hsNW :: (hack space for the NorthWest)

Getting rather excited about the prospect of a “hack space” for the North West of England. Looks like possible events are to be set-up in Liverpool, Manchester and Stockport (at the time of writing). Some discussion at http://groups.google.co.uk/group/NW-hack-space Liverpool specific venues being proposed: [LSC] http://liverpoolsocialcentre.org/ [STATIC] http://www.static-ops.org/complex.htm [CUC] http://www.novasscarman.org/contemporary-urban-centres/ Might be a useful re-cycling point for all the old-techContinue reading “hsNW :: (hack space for the NorthWest)”

"What we've got here is…failure to communicate."

In another retro-viewage session, I’ve re-visited “Cool Hand Luke” an absolute classic of a film from 1967 in which Paul Newman plays a non-conformist rebel… This reminds me so much of the first time I saw this film, with my Dad, as a young boy… Classic quotes like “I can eat 50 eggs.” that myContinue reading “"What we've got here is…failure to communicate."”

Honkchisel or Glossal Frag?

… just re-visited “Nathan Barley” – Chris Morris & Charlie Brooker’s take on the self-obsessed world of the “self-facilitating media node”s of the nu-meeja boom. Genius. Even though it was slated by the critics when released (it was first aired in 2005 – a long time after the early nu-meeja hype had settled) it’s oneContinue reading “Honkchisel or Glossal Frag?”

"thou shalt always kill"

No, not some incitement to murder, just 5 minutes and 18 seconds of pure genius from danlesac & scroobius pip – reminds me of Leftfield/Lydon’s “Open Up” (without the venom) or that Baz Lehrman “Sunscreen” thingy (only 874,000% cooler) Radio 1’s uber-kiwi Zane Lowe introduced me to this epic klingen-klanger as I was suffering myContinue reading “"thou shalt always kill"”