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Monday 11 February 2008

Biggest ever North Sea security operation after woman dreamed about bomb on oil rig

A woman employee on a North Sea oil rig had a disturbing dream that there was a bomb on the rig.

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Filed under: Politics — GS @ 7:02 am
Monday 16 April 2007

Film of ‘The Avengers’ on location in 1966

The British Pathe website has some film of Diana Rigg and Patrick Macnee filming The Avengers, on location at Beaulieu, Hampshire, in 1966.

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Filed under: TV & film — GS @ 3:27 am
Saturday 31 March 2007

The loss of more trees and historic buildings in Manchester city centre

There has been a big drama lately about the area of land on the corner of Princess Street and Whitworth Street, which is just across the canal from the New Union pub in the gay village.

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Filed under: Buildings,Environment,Manchester — GS @ 11:51 pm
Wednesday 28 March 2007

Cowboy opticians and cheap spectacles (hooray)

I could write a book about my bad experiences with opticians over the past twenty-five years.

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Filed under: Health,Shopping — GS @ 1:47 pm
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
Wednesday 7 February 2007

Free painting software

I’ve been looking at some free painting programs. In particular I wanted something that had realistic natural-painting tools (oil, watercolour, crayon, pencil, airbrush, pastels) to use with my graphics tablet.

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Filed under: Net & technology — GS @ 9:58 am
Thursday 24 August 2006

Greg Palast on ‘The Fear Factory’

I’m going to tell you something which is straight-up heresy: America is not under attack by terrorists. There is no WAR on terror…

Greg Palast on why fear sells better than sex and how The War on Terror is the Weapon of Mass Distraction. Read it here.

Greg Palast’s investigative reports appear on the BBC, in The Guardian and in Harpers. However, research costs money and he ‘ain’t too proud to beg‘.

Work in progress includes:

1. The untold story of the New Orleans flood.
2. Shoplifting your vote: November 2006 fix.
3. The next oil war.
4. [Confidential.]


Filed under: Politics — GS @ 7:57 am
 
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