Archive | October 2005

Star Wreck

I just came across what looks like a good scifi parody, [Star Wreck]. Guess what the idea is behind it. It is actually a full movie. I’m currently downloading it and it is about 500mb but there is a smaller version available. Essentially it looks like a star trek fan fiction film. So if you into that sort of thing your bound to enjoy it – I’ll say if I don’t! 🙂

Wind Skating

Firstly I’m not talking about something you do after you have had a curry, though the idea of flatulence powered skating is humorous. I’m actually talking about something I came across on the other day. I’ve nicked the picture below (so I don’t have to hot-link; image copyright Stuart Dawley).

wind skating

Well I guess you have to try and enjoy yourself in anyway possible when a hurricane hits where you live??!! The full piece can be found [here]

Now this is how to get me to buy clothes..

Possibly the best clothing advert ever!! BTW I wan’t the trousers! lol (Note: not one for younger viewers, not that my site ever is).
Take a look at the movie [here]

Balti night, you can’t some people anywhere!

We went for a curry the other night and look at the mess my mate Ran got himself into…tut tut, some people!


And if you think that was bad, I think Rowan got too excited when they brought out the family sized naan bread!


Colin, Dave and Bodo

The coffee lounge had a few odd visitors, who says cups don’t have feelings. They were joined by Colin, I think thats what the name of this soft object is but I am not entirely sure (heck Colin, Dave and Bodo sounds cool). Maybe I have been staring at my computer terminal too much…..


Witton Lodge Balti Opening

A new Balti restaurant opened near me the other day, Witton Lodge Balti, so obviously we went along on the night of their grand opening! My dad seems to know the guy who owns it and this lead to us having a great time. I think I shall have to appreciate their cooking again, oh and the choice of veggie options weren’t bad (which is good for me!). I do love a good Balti – which I think is a little obvious from my face in the below pictures:






Purple Skies over campus

The other day it rained rather heavily but it left some rather purple skies across campus, I couldn’t resist taking some pictures with my mobile phone:





Birmingham In RADAR vision!!

Ok the title sounds a bit cartoon (ok, daft!) but heck this is cool! I just came across the below image that was taken with the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) of Birmingham and the surrounding area. Its pretty odd, but even in this RADAR image you can still quite clearly pick out Birmingham. For more see [esa page]


Oh and I love the rather random text on their site (bit odd to include the background info!):

“This Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) shows English city of Birmingham and surrounding area. The city occupies the large brighter area to the south of the image, which also encompasses the city of Wolverhampton and the town of Walsall. The Birmingham conurbation in the West Midlands has been the centre of a large industrial area since the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century. The area served as a centre for metal goods and was well served by numerous canals, many of which can be seen if we zoom into the image. These canals helped to transport coal into the city from the coalfields of South Staffordshire just north of Birmingham, and then goods out of the city. The surrounding brighter areas are further towns and cities in the Midlands region. They include; to the east of Birmingham there is Coventry, to the northeast Derby and Nottingham, to the north Stoke. ”

A huge (16.3mb) version can be found [here]. On this you can even ‘see’ the city roads!

New Feature: Sunrise / Sunset

You probably haven’t noticed, hopefully you will now(!), that I have added a new feature to the site home page. It is a sunrise / sunset calculator. This is based on Birmingham UK (yeah, ok its aimed as a tool for myself!). Hopefully it will be useful for someone. I guess if anyone really wanted it I could put up a script that allowed you to enter your own coordinates (lat, long) and timezone. Sounds like too much effort at the moment. If you want it email me at: webmaster-[at] (you know what to do to make this into an actual email, I hope). Actually any comments can go to the above address. Nothing too rude I hope! The code for the script comes mostly from [external page] – so thanks to the dude who wrote it!

The Crimea: Tragedy Rocks…finally out!

At last the Crimea are to properly release their album “Tragedy Rocks”. I do hope it isn’t too different, with lots of new songs. The reason I say this is brought this from a gig over a year ago (see: [old blog post] – this even got a mention on the bands website [this link])!! It’s a great album and I do hope it sells well and they go on to greater things. They have a rather unique sound and I really like it. There is a review over at [DrownedInSound].
Oh and I saw them at Reading where they played a great gig, though they have changed some lyrics!! :O