All entries for March 2006

March 27, 2006

Photos: Holga 120

Here are the results of the first roll which Fleur and I shot on our brand new Holga:

Not quite a friend, but a Holga

These ones shot by Fleur:

Holga #1

Holga #2

Holga #3

Holga #4

And these by me:
Holga #5

Holga #6

Holga #7

Holga #8


Photos: Fisheye shots from Larne

A few more photographs for all of you discerning blog types!

These ones were taken in the magnificently grim town of Larne on old Mr. Fisheye…

Larne

Larne #1

larne #2


March 24, 2006

It's been a year…

Follow-up to true story from Talking Behind the Psychic's Back

Me

Bit of an in-joke for you there… Ha ha ha.. whew!


March 23, 2006

A horse in a car

Following a request by Fleur, here is a picture of a horse in a car. No further comments necessary, although it's a pretty cool horse.

Pony


March 12, 2006

Beat That Vice

Wow. Truly an unbelievable piece of wisdom for you today, quoted verbatim from last month's OCSET magazine. How I love OCSET and its manically spiralling control freakery.

'Beat that Vice'
The code for any craving is stored like a computer programme in your brain. You weren't born addicted to cigarettes or chocolate bars, so you can 'un-learn' your vice, says Paul McKenna. This technique enables you to reset your brain's software by tapping on acupuncture points in a set sequence.

1. Focus on the subject of your craving and rate it from 1 to 10.
2. Think about your craving. Using two fingers, tap ten times firmly above one of your eyes, then under the eye, then on your collarbone, then in your armpit. Now tap on the back of your other hand, between the knuckles of your ring finger and your little finger.
3. Close your eyes. Keep tapping between those two fingers. Open your eyes. Look down to the right, then look down to the left.
4. Keep tapping, and rotate your eyes around 360 degrees clockwise, then 360 degrees anti-clockwise.
5. Still thinking about your craving, hum the first few lines of 'Happy Birthday' out loud. This creates activity in the right side of the brain to help the exercise take hold.
6. Count out loud from 1 to 5, and, again, hum 'Happy Birthday' out loud.
7. Repeat the beginning of the sequence, up to tapping under your armpit.
8. Now stop, and rate your craving again. If it hasn't gone, repeat the sequence until it does. Repeat it whenever you feel the urge to indulge. You may be surprised at the result!

Yes, very good. In conclusion, then – you may not have any more cravings, but you will be an obsessive compulsive loon who terrifies small children.


March 11, 2006

Aaaand a few more pics

These ones are from a trip to Belfast when I was at home a week or so ago, all taken on my nifty little Fisheye camera!

Ulster bank

Town

Chintz

Town clock

H+W cranes

Factory

Holy Shop!

Holy Shop!

Mary


More pics!

Some more pics…these are the result of last week's trip to the wonderfully ugly Northern Irish town of Larne. This is the first film I've had developed from my ancient Praktica.

Bike

Boat

Flats

More flats


More New York pics

Hello, hello! A few more pics then, this time from an old film I discovered which turned out to be from last year's trip to New York. Feedback appreciated as always, and if anyone wants higher resolution versions of any of these pics for whatever reason, please let me know!

Brownstone

Liberty

Liberty

Lights

Madison Ave

Skyline 1

Skyline 2

Tenement

Tenement 2

Greenwich Village


March 08, 2006

I love the smell of flaming in the morning

>To: Eimear
>Subject: your crazy (Via 'Talking Behind the Psychic's Back')
>Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2006 20:19:39 +0000 (GMT)
>

>just because you do not prefer art from impressionism on up to cubism, does not mean that the art is crap. think about if you had poured your heart and soul into something just to have someone turn around and call it crap. obviously you do NOT know what these particular movements in art were about. you are an insult to the art society and i greatly wish you to stop the awful labeling you have used

Ahh, nothing like some stupid flaming to start the day…


March 06, 2006

Help help help PLEASE

A recent update on my ridiculous website situation and a plea for help.

I'm supposed to be editing the website www.folklifestudies.org.uk, which is hosted by some charlatan of a company which shall remain nameless – upon logging into the company site, I have no option to edit my website. Firstly, I was advised to edit it using FileZilla, which doesn't work. Then, I was advised to edit it using FTP via a web browser, which doesn't work – I can see the HTML files and save them, but I can't figure out any way to edit them. Being a pleb, I decided to try using FrontPage, but, predictably, that doesn't work either. On my seventeenth call to the Charlatan Co. helpdesk I was advised that FrontPage etc. wouldn't work on the website as it was hosted by a Linux platform (I don't know what that means) and that I needed to switch it to Windows. Okay, I said, do that. Now, however, I've received another email from the helpdesk idiots telling me that to switch the site to Windows will 'break' it and that I need to use Dreamweaver to edit the site, which costs hundreds of pounds. All of this, as you can see, is INCREDIBLY FUCKING ANNOYING. So, please help me. Does anyone know if it's possible to switch a website from Linux (what?) to Windows (comfortingly familiar) without 'breaking' it? And, if not, what the hell is Linux and can I edit a website on it without spending a zillion pounds on Dreamweaver?

PLEASE HELP ME FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS HOLY

Thanks!


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