Category: Thoughts

  • 80s computer games I remember

    When I think about it, I can remember more games I used to play on my Commodore 64 than I expect to.  Here’s what I’ve managed to recall.

  • Britain’s only large-scale wind turbine manufacturer to close

    Vestas, the wind turbine manufacturing plant in Newport on the Isle of Wight is set to close this week despite a government pledge only hours earlier to build a green economy. There is a Friends of the Earth campaign about it here, urging the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills to save the […]

  • Queues

    While I was waiting in a queue at the Post Office, I was remembered something I thought while waiting in a queue on the phone to BT.  If there are fewer people serving at the desks or answering the phones and more people in the queues, and this becomes the norm, the people queueing will […]

  • Ecofont

    This is a font called Spranq Eco Sans, based on Vera Sans.  The idea is that the little circular holes in the lines making up the letters can save up to 20% of the ink used for printing it out. I think the idea is to get people to think about how much ink they […]

  • Super-8 cine film conversion methods

    We have some old Super-8 cine film reels and have been looking around at places that will convert it to something newer e.g. DVD.  It looks like there are two main methods: Frame-by-frame conversion, where each frame is scanned separately and the frame rate adjusted by occasionally doubling frames.  This seems to be quite expensive! […]