Archive for August, 2005
Today I went to the Detling Steam Rally with my parents and my brother who by the way is 14 today, so many happy returns to him.
My dad owns a Morris Minor 8 and a Triumph Stag currently in restoration by himself so we had decided to take the Morris Minor 8 up to the show grounds as an exhibit.
I always used to on these kind of exhibitions and rallies with my dads classic cars and motorbikes but I haven’t had a chance too in the last year or so because I’m normally working on them days, so I was lucky I had the day off from work to go up there with them.
When we were up there my brother took some photos, unfortunately they were taken with my PDA so they aren’t that good of quality but still worth checking out.
Image above: My dad’s Morris Minor 8 Series E. (Larger image)
A selection of images taken:
Videos (right click save target as) Video 1 (17.4 mb)
Video 2 (20.6 mb)
Update (12 may 2006): Videos removed, if you would still like to see them just ask!
Mc Donald’s will soon be introducing its new Toasted Deli Sandwiches to the menu of stores in the UK after trials of the Deli Sandwiches in London made a success, the Deli Sandwiches have already been around in the US and have been making a great success there.
This step is a step towards Mc Donald’s offering more healthy food on the menu and is welcomed my many, however to welcome the new Toasted Deli Sandwiches, Mc Donald’s has had to stop some of there other products, these of which include:
Carrot cake muffins
Fruits of the forest muffins
The flavors of the new Toasted Deli Sandwiches include:
Roast Beef and Mature Cheddar
Cheese, Ham and Pepperoni
All Day Breakfast
Sweet Chilli Chicken
Grilled Veggie Melt
I’ve tried some of them my self on trial and I can say they are actually quite nice!
Today I watched one of the most recent movies to hit the cinemas, it’s called The Island.
I’m not a great film reviewer but I can tell you this now, if you like movies that have a thrill to them then I recommend that you go and see it, I’ve been waiting for months too see it and I know now it was worth while.
For a Great review and some videos check the following links out below.
Russian scientists have invented a computer keyboard where each key has its own tiny video screen.
Every key of the Optimus keyboard is a stand-alone display showing exactly what it is controlling at this very moment.
It means the symbols on the keys can be changed to show different languages or symbols at a stroke.
Every single key of the Moscow-based Art.Lebedev Studio’s all-purpose Optimus keyboard is a 32 times 32 pixel OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display.
The company’s director Artemy Lebedev said:
“The possibilities with our invention are absolutely limitless, just like there are no constraints on using a monitor to display any image on it.”
According to him, the Optimus keyboard will enable the users to switch from the Arabic, Cyrillic or Latin alphabet or HTLM code in a matter of seconds.
But it could also be programmed for the use of any given software, like Photoshop, computer games or music composition programmes.
The keyboard will have an aluminium case and polycarbonate keys and is due to be released on the market in 2006, at the estimated price of about £200.
Image above: Additional block of keys on the left is meant for switching between programs or modes. Image credit: Art. Lebedev Studio
Nike has launched an outdoor campaign to promote its Run London event, which is set to be the capital’s largest ever running event to date.
In terms of numbers, the 45,000-plus participants of Run London means that it could possible exceed the scale of the London Marathon.
The advertising campaign has been created by Wieden & Kennedy London and uses the slogan “I will run a year”, which is intended to communicate that Londoners are more likely to do something if they not only set themselves a goal, but make a pledge.
Outdoor advertising is appearing at a number of sites across the capital, including poster sites, bus sides and Tube ticket barriers. Different executions will carry copy such as “I will challenge any Tom, Dick or Paula”, “I will take the stairs at Covent Garden” and “I will test positive for Rigatoni”.
A digital campaign and CRM programme has also been created by AKQA. The Nike-dedicated runlondon.com website for the event enables more than 45,000 Londoners to register for the run and create their own pledge using the site’s “Pledge Maker”.
The facility enables people to upload a photo of themselves and send an animated version to their friends. Nike will then broadcast the pledges in the window of NikeTown on Oxford Street.
The site also provides users with information on Nike Training Runs, training advice, and how to find the best running shoe. Nike has also tied up with Google Maps so it can direct users to their nearest Nike retailer.
In addition to the weekly training runs in nine locations around the capital, Nike has organised a series of timed 5km runs to help people maintain a running regime over 12 months.
Media planning and buying was handled by MindShare.
I watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) today and I can defiantly say it’s a great film, well worth watching, there’s something in it for everybody.
Cast & Credits
Willy Wonka: Johnny Depp
Charlie Bucket: Freddie Highmore
Grandpa Joe: David Kelly
Mrs. Bucket: Helena Bonham Carter
Mr. Bucket: Noah Taylor
Mrs. Beauregarde: Missi Pyle
Mr. Salt: James Fox
Oompa Loompa: Deep Roy
Veruca Salt: Julia Winter
Violet: Annasophia Robb
Mike Teavee: Jordan Fry
Augustus Gloop: Philip Wiegratz
Dr. Wonka: Christopher Lee
Genre: Fantasy / Adventure / Science Fiction / Musical & Performing Arts
Running Time: 115 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG for quirky situations, action and mild language.
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Tim Burton
The $720m (£397m) Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has just launched into space at the time of 0740 local time (1145 GMT 1243 BST).
This was the probes third attempt of being launched into space after two days of delays with weather troubles and sensor malfunctions.
The probe is on its way to Mars on a four-year mission to map and find water on it; its cameras will be sending back the clearest images we have ever seen of the red planet.
The probe is due to arrive at Mars in March 2007.
I think I was luckily enough to watch today’s launch live and blog about it at the same time as all of this was just before I had to go out to work.
As soon as I hear any major updates on the mission I’ll let you know if not then I’ll be sure to blog about it’s arrival in March 2007.
Image above: NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter launched aboard a Atlas V rocket. Image credit: NASA/KSC
While I was browsing the Web testing the Msn Mobile Beta and other Mobile sites I found out that Msn has also released a version of Msn Spaces for Mobile devices like Pocket PCs, Palms, and mobile phones.
This will be great for bloggers on the go.