So a week in which the financial markets decided to ape a short-lived British summer and go into extreme meltdown, and Tottenham decided to stage an impromptu version of BBC time-travel thriller Ashes to Ashes and return to the 80s, my mind was mostly on the following.
First up. Football baby!
The magnificent number 7
For those not in the know, Paul Lambert is the manager of newly promoted Norwich City and becomes the 7th Glaswegian manager to take the helm of an English Premier League club. Instead of the usual ‘new boys sure to go down’ pieces which normally accompany a promoted side’s rise up the football ladder we got these two rather thoughtful profiles of the canary boss. First in the Guardian and then in the Scottish dailies too
Star Wars the photo evidence
A theory as to why the Star Wars prequels didn’t quite meet expectations
An equation we can all get behind
Wired features this CNC router which cuts photorealistic images – in plywood.
Driveable version of Sega Outrun. Do I need to go on? DRIVEABLE OUTRUN People!
Cambridge’s fifteen quid computer set for Q4 launch
Nice piece on BoingBoing – timelapse video showing the 3D printing of Stephen Colbert’s head
Advert of the week
Via Abbie Panks – this is brilliant
Stat of the week
Instagram users upload 1.3 million photos every day. That’s 15 photos every second.
Cycling hero of the week
Mayor wants to get cars out of bike lanes – uses tank