I love this photo from Tom Jenkins’ best of 2012. Getting the olympic rings in the visor is a terrific capture.
Have had this half-baked idea for an open source recipe timer protocol.Eh? Let me explain. People would tag up recipes with start times and
durations of each step of preparation in a standard way. Then anyone could create apps to read those recipes and present them
in a useful way. Eg, imagine a timer app that read a “roast lunch” recipe. It might use
the tagged timing data to give you cues in real time what to do: Boil the kettle
Put fat in tray
Take the sprouts out
Add the stock The benefit is that it would be much easier than following a recipe
that requires you to calculate all the timings backwards from ready –
such an app would effectively be telling you what to do when. But I imagine other people would create other more useful apps if
recipes were tagged up in a standard way.
Just watched the first Sopranos episode again. It’s something mildly obsessive like my eighth watch-through (albeit over fifteen years).Even though I know the plot well, I get something new out of it every time. The layers and the poignancy are incredible. This first episode alone has to be amongst the greatest hours in all of television.
Screening of the film with orchestra playing along live – and with Philip Glass himself on keyboards.At first a novelty and then increasingly hypnotic; at turns beautiful, disorientating and meditative.
3G on O2
4G on EE
TV and film end credits are vanity listings of the sort that only exist elsewhere in magazines. Who cares who the second cameraman was?