• The Podcast Podcast — a satirical lesson in boring audio formats

    On my walk to work today I was listening to a podcast. I can’t help but think that format isn’t quite right. Here’s a transcript of how not to make a boring piece of audio. With apologies to anyone that makes podcasts — I actually admire and respect your work. Consider this “constructive feedback”, and I hope […]

  • New game: “Daddy, Daddy!”

    Board game idea: "Daddy, Daddy" (Mummy version is also available). It's like snakes & ladders. The aim is to get out of the front door - the last square!

  • Morning work

    I love a bit of typography and page layout early in the morning.

  • Yosemite Dog

    Can anyone else not stop seeing the dog in the default OSX Yosemite background?

  • EXCLUSIVE: New, distributed, off-line social network launches in closed beta!

    First there were blogs which let you write your own messages to the world of any length. Then there was Facebook which let you communicate to just your friends. Then there was Twitter, which let you openly publish messages of 140 characters or less. We here at Wintle Towers have designs of our own. Shunning […]

  • Random Food Vans

    In a vague nod to my newest reader (I think I have two regulars now!), and fellow, though far superior blogger, here’s something that I’m cheekily going to title: “Things Dave probably misses about England #541: Random food vans”. Or possibly Beyond Random Food Vans! Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery so I hope […]

  • Four seasons in one day

    This made me chuckle. Looked up the weather for the days ahead yesterday and came across this view of Monday’s forecast, which pretty much sums up the English weather, by having pretty much every possible weather symbol in the space of 24 hours.

  • Blair leaves – Google says Downing Street has options

    Is it strange coincidence? Or are Google having a laugh? They launch Google Maps for Mobile in the UK on the day that Tony Blair announces that he will resign. The mocked up “screen shot” on Google’s homepage shows “Downing Street – Press 1 for options”. Ho ho…

  • Starting again and…oops!

    So, I’ve been thinking for a while, for a number of reasons, that I’ll start writing again. Mostly to do with new things that I’m discovering. As always, it probably won’t last. I’m feeling a bit rubbish today but was entertained by this error from Google – I’m not sure if you can read it […]