by Garethin General1 commentstags: Apple, design, stuff, t-shirt
Okay… Weird headline… Sounds a bit random stream of consciousness I know. Sorry but couldn’t think of a better ‘short’ way of putting it. Think I may have to treat myself to one of these for the summer…A funky t-shirt off the Red Bubble website – by a Brighton designer called Roger – featuring a skull made out of two sets of Mac keyboards.The white keys come from an extended white Mac keyboard; the black keys were taken from the original iMac.To check it out in full, or indeed to go buy it, you should click here… Okay – since I started writing that, I succumbed to temptation and bought it.Feel much better for doing so. You probably should too… Spotted on Cult of Mac
by Garethin General1 commentstags: animals, design, diagram, London, map, stuff, tube, underground
I had one of those random synaptic firings after I posted the piece on TFL’s “Departure Boards” web tool – which reminded me of the excellent Animals On The Underground website. If you’ve never encountered this, it’s a bundle of fun – and something you too can have fun with if you have a copy of the Underground diagram and a pencil…Basically people have found the shapes of all kinds of animals in the lines of the London Underground as they’re displayed on Harry Beck’s ‘Diagram’ – or ‘map’ as it’s lazily referred to.A few years back there were very few animals – I believe a guy called Paul Middlewick was the initiator of all this, but it seems to have blossomed more recently, and there’s a whole page of them here…And they’ve also got some cool merchandise, which helps fund IFAW.
by Garethin General0 commentstags: fun, google maps, London, street view, stuff, Technology
Cool / weird trick of the day… Click on this link to go to Google Maps, or alternatively try putting ’54 Great Russell St, Camden Town’ into the Google Maps page… Then click on “Street View”. Street View, it would appear, is not only an intrusion into privacy but also some kind of portal into an alternate universe.
by Garethin General0 commentstags: formula one, fun, lewis hamilton, rant
Lewis Comes Back Down To Earth Although I tend to label myself an ex-F1 Fan nowadays, I must admit that I’ve found myself watching a bit of racing this season. I’d have probably watched a bit more if most of the Sepang race hadn’t taken place under cover of tarpaulins on a monsoon-hit main straight in the dark. But nonetheless it *has* been kind of entertaining. Apart from the continuing fairytale of Brawn GP, one of the funniest – yet also hugely grating – things has to be continuing disintegration of the sainthood of Saint Lewis Hamilton. And his outburst following today’s Spanish GP just continued to confirm the kind of driver McLaren can be so proud of, repeatedly bitching about the car again and again.I don’t think I’ve encountered such a prissy whinge since my mum last read me “The Princess And The Pea”. And I wasn’t too impressed by the attitude then either… In my decades following F1, I’ve continued to see pretty much all drivers – and certainly all the best drivers – intimately involved with the development of their machinery; ever more so as F1 technology became more and more sophisticated. Guys such as Schumacher and […]