I know, I know, life/work overtook me and this site fell into disrepair but 10 years and over 10,000 posts was a lot to keep running.
I know people still hit the site all the time and I still get emails asking when we will return sooo… I’m thinking of doing a lite version of the site possibly based around twitter – anyone interested can follow me on Twitter and if I get a few followers then I’ll start posting some links on there – you know what to expect…
If anyone is still watching this blog then I must apologise for the sudden lack of posts a few weeks/months ago.
Contrary to popular opinion I’m not dead despite all of the emails asking me if I am (how was I supposed to answer those if I were dead?)
The boring answer is a mixture of Jury Service, being transferred to a new company (5 times in 10 years now!), holiday (Anglesey, thanks for asking – it was surprisingly brilliant), the site being f**ked up by my hosting company, illness (root canal work), lots and lots of work which left me too exhausted to think about posting things and no time to research posts and to be honest a complete lack of incentive – I’ve been doing this site for over 10 year now and have made over 10,000 posts. I’ve loved doing this site and really appreciate the help I’ve had from our posters (Carloz, Al, Doug et al) and from our readers (particular thanks to ted, Imran, Kim Kinslow, Channon, Our kid and Dan P for their regular suggestions – I read and love them all but I’m awful about replying to mails!).
I’m not quite sure what to do now – I don’t want to stop and I don’t have the time at the moment to do much on it myself. I’m open to suggestions and would consider opening up the posting abilities to anyone who fancies posting themselves but in the meantime I’m taking a break after 10 long years of posting the best of the internet for your delectation. If any of you remember what the internet was like 10 years ago you’ll know how hard it was to find good content! Thank you for reading this far – we might be back, who knows….
I’ve read the stories, I’ve seen the plans and I’ve heard the rumours but I’ve never seen any modern photos of the Urban Explorers Holy Grail – London’s secret underground 23 mile long Royal Mail train system which ran from 1928 to 2003. As far as I know no -one had managed to crack it and get in for a full exploration…
Until now – sit back and enjoy The Post Office Railway (Mail Rail).
Really loving the ska, 2tone, reggae, soul and rocksteady blog Marco On The Bass. I’ve just spent a very pleasurable 2 hours randomly going through bits of it, reading his very well written and researched articles and watching the supporting youtube videos. I don’t honestly find that many new blogs of interest these days (maybe I’m just a bit jaded) but this one was right up my street. Even if it’s not your kind of music it’s still a very good read indeed. Kudos Marco.
I don’t think it’s too morbid to say that I find it fascinating to check out the Emergency and Disaster Information Service interactive map regularly. As long as none of the events affect me that is. It is a really good tool to see what is happening in the world from outbreaks of meningitis to flash floods or building collapsing. Very thought-provoking indeed.
I was sent this video of Mexican Pointy Boots with the heading I used above – pretty much sums up this weird South American hipster fashion trend.
It’s that time of the year again and ThinkGeek have their usual selection of spoof products including Angry Birds green Pork Scratchings, an edible iPhone case and a Minecraft USB Desktop Nether Portal. The game is to spot which prank products will actually end up being made much like the previous Canned Unicorn Meat and Tauntaun sleeping bag.
What a lovely piece of inspired insanity. Like a live version of one of those quasi-psychedelic 1930′s cartoons.
I’ve long been aware of the phenomenon of ‘Jumping the Shark‘ (an event that neatly demonstrates the exact point that a tv show runs out of ideas) but I hadn’t heard of the opposite to it which apparently is known as Growing The Beard – when tv shows get better. Named for Star Trek TNG’s Commander Riker facial follicle follies.
I was a mere 8 years old when the ZX81 became one of my first objects of desire. My brother and I were lucky enough to have one bought to us and despite assuring our parents that we’d try to use it for educational purposes it was useless for schoolwork. Interesting to note that we both work in IT now though (although neither of use do any form of coding) – I’d like to thank Sir Clive Sinclair for having a significant impact on my life (the C5 sucked though).
I also like Creep and Pable Honey. I hope this guy will let me join his club.
I really hope you can see this link across the world as this audio slideshow of the BBC program Human Planet is breathtaking. The program itself is well worth searching out on torrents if you aren’t in the UK – it has everything you expect from the BBC’s Natural History dept but uses a lot of new technology – I can’t get enough of the last few minutes of each episode where they show how they got a lot of the shots.