that I would have liked. (if fact I am very disappointed).
I wonder if we only remember stuff when it goes against what we would have liked, rather than when it worked for us.
hopefully I will learn from today and be better if there is ever a next time. (and there is sure to be more disappointment on the way).
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I am sure that good friend moby (pictured above skating at the weekend) will not mind me saying that he is not the youngest skateboarder in the country. but the fact remains that he is still at the skatepark and having fun, as well as being the MD of a successful auditing company and gets respect for it.skateboarding is a strange thing, I still skate and I am nearer 50 than moby but because in sports terms is is relatively new if you are older than 15-16 and still skating people think there is something wrong with you that you haven't grown up. something that doesn't happen if you are playing tennis or golf.
Monday, April 21, 2008
every now and again I have so much going on in my working life, much of which I can do nothing about I just have to see how things work in the future. so I just have to stop for a while and think about what I have, rather than what I want! I think today is one of those days. I am not trying to purposefully trying to make out that anything is more interesting or difficult than anyone else's as it probably isn't. what I do know is that I should have been at the beach on saturday when the picture (taken by chris cockett) was taken. that is a pretty well shaped wave; the sort I look for.
Friday, April 18, 2008
I actually like being busy I really do I enjoy the idea that I have lots of things lined up to do. but what started out looking like it was half an hours colour matching turn in to an awful lot longer.
I had a problem with finding the correct cotton thread for a design (not mine) to be sewn. the image was just a bitmap. the yarn company as most still do work to pantone. so it meant matching a rgb hexadecimal number to a pantone number. I know you can simple pick the pantone colour in photoshop but the colours had been changed manually and already printed on a business card.
the yellow was easy but the blue, a particular two shades were very difficult. it is hard to explain to anyone that a colour on screen is not always, if ever the same as a colour that will be it this case sewn on fabric, (its hard enough when is on paper). I used a couple of sites to help me 1 & 2
hopefully I have got it sorted though I am sure it will come back again.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
then after having a think I decided, for some strange reason decided that I needed to listen to bruch perhaps an odd choice but still. the piece that he is most famous for his violin concerto no.1 in g minor makes me think of going to school in sussex seems a very long tine ago now (over 30 years) but more that so much has changed rather than the actual number of years past.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
today was one of those days. might have been something to do with the planning stuff I was doing late in to last night last. I still haven't got it all done as there is many more hours of planning to do, and what is worse I felt too rough to go it to work today, still don't feel good now. I never learn, when I get busy with something I seem to never be able to stop.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
I like this sign not necessarily because of the type face or the colours, more the sentiment. it kind of sums up the surf for this coming weekend as well as the lack of my surfing activity of late. have a good weekend.
king surf is a surf school in mawgan porth, cornwall.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
I thought that most people under the age of 20-25 would consider things created stored and read, seen or watched didn't have to be 3-dimensional to realise they had achieved something. after all you can't hold a web site or a blog for that matter.
I remember probably 6+ ago now, I was at a seminar run by intel where one of the their development team was expressing his enthusiastic ideas of the future and that they had already developed a P5 to a P10 chip and dual core was the way forward, even mentioned that the reason we couldn't use them then was because good enough software hadn't been written yet?
then he stopped for a moment and said sadly of course we will never be able to reproduce the feeling of standing in the middle of a pond digging in the mud no matter how fast their processors get. the man was right.
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
I will however talk about the view from the window the fantastic location, (looking out over the atlantic ocean, above mawgan porth, nr. bedruthan steps) even the really nice wash basins. the food was good as well.
I wonder if the location of a place is always conducive to good productive meetings?
Friday, April 04, 2008
just from watching later with jools holland this week I was reminded of how much james taylor's music I have kind of grown up with. my father listened to his music, or at least didn't turn it off when it came on the radio, he would say.
I have always had some of his music on what ever (record, cassette tape, cd, mini-disc, mp3) music-player I have had with me through my adult life, and now even my own son has jt on his ipod (& nothing wrong with that). jt's official site
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Too many road signs could be making driving more dangerous, according to a new study. Psychologists said that the amount of advertising and signage typically present in a city centre could be pushing up the number of accidents. (Alok Jha)
I have mentioned before in this blog about the way some signs can sometimes be not just difficult to see and read but they don't look good as well. I realise that safety is second to aesthetics but shouldn't they follow each other? over the last few days I have driven many miles in and around the south west. as usual it seems that the yearly road works in the west country (cornwall) where I live have come back with some incredibly difficult signs understand. especially singnal s for a contraflow and the many often over use of cones and confusing directional arrows.
taken from the british driving theory test
I am in no way suggesting that signs shouldn't be used but feel that there has to be a better way, most of the signs were designed (I realise that they are constantly revised) in a time when there were fewer cars on the road and far less congestion and most cars weren't as powerful (or had the acceleration).
I am a simple observer rather than a militant anti- sign campaigner I just think we could do it so much better and still use signs.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
it is not that I have nothing new to say, last weeks trip to bristol ikea could fill many pages, we have decided not to move but to put all our energy into making our home fit for purpose. so two wardrobes, a nice small steel filing cabinet (for me) a new work desk for luca as well as three sets of book shelves, and a strange bed canopy thing that ben wanted were bought not to mention a whole heap of other stuff that should/will make a massive difference to our home. however a broken windscreen of my land rover, luckily caused by me (not luca or carol) pushing a flat packed wardrobe too hard to get all the stuff in the truck. combined with me getting hot and bothered at driving from cornwall to bristol and back and then having to ask some-one else to collect our stuff on their way from yorkshire, made it more of a 'everything has gone wrong' road trip. this is the concise story.
suffice to say the windscreen has now been replaced (more expense, luckily my insurance covered the bulk of it), but there was nothing wrong with the old one till I broke it.
I have spent too much time in the last few days searching for a cheap ibook/powerbook for a training project of mine, it is amazing how frustrating it is trying to buy a used mac at reasonable price seems their price is more stable than house prices or gold, never mind the £, oh well back to e-bay then!
I really know that there are much bigger problems in the world and I do not intend to feel sorry for the very lucky position I am.