Found ourselves in Nashville for a long weekend again, both Friday and Saturday this time. Last time we were impressed by Heath Haynes on the Saturday night and they were pretty good again, if a little different atmosphere due to fewer fans packed into Layla’s Bluegrass Inn, and the distraction of Hallowe’en fancy dress. (Had […]
Entries from October 2007
14 October 29, 2007 at 9:00pm by Psybertron
0 October 24, 2007 at 8:54pm by Psybertron
Then order books-by-the-foot you need to fill those shelves with the impression you wish to create. Real I think, but possibly just a gimmick (?) to get you to their real bookstore-front. Another from Rivets.
0 October 24, 2007 at 8:38pm by Psybertron
Brilliant. I had to smile that the webly-wise Rivets (from whence I got the link) initially thought this was for real. (Worth a browse around.)
1 October 23, 2007 at 9:42pm by Psybertron
Just spent an emotional 2 hours solid watching and listening to You-Tube recordings of Rory Gallagher from 1968 right up until his last recorded appearances in 1994. Some rock stars achieve legendary status through their “lifestyle” death, but Rory was a legendary no-nonesense talent that sadly died on 14 June 1995. Only saw him twice, Newcastle in ’73 […]
0 October 23, 2007 at 7:01pm by Psybertron
Same difference. (Also via Rivets)
0 October 23, 2007 at 6:58pm by Psybertron
They’re almost good. Pity it would donate $20 to the cause to buy one (or several). Love the diversity, and safety rules and military slogans examples. Unfair, unbalanced and unmedicated IMHO. (Indirectly via Rivets.)
0 October 23, 2007 at 9:11am by Psybertron
“Buckie Tubes” come of age as Cambridge PhD project draws “elastic smoke” of carbon-black into kilometeres of nano-tubule weighing less than a gram – not just strong, but stiffer than diamond too.
0 October 19, 2007 at 1:33pm by Psybertron
Excellent example of In Our Time yesterday. A discussion on “The Arabian Nights“; not an earth shatteringly significant subject you might think, and you might be right about the subject, though (like the programme makers it seems) I had expected some material I could link to “Anecdote” and the power of story telling – is […]
5 October 19, 2007 at 12:10pm by Psybertron
Two current items here. The dawning realisation that less is more – less e-mail equals more / better communication. Management by walking around, water-cooler conferences, walk-over or pick-up the phone and talk …. those were topical learning points even back when I did my MBA 20 years ago. Unrelated except for the word “less”, is […]
0 October 19, 2007 at 11:44am by Psybertron
Continuing the re/evolution thread. Interesting to note that today 19th October is the anniversary of the third crash of the DeHavilland Comet in 1954 – the one where subsequent investigations positively identified metal-fatigue as a result of detail design flaws as a limiting factor in aerospace and other metal structure designs. Equally interesting to note […]
2 October 17, 2007 at 9:45pm by Psybertron
Strange pattern of page hits today. My overall hit-rate is about half (1200/month) what it was a year ago, but today in two separate hours around 4pm and 7pm this evening I had page hits at a rate almost 20 times the average hourly rate. More than 120 hits an hour all via “StumbleUpon” all […]
0 October 17, 2007 at 8:41pm by Psybertron
And of course it occurred to me that the reason I was thinking about evolution in that inclusive sense was probably that Alan Rayner’s “Inclusional Research” web-site and forum had just gone live and I was browsing around it last night. Alan’s take on evolution from his inclusional perspective he calls “natural inclusion” rather as […]
1 October 17, 2007 at 8:30pm by Psybertron
Today’s Thinking Allowed included a debate about whether revolutions were inevitable and necessary to really progressive change. Plenty of discussion as to whether the downside of revolution was forever tainted by the totalitarian aftermath of the Russian communist revolution and whether the other revolutions had really created lasting change that was any different than would […]
0 October 15, 2007 at 8:11pm by Psybertron
Well I liked this anyway. Can’t recall which blog trail I followed to get to them – sorry, but – somewhere along the same trail I came upon “The Complete Beatles” via Learning to Share.
1 October 15, 2007 at 7:19pm by Psybertron
Just an excuse to post this economics news story link. Here in Huntsville, Alabam, the cultivated area outside the ‘burbs is nearly all cotton fields, and even in the year or two we’ve been here, we’ve seen them gradually being ploughed over for housing development. Those who’ve been here ten years or more tell us most of […]
3 October 12, 2007 at 9:35pm by Psybertron
This film came out in June this year, and Alice sent me a link recently. I normally run a mile at conspiracy theories, preferring coincidence, cock-up and “passive self -interest”, but I have to say this three-part story is very interesting, going through several cycles of contradiction and paradox – which is no bad thing. […]
1 October 11, 2007 at 1:25pm by Psybertron
Greg Proops presents a BBC review of Kerouac’s influential 1957 book, with interviews with the survivors. (The 127 foot continuous roll manuscript was real, auctioned recently, but being the product of the single benzedrine trip is apocryphal, apparently – several edits too before publication, already ten years old when first pubished. Interesting that Jack was a […]
17 October 8, 2007 at 6:53pm by Psybertron
Plenty more TEDTalks here. Including the delicious Erin McKean. Next time someone quotes a dictionary definition at me as part of an argument, I will be pointing them at this one. And given that I’ve recently reported on reading “Breaking The Spell”, here is a link to Dan Dennett speaking on dangerous memes – ideas […]
0 October 8, 2007 at 6:19pm by Psybertron
This is from 2005 but a good excuse to update the link to TED.
0 October 8, 2007 at 6:07pm by Psybertron
RTFM Think I’ve seen this before, but picked-up this link from Anecdote.
0 October 8, 2007 at 1:25pm by Psybertron
…. well, to fill the turbine hall anyway ?