Archive:
May 2006

Monaco Grand Prix preview: watch the qualifying

This weekend is the Monaco Grand Prix, probably the most famous of them all. It’s meant to be the jewel in the crown of the Formula 1 season. As such, there are probably a lot of people who aren’t necessarily Formula 1 fans, but who tune into it especially because it’s the Monaco GP, in […]

Journey times mapped

MySociety’s latest really smart thing is Travel-time maps (via Boing Boing). They show you how long particular journeys take. At the moment there are maps for rail and various other journeys from Cambridge. There is also a map for rail journeys from Edinburgh Waverley station. Very interesting, and potentially useful as well. It seems to […]

If you like getting up early at the weekend…

They must think I’m okay at the old radio thing because today I recorded an interview for Radio Scotland’s Newsweek programme, which is on at 8am on Saturday. I had never heard of this “8am on Saturday” thing before. I was shocked. I’ll probably sleep through it. Or I might stay up for it. 😀 […]

STV’s big rebrand

Today viewers were given a preview of Scottish and Grampian’s brand new uber-identity, STV — er sorry, I mean stv — which launches next Tuesday. The idents are a bit strange. We’re treated to a variety of gormless people goofing about, sometimes in recognisable locations, with a plastic ‘S’ which resembles the old British Steel […]

Excellent live Ae, AFX, BOC, Squarepusher, μ-ziq MP3s

I know there are a few readers of this blog now who are fans of these sorts of artists. Right now the Featured Artists section of WATMM is an excellent place to get your hands on some brilliant live MP3s. Right now I’m listening to a high-quality MP3 of Autechre’s set from last year’s gig […]

First

Official Google Blog: Pearl Jam’s new music video “Life Wasted” is now on Google Video for free! …It means that you can download the video for free, share it with your friends, and even post it on your own site–provided you give the band credit and don’t use it for commercial purposes. It’s yet another […]

Eurovision thoughts

There are a couple of things annoying me about the Eurovision Song Contest at the moment. The first is Finland’s entry, Lordi. They are absolutely diabolical. During the semi final on BBC Three, Paddy O’Connell said that they were a sort of protest vote against Eurovision. Yes, that’s right: because they have guitars all of […]

The controversial Economist article

“Home truths about home rule” Scotland has regressed into an inward-looking, slightly chip-on-shoulder, slightly Anglophobic country with no clear sense of direction. I think the controversial bit is where they suggest that it wasn’t all of those things before devolution. If Jack McConnell’s angry, you know it must be right. Update: Having read it all […]

Action on quiz channels at last!

I’ve heard this on Radio Five Live’s bulletins at 1 o’clock and 2 o’clock, but strangely I haven’t found any mention of this on the internet at all. The offices of Big Game TV have been raided. Apparently it is alleged that at certain times callers had no chance of getting through. I am shocked. […]

What should go in the blank space?

These types of posts never get much of a response, but I’ll give it a go anyway. You might see that I’ve added a new little menu near the top of the page. If you open it you’ll see that’s where I’ve put the comments stuff which I thought was beginning to look out of […]