Flying Boat Over San Francisco Bay

Picture of the Day: The Boeing 314 Flying Boat – Nicholas Jackson – Technology – The Atlantic. Beautiful picture and plane. The SF-Oakland Bay Bridge is obvious, with Yerba Buena/Treasure Island right below. But is that red tower on the north shore to the left the start of the building of the Golden Gate bridge,… Continue reading Flying Boat Over San Francisco Bay

Razorblade Kisses

This post was floating around in my drafts for ages. Then recently I’ve just got around to sorting out my photos, so the attending slide show is ready. I’m not your regular hairy bloke. That’s not to say that I’m an ethereal blonde-eyelashed Eloi, but I definitely have trouble growing a beard. When things of… Continue reading Razorblade Kisses

On-brand Seasonal Message

Happy Holidays to everyone! I wish you all the best wishes of the season, and a happy, safe, fun and prosperous New Year! See you all in 2009, I hope. Love from Matt and Cassie, and Gordon This photo was taken by Cassie, who would otherwise be in it. It was taken while walking along… Continue reading On-brand Seasonal Message

San Diego Comic Con 2008 – Photos

About time too. Still need to get round to writing about it, but here are the photos.

Geek Bonfire Burny Burny Fun Time

Went to a San Diego Geek Bonfire last night, organised by Mitch Wagner of Information Week, and Gina Trapani, editor of Lifehacker (which I comment on sometimes). We met at one of the concrete fire pits provided by the city in this lovely little cove. When I arrived, there were already a bunch of people… Continue reading Geek Bonfire Burny Burny Fun Time

Album Filler

The is a bit old now, but fun. It was seen on Capt Renault’s blog, and elsewhere. Make up a band name and album title, and then create the cover! The first article title on the page is the name of your band. The last five words of the very last quote is… Continue reading Album Filler

It Was Full Of Comics And Toys

 Now that I seem to live in San Diego (don’t quite know what happened there) it only seemed fair to go to the famous Comic Con at San Diego Convention Centre. Brian’s friend got us free weekend passes, which was very kind, and he is staying in my guest room for the weekend. Sadly I… Continue reading It Was Full Of Comics And Toys

1966 Seaman’s Strike – Photos of Stranded Ships

I found these photos in my Dad’s stuff. In May 1966, a strike by seamen caused several cruise liners and other large ships to be stranded in Southampton Docks. My family were on holiday down there at the time, and they went on a boat trip around the docks. My Dad took these photos (click… Continue reading 1966 Seaman’s Strike – Photos of Stranded Ships

Photos Of Miracles

My lodger/roomie, Yusuf is a photographer by – not by trade, not yet. By what then, paying hobby? He takes pictures which go up on walls and in magazines and people pay for them and have them framed and hang them in their homes. Nice pictures too. I don’t know much about photography, but his… Continue reading Photos Of Miracles