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Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Taxi ride

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Last week outside Chicago.

Posted by bigblue on 25/05/2011 at 08:21 AM
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Sunday, 22 May 2011
Snow on the Rockies

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As seen from the valley.

Posted by bigblue on 22/05/2011 at 09:18 PM
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Saturday, 21 May 2011
Love nature?

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Go out, buy a rifle, shoot it. Impatient? Not a good shot? Automatic rifles also available.

Posted by bigblue on 21/05/2011 at 03:44 PM
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Friday, 20 May 2011
Late last night

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My colleague has a good poker face but her hand is weak.

Posted by bigblue on 20/05/2011 at 02:33 AM
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Friday, 30 January 2009
The Mile-High Light Show



From Cities Glowing Under a Night-time Sky by Ettubrute:

On my night time flight back to SF from Amsterdam, I noticed that the lights from cities were making the clouds glow. Really spectacular and ethereal - it was really seeing the impact of urban environments from a different perspective. Each glow or squiggle represents one town or city!

Luckily the flight was half empty, so I was able to set up an improvised stabilizer mound made up of my bags, pillows, and blankets for my camera to sit on.

We were around the midwest at the beginning of the clip, and there were fewer cities once we hit the rockies. the bridge at the end is the san mateo bridge.

Technique: 1600iso; beginning - 1 (30sec) exposure / 45secs, end - 1 (4sec) exposure / 10 secs; total elapsed time: around 3 hours?

Equipment used: Nikon D300 (interval shooting mode), Tokina 12-24mm.

Music: Bloc Party - Signs

Via Guardian: The Mile-High Light Show

Posted by bigblue on 30/01/2009 at 11:22 AM
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Thursday, 22 January 2009
Barack and Michelle Obama do WHAT together?



No comment. Via Children of a Lesser Blog.

Posted by bigblue on 22/01/2009 at 08:11 PM
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Thursday, 15 January 2009
Six Nations Tour of 2008

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I did a six nations tour last year. No, not the rugby (which I watched from my armchair). I did a tour as illustrated in the photos above, from left to right and top to bottom (no pun intended) of: Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark, the USA, Czech Republic.

What you can’t appreciate from the photo is how tall and elegant the heart-shaped urinals from Sweden are. They won the six nations competition for 2008. Second place went to Czech Republic for the funky ambience. Third place went to Denmark for the automatic flush sensor on the urinals. Fourth place went to Germany for the individual flush-buttons on the urinals (I’m not sure how hygenic these are). Joint last place went to France (lack of seating) and USA (you can’t tell from the photo but this toilet is so low it was built for a mini-me).

Posted by bigblue on 15/01/2009 at 07:06 AM
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Sunday, 16 November 2008
How not to serve beer

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One of the easiest ways to ruin a perfectly good draft Belgian beer would be to serve it with a wedge of orange on top. Why would anyone want to do that?

Posted by bigblue on 16/11/2008 at 05:55 PM
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