Tag: memories

Boys and girls, can you see which way Twitter went?

Nothing says Christmas (in the UK at least) than a pantomime. And nothing says innovating online than successfully holding an online pantomime as a piece of performance art. How about a pantomime on Twitter I hear you say- …traditional wait as you all shout ‘how about a pantomime on Twitter?’ at me… Been there, done that, it was cutting edge in 2008. Jon Bounds recalls the bleeding edge of comedy 2.0:  Looking back at the first Twitpanto, which was organised haphazardly and quickly. It stands out for me that it had no commercial or charitable goal. It was purely for

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Trivial Posts #22: Black Coffee, Bridge Of Spies, And 25

It’s been a busy November, bouncing around Europe, from the Web Summit in Dublin, to hosting the Junior Eurovision Song Contest’s international radio coverage (yes, once more I’m ‘A Eurovision Commentator’, never give up on your mad dreams, kids!). I’ve found some nice things online you might like to read about as well – which is what Trivial Posts thrives on! ‘Ted Drank His Coffee Black…’ Put aside your aeropresses, your hand-ground beans, your exotic steamers, what really drives the world is cheap, bad, coffee. Keith Pandolfi makes the convincing argument: The best cup of coffee I ever had was

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The PSP is leaving the Japanese train station

As Sony retire the PSP in Japan, I look back at one of my favourite PSP franchises. To me, Densha De Go was the PSP. I’ve moved on to the PS Vita now — that was a Day Zero purchase on the strength of the PSP system, and again the long-lasting games are the ones that attract me (notably another Need for Speed, in this case Most Wanted, and Little Big Planet). But if there was one game (indeed franchise) that I think of when the PSP is mentioned, it’s Densha De Go. Read on at Medium.com.

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Will ‘The Black Angel’ unlock my holiday to Guernsey?

Going to see ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ is one of my earliest memories of the cinema. While it is a touch hazy (I was five and a half) I know it was during a family holiday to Guernsey, and we all went in the afternoon. Afterwards, I got a colour changing lightsaber that could be blue, white, or red. Which makes the discovery of ‘Black Angel’, the 25 minute B-feature that preceeded ‘Empire’ all the more intriguing. There’s every chance that this was screened before ‘Empire’ on the Channel Islands, which means it’s somewhere in my head. And it’s coming

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Spellcasting: B.e.h.i.n.d. T.h.e. S.c.e.n.e.s.

With Tim Child (Creator) and Hugo Myatt (Treguard): Some of the teams were tremendous. We had a splendid team of girls who achieved a rare victory by completing their particular themed quest. The one they put under the helmet was a bit of a strider; they guided her towards a door, and she bumped straight into the blue screen. She let out an expletive we didn’t think she’d know at that age. Another team who stayed in a hotel overnight ended up having a punchup. One of them came in the next morning with a lovely black eye, which took

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Waiting to move

I’m sitting in an empty room. It doesn’t matter which room, because they’re all empty. In half an hour, I’ll be handing back the keys to the flat that’s been home for four years. (For those of you not following on Twitter, Facebook and the like, we’ve moved away from "Almost Home" to "Nearly Home" on Foursquare – if you need the new address drop me an email). All the furniture has been shifted (slowly and with hassle!) to the house, the house with the garden, on a quiet cul de sac road, with space for everyone as the years

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