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TWTWTW: Big Bangs, 6Music and Prometheus draws nearer

[Insert regular excuse about lack of time here] then on to the most regular irregular round-up of the web. Blogging brilliance I’ve written before about the quality of writing on the web  and this is another great example.  A great post on dealing with discouragement Pic of the week BBC logo in Wales after the … Continue reading

TWTWTW: At the current rate of production – I should really rename this feature

Yes, yes. I have been tardy, nay a little slapdash in the updating of this blog of late, and especially of this feature. You don’t want to hear excuses, but as I’m writing this, I’m going to give them to you anyway. It’s been a hellish busy start to the year. A couple of new … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Join the mile high tub…

Another week, another gallop through the interweb. In a bid to do my bit for cutting waste, i’ve made efficiency savings to my usual intro, so straight on… Wired’s tribute to Jobs This week sadly saw the passing of Steve Jobs, Apple’s ubergeek – the staff at Mint Digital came up with a rather nice … Continue reading

TWTWTW: I never had the codin’ for the gamin’…

It’s a late one this week. In my defence I was on holiday in Cornwall and internet access wasn’t great. But I still came across a few interesting web snippets. So without further ado – here’s this week’s Cornish Cream of the interweb. Mario Bros maker style To paraphrase Pete and Dud’s very famous Latin … Continue reading

TWTWTW: The Revolution will not be televised – but you can print it out…

A quick one this week, no time for niceties, so once more unto the internet breach dear friends, once more… First up, some sport. Oh Micky, you’re so fine… In 1988, I was standing on the terraces of Old Trafford watching Norwich City. I saw them do this.  The reason it’s in a weekly web … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Er, did I hear that right…

A bit late, but another round-up of the web miscellany that tickled my fancy this week. And absolutely no mention of Hack Gate, apart from that one. Dammit… Let’s start with the Quote of the week Channel 4’s The Space Shuttle’s Last Flight: “”For the first time in its history, America can no longer put … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Brando, flying cars and robot footy

For those interested in the business of media, there was probably only one story in town this week – the News of the World. From the emergence of increasingly disturbing and heinous phone hacking allegations to its eventual closure, it was quite a week. Well this week’s internet roundup also includes Britain’s best-selling red-top, but … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Balls, Bikes and Bots

In this week’s round-up there’s some lovely wooden bikes, an innovative new form of transport and some recommended listening. If you haven’t read The Best Protest Ever and Spot the Bot, might I suggest that you also take a squizz at those too. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll Begin. A Kit launch like no … Continue reading

Alternative transport

In the episode (Immortality, season 3, episode 13) the viewer instantly understands they are in an alternate universe as soon as the airship hove’s into view, approaching the Empire State Building docking station. It’s a simple juxtaposition of the familiar with the extraordinary, an instant way of communicating that this is other, this is different. … Continue reading