Archive for July, 2011

1983-2011

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

1981-2011

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

I can’t help feeling that things will never be the same again with the ending of the shuttle program. The era of big US publicly funded space projects is over and the modernist imagery which can trace its lineage back to the Third Reich will be supplanted by corporate logos, lean pared down ground support operations and a wholly more functionalist approach to space. It’s the privatisation culture finally going cosmic. Testament I suppose to the success of the pioneers that space technology is now sufficiently reliable to be commoditised in this way.

Finally, a shot of Atlantis, post-landing and its virtual equivalent from Google Earth. I tracked this last mission for most of its journey these last days via the amazing real time telemetry stream that NASA supplied for Google Earth. FAB.

Good riddance

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Yawn

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Annoying tossers on trains and buses drivelling into their mobile phones.
Annoying tossers in shops drivelling into their mobile phones.
Annoying tossers in the street drivelling into their mobile phones.
Annoying tossers checking their mobile phones when they arrive / depart / shift in their chair / fart / breathe.
Annoying tossers talking about their new mobile phone or their unsatisfactory mobile phone company / contract or the mobile phone they want to get and are planning their life around getting like it is some sort of life goal which is actually important to them. Tossers.
Phone hacking. Take an axe to the bleedin lot of em.
Annoying tossers who say ‘end of’.
Annoying tossers who say ‘end of’, ‘dude’, ‘awesome’ etc into their mobile phones in the street / on buses and trains / in shops. THIS IS NOT AMERICA. YOU ARE NOT AMERICAN. OR JAMAICAN. SPEAK PROPERLY.
That is all. End of.