Wednesday, 18 November 2009

I've moved

to here

Friday, 14 August 2009

Run Melbourne 2009

Run Melbourne 2009 , originally uploaded by davstar8.

10KM time: 50.10m

Monday, 6 July 2009

Love this


Wednesday, 17 June 2009

A familiar face visits

Monday, 25 May 2009

Google Maps movie locations

On Total Film, They have compiled a list of cool movie locations from Street View in Google Maps. I've visiting some for myself below can you guess which film these 3 buildings are from...

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McLean I want my detonators. This is Nakotomi Plaza in L.A and was used for one of my favourite films - Die Hard. In reality it’s the just plain Fox Plaza, home of Fox Studios who made the film.

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This is the headquarters of OCP from the film Robocop. Its an odd looking building with the windows facing the ground and is in fact the City Hall in Dallas, Texas.

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This one is easy and another classic. Its the firehouse from Ghostbusters. In reality, its the Tribeca firehouse and is still operational.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009


Check this out Twoogle is a tool that provides the best of both worlds, this lets you search both Google and Twitter at the same time.

This is great if like me you have been looking at cameras to buy as mine unfortunately went Kaput at Belmont a couple of weeks ago.

Once on the homepage you enter your search term e.g. Canon Ixus 980IS. Twoogle will provide results in a split-screen format, with Twitter search listings on the left and Google on the right.

The Google search will return the usual best place to buy a digital camera and all the reviews etc, whilst the Twitter search will tell you what people are saying about the Canon Ixus 980IS right now, Nice!


Following on from 'find out what people are saying about something' theme as mentioned in Twoogle posting. I've found there are several web services that offer this feature.

Topic Hawk is one service that I found that looks useful and provides feedback on the topic you search, live index updates are from recent Tweets, Google News articles, recent blog postings and YouTube Videos.

Another one that uses a real-time search is which has a more slick look to it. This is a real-time search engine that will aggregate and organize content being shared on the internet as it happens, a bit like eye-witness reports of breaking news, photos and videos from big events. Live Topic Hawk Scoopler will index live updates from services including Twitter, Flickr, Digg, Delicious and more.

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Cotswold Bike Ride 17/05/09

Cotswold Bike Ride 09, originally uploaded by davstar8.

Today I took part in the 19th Cotswold Bike Ride in aid of British Heart Foundation. This a 40 mile ride that takes you through many Cotswolds villages including Whittington, Brockhampton, Temple Guiting, Didbrook, Winchcombe, Greton, Alstone, Dixton and Gotherington.

I last did this about 10 years ago on a mountain bike and the route hasn't changed since then. Today I was on my racer so was less painful going up hills. It is a very scenic ride but unfortunately today it rained very heavily for the first hour and then the wind picked up to make it worse. It was really nice to warm up with a cup of tea and some classic bourbon and custard cream biscuits half way around the course. Tres Bon!

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Belmont Golf Weekend

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Countdown to Papa Bouba

Super slow-motion surfing

I stumbled upon this video via Wired artical that Toby tweeted. The video is in HD for extra quality and is a trailer for the BBC2 series called South Pacific, the clip features surfer Dylan Longbottom in a 12-foot monster barrel wave.