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Monday, 15 May 2006

seaside, nights and TV mixups

I've embarked on a set of nightshifts, which has followed a brief but enjoyable family weekend - we drove down to Sussex for the day on Saturday, to spend some time with my mother and sister, and on Sunday afternoon we went for a splash around in the swimming pool (much less dangerous than the tumultuous sea - the red flags were out!)

The photo is of Christopher and Lenni standing on the balcony of the newly refurbished De La Warr Pavilion, which also included an exhibition of Erich Mendelsohn's other designs.

Now, though, I'm trying to adapt to a nocturnal lifestyle - it generally takes a couple of days to get used to it, but hopefully by tomorrow, I'll still be able to string a sentence together when the dayshift arrive!

The radio group that owns nearly every major commercial station in the UK (GCap) has finally started podcasting to the masses. You can find their offerings, which range from films to fishing, at creationpodcasts.com.

Most notable is the republishing of Kenny Everett's bizarre and amusing Captain Kremmen shows that have recently been aired on BBC7. Well worth a listen!

Still with the the world of broadcasting - if you've not heard about it already, this is an absolute gem of a story. The receptionist at the BBC's TV Centre sent the wrong man in to be interviewed, and a bewildered job applicant ended up on telly... read the story and cringe at the video here: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4774429.stm

There's also an entertaining blog entry from the Guy who never got to have his say: www.newswireless.net/index.cfm/article/2708.

Back in January, I mentioned a virtual on-line world called Second Life. Well, with all the advances in technology, it's not much of a surprise that the BBC have made an appearance in this alternative universe, too - here's a news story (news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4766755.stm) about how they're putting on virtual rock concerts for the inhabitants... clever huh?

Link of the day:

Posted by james at May 15, 2006 8:48 PM

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