Looks like my video ”Home Is Where The Tech Is" is to be included in a curated video program to be screened October 5, 2010 in Los Angeles CA, at the Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater.
Wish i could be there. If you are going to be there, please let me know how it goes.
More info about the event here.
24/7 2010: The State of the Art in DIY Video’ picks up where 24/7: A DIY Video Summit left off in 2008, bringing together a feature-length program of the best from the world of do-it-yourself video. Come find the latest in online, geek, remix and fan culture, curated to highlight the most recent trends and techniques emerging from anime music videos, political remixes, fan vids, videoblogs, and the YouTube scene. The evening kicks off with a talk by transmedia guru Henry Jenkins and ends with a reception in the courtyard.
• Beware, numbers will be limited! • Feel free to stay the night (bring your tent). • Bring gold with you, there are no cash points in the shire. • We’re planning on organising a bus so do get on the discussion board to express your interest in this. • Please do not bring your own alcohol to the event, we are not licensed for this so we will be forced to confiscate it.
Don’t forget it’s FREE!! _________________________________________________________________________ The Cowshed (studio) Springfield Farm Salden Lane Milton Keynes MK17 0PN
I really like it and would like to thank all those involved for their creative input.. especially @TookieBunten who took Lee’s idea of emulating the feel of a vintage heist movie and created the final logo.
All this from a simple tweet. Be careful what you ask for as a few friends from around the world just might make it happen.
You never know what the city might throw at you. When at a party in a posh hotel, never underestimate the cost of the drinks.
With lager at £6 a pint and a 50ml whiskey at £12.. it pays to be prepared. A £4 coke is a lot easier to swallow if laced with lashings quality mixing malt whisky. Note: I never normally mix my malt whisky. The coke is camouflage.
This guy stopped playing before I had a chance to grab any audio. He wasn’t singing as such. He was la-la-ing tv & movie tunes.
The A-Team, The Damn Busters, The Red Hand Gang. He was certainly bringing a smile to peoples faces. No home, no clean clothes, but he did have perfect pitch. I remember my Ukrainian Grandad telling me that as he walked across Russia during the great famine, his only valuable possession was his Balalaika. He said “In times of no food.. music sustains you.” He also told me that he’s sure he would have died without music. Perhaps it’s the same for this guy sat with a traffic cone in Carnaby Street.
I was heading for home on the Triumph when I saw a large group of bikers parked at the Super Sausage on the A5. I could not help but notice a number of three wheelers and in particular the two in the photo above.
One is a Reliant Campervan and the other a trike based on a Honda Civic. Both are owned by a Doctor Vanessa Crawford who is @AddictionPsych on twitter. She very kindly told me a little more about them..
Been up for a while with @Minimentally He has my old iphone 3G. Not sure if this is a good thing but he can unlock it and open apps to play. Then he shuts them down when bored. Having got his head round the iPhone he now thinks all screens should be touch screens. Needless to say the TV is not as interactive as he would like.
When society collapses I have a feeling Ikea will be pretty low down on my list of shops to loot. Still, It’s good to know their cheap wooden paraphernalia can also save lives.
My looting list:
1. Gun Shop
3. Outdoor Shop
4. Petrol Station
5. Hardware Store
6. Off Licence
7. Gun Shop
After reading Cormac McCarthy’s ‘The Road' I have decided Guns are a necessary evil in the war against cannibalism.
On a more relevant note. I have managed to start a fire with sticks but this guy makes it look easy. I now like to carry my firesteel with me whenever I am likely to need fire. It’s also good to know that if pushed you can start a fire with ice.
If you were wondering why your USB output on your Powertraveller devices appeared to not charge the iPad fear not.. the Gorilla-pad enables you to efficiently charge your iPad from your Minigorilla, Powergorilla or Solargorilla in 2 hours.
Apple have made it difficult to deliver the right current to charge the iPad. A normal USB socket delivers only 1A so more often than not you don’t get a charge icon. It is charging, but really slowly. This device though takes the output power from the DC port on your various Powertraveller devices, regulates it and delivers the 5V 2.1A needed. When using the Minigorilla and Powergorilla select 8.2 volts for the most efficient charging.
This for me is a great little add-on as i may have felt the urge to upgrade when new devices come out to deal with the iPad charge issue but as my Powertraveller kit is still going strong I can continue to use it. More companies should make their kit future proof in this way.
Also, up until now I have been using the car socket out into a 2.1A usb car charger plug. The Gorilla-Pad solution is much more lightweight and compact and as it’s made specially to go with the Powertraveller range I know it is the ideal fix. I am especially glad to have a compact solar to iPad charge solution.
I was up before the sun was this morning. It’s still not really visible up behind the mountains. I’m in Wales on my Dads farm. He’s less farming more outdoor pursuits & Baavet development (www.Baavet.com) nowadays. His tractor has seen better times.
A tractor was the first vehicle I ever drove. When I say I drove I mean I sat on my Dads lap steering. A little grey machine. I forget the make.
Me and my Brother @DannyPayne had a good dose of the countryside growing up. I remember two farms and a smallholding not including where I’m standing now.
I love the countryside and the traces of history so clearly visible. A hard working history belonging to a people that are proud of their way of life and see almost every aspect of it threatened in some way or other. Today it’s all about diversifying, living locally, simply, embracing the community and above all, survival.
I’m a passenger today and am amazed that my Vodafone MiFi has remained connected all the way into Wales from south Northamptonshire.
Thanks to my PowerFilm solar panel from @Select_Solar it’s still also close to fully charged. I know I could just plug it in to the car.. but that’s less fun. It’s a sunny day so why not harvest the sun.