We went to see Whale Rider this afternoon at the Duke of Yorks. A beautiful, moving film, and served to the accompaniment of free Ben and Jerrys ice cream. What could be better. Big thanks to the Vic, Kaye, Jeremy and Rachel for recommending it to us.
This evening was my first visit of the year to the Brighton and Hove Camera Club. Our speaker this evening was John Devenport showing prints on the theme of “Monochrome Images”. Some of them were very impressive, although I must be honest and say that he showed far too many photos for my taste – by the end of the evening I was suffering with a numb bum – one of the perils of sitting on the cheap seats at the back of the room. Despite that a very inspiring presentation, and it has made me want to go and get the camera out and start taking some more photos.
We went to see Calendar Girls last night, and were very amused by it. I took a look at the official site this morning and am really amused by the amount of air brushing that has gone on with the main picture… I mean, really, the idea of this film is that a group of wrinklies get their kit off for a charity calendar – it’s not meant to be that glam.
Oooh, it’s already started snowing at Big White (where we’re going snowboarding next year).
Yesterday I was in London for Modular 2003, which I think is fair to summarize as a conference for music geeks to talk shop. The photos are from the “Analog Modular Room Installation”, but I also managed to catch some interesting talks: improvising swarms, artificial music, a demo from Clavia and some whacky ideas for new instruments.
Blueeyes Magazine // Issue 04 has a couple of photo essays remembering September 11th 2001. Some of the photos are ones I’ve seen before, some are new. All are impressive.
And another M$ rant… I’m using SQL Server, and I want to (programatically) change the next identity for a new record in a table. So, I use the DBCC CheckIdent command. If no records have ever been inserted into the table, then I use DBCC CheckIdent ([tablename], RESEED,[number I want the next record to have]). However, if records have been inserted then I need to use DBCC CheckIdent ([tablename], RESEED, [number I want the next record to have] +1). What a load of pants!