Monday, January 10, 2011


I'm no longer updating this blog, but have a browse, there are some interesting bits and pieces ...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hearts & Minds

One of my current projects is for Learning through Landscapes - the UK's school grounds charity. Hearts & Minds has been exploring ways of working with secondary schools to engage pupils with heritage, in their own terms and throught their own ideas.

It's been wonderful meeting the wide range of bright children, and taking or collating photographs of them and their projects. I've learned a massive amount too. About various heritage things, about children, and about myself. A couple of photos seem to illustrate all three ...

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Friday, September 05, 2008

Self-education at primary ages fascinating

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Delicious Latest Wanderings

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Wednesday, May 07, 2008


  1. Institute of Hazard and Risk Research - Durham University

  2. Wild Wood Theatre

  3. Personalised Gifts, Photo Gifts, Photo Prints, Photo Canvas, Photo Books, Bags, Anniversary, Baby Gift Ideas

  4. The Manival #1 | The Art of Manliness

    A collection of humorous how to be a man blog posts

  5. Sheep Poo Paper

  6. Home : Eudemonic

  7. Accueil - Samba en France

  8. Home | School of Everything

  9. Food waste - - Tips and recipes to reduce food waste - Love Food Hate Waste

  10. Mass Observation Archive | Recording everyday life in Britain



  1. Soho Sally

  2. The Genographic Project - Human Migration, Population Genetics, Maps, DNA - National Geographic

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  4. The History of Visual Communication

  5. BBC - Celtic Connections - What's On

  6. Beyond Bullet Points Online

  7. Add Custom Watermark to Images, Free. Protect Your Photos and Images - PicMarkr

  8. What the World Eats, Part I - Photo Essays - TIME

  9. Open Source Living


Monday, April 28, 2008

Where do they find the time?

Having been living a rather 'time and space'-disrupted work-life balance kind of thing over the past few years, I'm attracted to articles like this that explore such things on a larger scale. A much larger scale. How much TV do US viewers watch each year? 200 billion hours! How much freely donated time does Wikipedia represent? 100 million hours! That's where we find the time.

Here Clay Shirky shares a recent speech to a web-professional audience, combining Gin, TV and Cognitive surplus. It's an easy and fascinating read ...

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Friday, March 14, 2008

A change of IT

Over the past two months various elements of my IT materiel have popped their clogs. Sometimes in dramatic hollywood style, sometimes quietly. All events have proved traumatic eventually, not to mention costly.

But now, as I believe, perhaps naively, that I'm coming out of the woods, I am looking at a nifty little laptop plugged into a decent scale desk-top set up. Together with an elderly, wobbly, but hopefully resistant older laptop for older programs and the rest of the family. I also have a working hard-disk back-up system going at last. Alas not quite quickly enough to prevent the worries of a hard disk failure, but again, I'm optimistic that I'll get the data off that in the next couple of weeks. Or at least a friendly company will get it off for me.

I had dreamed about a Mac powerbook, or perhaps even migrating to opensource, but have stuck with Windows and Toshiba this time. Wish me luck.

So, all that being by way of excuses for posting nothing for two months, I hope to be back here more often from now on.

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