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Sunday 13 May 2007

Help needed after the fire in Lever Street, Manchester on 30 April

On 30 April, just four days after I wrote about the Basement Social Centre in Manchester city centre and said what a unique and absolutely spiffing place it was, a huge fire ripped through a building to the rear of it. (more…)


Filed under: Buildings,Documentary,Manchester — GS @ 11:14 am
Tuesday 10 April 2007

Posterior Vitreous Detachment — update

A surprising number of people have found my blog when searching for ‘posterior vitreous detachment’, after I wrote about what had happened to me. So I thought I would do an update. I’ll tell you up front that it is relatively good news.

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Filed under: Health — GS @ 12:33 pm
Sunday 18 March 2007

Posterior Vitreous Detachment

A week ago yesterday I awoke to find I had a large black ‘floater’ in my right eye. It was like a daddy-long-legs at a window. As I moved my eye, it leapt around — sometimes in the opposite direction. It was disturbing… But I wear contact lenses and I thought maybe I had a slight eye infection.

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Filed under: Health — GS @ 7:01 pm
Sunday 25 February 2007

Some goodies from the computer shop

I’ve been having a few issues lately reading discs in my NEC DVD rewriter. So the choice was spend £10 on a cleaning disc that might not fix the problem. Or buy a new drive for £16.53 (plus VAT). So I bought the NEC AD-5170A-01.

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Filed under: Net & technology — GS @ 2:53 am

Manchester FlashMob pillow fight, Albert Square (video)

Footage of the incredible pillow fight that happened in Manchester’s Albert Square at 2pm on 23 December 2006. Watch a clip on YouTube. And many more if you search for Manchester pillow fight.

Photos here.


Filed under: Fun,Manchester — GS @ 1:14 am
Friday 23 February 2007

‘Planet’ steam locomotive (video)

On Sunday, after seeing the Chinese dragon, I went to The Museum of Science and Industry, where I shot this short video. On certain dates and holidays they have steam train rides.

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Filed under: History,Manchester,Science,With video — GS @ 1:41 am
Thursday 22 February 2007

Chinese New Year celebrations, Manchester (video)

I bought a new digital camera on Friday (more about that coming soon) and I went out to test it on Sunday. The Chinese New Year parade was just beginning as I walked up Princess Street, so I shot this video.

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Filed under: Manchester,With video — GS @ 11:03 pm
 
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