Craftwork

  Wool    Originally uploaded by JamesB. I have a thing about haberdashery, partly related to the last post.  John Lewis is just about the only place left that does it well.  And it does it well but you can’t shop for it online.  I think they figure, quite rightly – that you need to… Read more

Media Consumption: Piecing the bits together…

I had more time than usual this morning to read the papers as I was sat on the 6.10 from Euston to Sheffield for three hours.  Not usually accustomed to reading the Guardian’s online section as I’d mentally discarded it years ago as a bolt-on for the digital illiterate, I found it most interesting –… Read more

US Military and open gazatteer of the world!

Link: NGA: GNS; Names Files of Selected Countries. This is an amazing resource.  The US military has a series of files, open to the public, of every place name in the world [or at least it purports to have – who could check?].  It’s awesome.  It even has the phonetic spellings for place names! Should… Read more

Geo-ogle: Google maps the UK

I’ve tried to find better things to do with my time lately than surfing memes and blogging.  The clement weather has helped – sunshine opens up far more of the world to use.  However, it’s raining again so…. more Google magic as they map the UK, courtesy of navtech.  As an aside Google are  also… Read more

Vimeo or A Funny Thing Happened…

Link: Vimeo – Automatic Movies. I like.  The whole idea of a flickresque front end for video makes even more sense than it does for images because the user tags cover things you cannot see from the screenshot pulled from the first frame.  What would be particularly effective is if someone would timestamp the tags… Read more

Planet Jupiter

Link: Gary Stein: Jupiter Research Advertising Coverage: Focuses for 2005. I’ve only recently come across the blogs at Jupiter, who I’ve always valued as producers of strong research.  But the blogs allow the researchers themselves to give some flavour of where their thoughts are.  Gary Stein, one of the marketing analysts, posts his views on… Read more