I’ve been enjoying taking pics with my phone in Alexandra Palace. You can see many of them in my Good Morning Ally Pally Instagram feed here (instagram link).
A wonderful 2017 surf rock debut, with the sun shining across the rooftops of Whitechapel.
We spent a December evening with some of the old (1990s) Woodford/Loughton/Chingford bunch, at SushiSamba. Same bunch that went to Hereford.
Great gig from BJRP – the Bon Jovi Response Plan* – at Ryan’s Bar in Stoke Newington.
With the sun shining and some Jazz from Esquire Swing, we all met up at Belgique for Fathers Day.
We’ve just held #newsHACK in London, in partnership with Global Editors Network, and including an impressive spread of News organisations.
After a quick chat with Miranda McLachlan at HacksHackersLondon, she kindly invited me in to visit the University, and to meet her MA class in computational journalism.
This is what British summers are all about – festivals with Storytelling, people on stilts, arts & crafts, real ale, barbecues, and bumping into old friends.
We spent a great morning with Dad, at the Lea Rowing Club 2015 Regatta; boats, cakes, coffee, sandwiches, and REAL ROWING RACES.
In Matt Farrar’s absence, I stood in on drums for a BJRP Rehearsal. Great fun – ups and downs, light and shade, and some forgetting of the tunes
At last we got around to visiting James Murphy, George, Laden et al down at the SKY complex in Osterly.
Great gathering this year – Amy, Evelio, Russel, Susan, Alexander are all over in London for Christmas,… plus Virginia & Glenny, Ed & Rumbie, Lori & Fred, and Wendy & I; lots of plans and lots of celebration.
#newsHACK III – Language Technology was a 2 day hack event in London focussed on “Multilingual Automated News Services of the Future”.
This year, we held our News Labs’ Christmas/Festive Asynchronous Workshop at The Queens Head on Acton Street in London. We also had a Jazz Band playing.
Today we demonstrated the “OPTIMAL MEMORY RIG” at the “Digital Economy 2014” conference at Imperial College London. This “Rig” uses BBC Archive clips to trigger an emotional reaction in users, and to measure their “fixation” on topics.
Nice night out with the chaps from Loughton (Adam Drake), Buckhurst Hill (Steve Andrews), Theydon (Andy Matthews), and those who used to be in Woodford (Jim, Ian and I).
We are officially part-way into our 11 tracks of a new album for The Dees. So it seemed right to meet up and discuss strategy.
Sometimes it’s nice to pretend like it was 10 years ago, before the brood, before the busy busy. We had a great night out.
Another amazing tiring, flat-out exhausting demo marathon at MozFest’s 2014 event “Science Fair”. And this year, slightly more bearded men than last year.
Had a great night at Dreambags and in Hoxton. Was planning to meet with Andy Matthews too, but he got stuck at work.