It’s a simple error to make I assume. I work in the dark and, as a consequence, am often scarcely getting up at midday. At the time of writing, it is just gone 4AM (and I don’t expect to get asleep for a minimum one more hour). So, I groggily say goodbye to my girlfriend as she gets up for work at 7AM after which I doze until about 10.30 or 11.00, before getting up and planning to work on my ‘fun’ campaigns like web comics, novels and attending web literature seminars. Continue reading
As its launch in 2004, ‘Facebook’ has made it as an enormous success story, albeit not one without controversy. Plenty of controversy. But I am not here to discuss that. I’m here to tell you a little about social networking and why it is a welcome addition to any Smart TV.
In some ways taking off through the now forgotten ‘Myspace’ and the plethora of imitators it left in its wake, Facebook emerged as champion of those social networks, (until the next one comes along, that is). Facebook has occupied the Web with a clever exploitation of these three ever-reliable ideas: Continue reading
Yearly on Halloween, my flat is radiant with creepy excitement as I join my sustained-suffering girlfriend (plus a little collection of friends) for the night of classic horror films. The usual suspects all get an excursion, (similarly ones we have consistantly watched), like the original F.W Murnau ‘Nosferatu’, ‘The Shining’, ‘Ring’ (The Hideo Nakata version, obviously) and others still.
Clutching tightly on out bowls of popcorn or bags of candy, many of us gather round and try to get worked up about movies we have viewed a billion times previous. Continue reading
Today, as in the very moment you read this, I’m sure that somebody, somewhere out there across the great landscapes that structure planet Earth, has a conversation about what they like best: Television on the Internet.
It’s a noteworthy query, in fact. The primary difference between the 2 (as both are mainly sedentary, linking staring at a display for an extended time frame) is that web browsing is an energetic (or preferably, interactive) activity, whereas TV is mostly a passive one. Continue reading
Harking back to time of GCSE science, I tend to think of the term ‘application’ generally meaning ‘practical usage’ as a exceptionally irritating section of these seemingly countless worksheets we had to pack out, now so we could set fire to a bit. The ‘application’ part was the spot where you needed to say what (if any) world, useful value your experiments had, which, as it seems, wasn’t usually a great deal in my case. I recall a classmate pretty maliciously soaking a spider in hydrochloric acid once, but I doubted, even at age fifteen and 3 quarters, that it would become a well-liked form of pest control. Continue reading