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.
Month: September 2003
This evening was my
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 seem to have
We seem to have a date for the next Brighton Bloggers meetup. It’s going to be on Thursday 2nd October, at Riki Tiks, kicking off from 7pm. Check the blog for any updates, and probably a list of who is planning to be there.
We went to see
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.
We went to see
We went to see The Treason Show at Komedia last night. Its a satirical, topical sketch based show and was pretty funny. It was good to go and see some live comedy again, especially in the lead up to the Brighton Comedy Festival next month.
Oooh it already started
Oooh, it’s already started snowing at Big White (where we’re going snowboarding next year).
I’ve recently done a bit of work with Nigel on the Delphic Consulting website. He did all the pretty bits, I made some dhtml stuff work. We got a write up on Wired Sussex today 🙂
Yesterday was in London
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
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 rant …
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!