iPod night

iPods plugged into a hi-fi

Switching over the iPods

Year ago Andrew and myself used to make a regular thing of visiting each other armed with a handful of CDs. We’d then spend the evening selecting favourites and recent discoveries. Last week he invited me round his new gaff for a long awaited reprise. Only, in this up-to-date version our dusty CDs where replaced with iPods.

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Offer accepted

The vendor a lovely house in Berkhamsted accepted our offer on Thursday last week. Before too long we should become Berkoids, enjoying the beautiful surroundings! I’m very much looking forward to moving out of the city and having my own garden. Now starts the whole house buying process… wahoo!

The vendor a lovely house in Berkhamsted accepted our offer on Thursday last week. Before too long we should become Berkoids, enjoying the beautiful surroundings! I’m very much looking forward to moving out of the city and having my own garden. Now starts the whole house buying process… wahoo!

Tom Vek

Tom Vek is one of the best raw talents around. Like a British, more rocky Beck, creating a very fresh and funky sound whilst reminding us all how good originality is. I’ve got his album on order and I’m very excited about it. I’ll be watching this guy very closely.

Tom Vek is one of the best raw talents around. Like a British, more rocky Beck, creating a very fresh and funky sound whilst reminding us all how good originality is. I’ve got his album on order and I’m very excited about it. I’ll be watching this guy very closely.

Little iPod jumpers

iPod wears: orange sock; grey beenie; purple roll-neck
iPod wears: orange sock; grey beenie; purple roll-neck

Since buying my iPod about 9 months ago, I’ve wanted to buy a suitable case. Up until now I’ve had my iPod in an old Sony MiniDisc jewel bag. As the damn thing broke and Apple replaced it with a spanking new shiny one, I thought it was time I got something proper to keep scratches at bay.
My iPod’s either in my pocket or in my bag, so I wanted something that would be slim line and also offer a little padding. I’m not keen on the belt clip stuff. iPod’s were designed to fit in your pocket and the bulky cases defeat the object. So I waddled down to the Apple Store in Regent Street and got myself some iPod socks.
At £19 (for a pack of 6), they’re not cheap. Luckily Pete stepped in and when halves with me and somehow picked the rubbish colours – thanks Pete! I think they’re great. They do just what I need them too. Simple yet functional.

Venues finding service

Venues.org.uk logoLast month saw the release of our new project: Venues.org.uk. A free venues finding service. I was responsible for designing a clear and simple user interface with emphasis on the search facility.
I’m happy with the results – all pages validate as transitional XHTML, use logical semantics and contain accessiblilty features. I also believe it’s easy to use. Plus as our reports show, many people are finding it a useful tool too! [I’ll add some stats soon]