Even though I tend to stick away from my MotoGP geekdom and nerdity on this blog, there’s times where it seems right to let the odd post slip through.
I’ve just completed the first in a set of 2009 Alvaro Bautista desktop wallpapers which hopefully bring stylings and treatments on a big step from last year, whilst remaining stuffed with my basic design DNA.
The first one is now available for download, and comes in 1440×900 and 1280×800 widescreen options… A lush, deep and grungy treatment, finished off with a cracking action photo from the Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi, and a discreet rack of sponsor logos. I’ve tried to make the composition totally appropriate for both Mac and Windows desktop layouts.
Click here for the downloads…
h2g2 is ten years old…
To go see it and to find out more about Life, The Universe, and Everything, click here – or to find out more about the late great Douglas Adams click here…
Taken on the iPhone, early this morning at work.
What the hell happened to all that beautiful weekend sun?
“Life on this planet has been a constant chain of cataclysms and extinctions. It is obvious that we are going to be next.”
Legend Werner Herzog keeping things rosy in this excellent little piece in the New Statesman magazine, promoting his new film, Encounters at the End of the World, which opens in the UK today.
(*I know which one I’d rather be stuck in a lift with…)
Although I’m not anything approaching a ‘Trekkie’ or whatever the term is, there’s no doubt I’m a bit of a geek. And to be honest I’m kind of looking forward to the new Star Trek film.
Hanging off the edge of its release are many articles and bits of feature writing – like this quite good one in the Indy about Vulcans, and how they are a superior species to us. Although of course they’re not superior, since they don’t actually exist; something which surely has to be considered as a drawback in any species really…
It also discusses the concept of creating fictional races in sci-fi, and how they can be very human-like, or utterly horrifying (although they fail to mention how Jar-Jar Bloody Binks strangely manages to fit into both categories…)
It’s also worth the read, if only for Patrick Moore’s priceless quote:
“There isn’t a planet Vulcan, of course, otherwise I would have observed it.”