Archive for May, 2009

This way, please

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Just saw this on We Love Nice Things – I’ll be keeping an eye out for it when I’m in town later this week.

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Ooooooooh…

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Although my cosmological knowledge is limited to being able to hum Monty Python’s “The Galaxy Song”, this is undeniably pretty:

Notes From The Settee

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

So, I’m at home on an unnanounced flying visit, attempting a blog post through my PSP(!) and some wi-fi. A slow process considering the lack of keyboard, but I’m not the language-mangling kind. No “omg psp blog lol” for me.

No HTML for me either, as I’ve just discovered the PSP keyboard doesn’t have angle brackets. (Oh no, hang on – it does, hidden under [shift] in a sea of diacritical marks.)

But I digress. The settee is comfortable, and the experience of coming home is akin to a warm bath. About as wet, too, as the heavens have predictably opened to wash away my hopes of a quick hop around some quarries later.

Still, there’s a kettle on the boil and a roast in the oven. Now if you excuse me, I’m off to watch the bluetits nesting in the garden.

Born in the 80s, Pt. 1

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

After spending more time than is healthy listening to .977 and Radio Nigel, I thought I’d share some of my intimate knowledge of the 80s best/worst pop productions.  So whack on those rose-tinted spectacles and neon pop-socks and head back with me to the land time should have forgot…

Martika – Toy Soldiers

(Peter Schilling, Hazell Dean and more after the jump!) (more…)

Phil’s Washing Machine Saga, Pt. II

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

indesit2…and so, we return to the continuing low-water mark of Shinypixel life that is the lack of laundry luck in the world of netizen Phil.

Tense developments abounded after a new handle arrived from the bowels of an Indesit warehouse.  Whether through cackhandedness of co-ordination or subtleties of shape, it just didn’t seem to fit.

By early afternoon today, it didn’t look good…  Tensions were running high:

hopefully me dad can fix the new handle on cos i’ve given up

The air hung heavy with atmosphere and Lenor for a couple of hours.  Then:

fixed!

successfully opened the door after a load as well!

A happy ending for all concerned.

On a related note, Anthony notes that if Phil was in America, this is very unlikely to have happened, as most washing machines in the US are top-loading.  Something I certainly didn’t know, and if you’ve bothered to read down this far, then hopefully you’ve learned something too!

Got anything tedious I can write about?  Let me know at rik at shinypixel dot co dot uk!