Category Archives: Smilers

Well it made me smile!

Protected: Egg Event – Tynemouth Longsands September 2013

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Posted in 1st Year, Miscellaneous, Random but interesting, Serendipity, Smilers, Uncategorized

6 design movements, animated, by the OU

A (very) short jokey introduction to 6 design movements from the Open Univesity – enticing in itself but also with links to much more from the Openlearn platform. http://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/engineering-and-technology/design-and-innovation/design/design-nutshell?gclid=CIKT0JSphrgCFVMetAod2EcAXA Style? A minimalist 1950’s Mr Magoo? Enjoy! Mic PS – Nuts … Continue reading

Posted in Design News, Random but interesting, Smilers, Things seen and/or heard, Uncategorized

bristlebots – a biological mimic?

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/511881/toothbrushes-bristlebots-and-the-nature-of-intelligence/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_source=newsletter-daily-all&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20130301

Posted in 2nd Year, Miscellaneous, Serendipity, Smilers, Supplementary

50 year old snow drift – act quickly!

Did you see the Winterwatch BBC TV programme which repeated a 50 year old documentary on “The great freeze of 1963”. Well worth viewing before it vanishes again from the iplayer at the weekend. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01q9d86/Winterwatch_1963_The_Big_Freeze You might also be interested in a posting I … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous, Random but interesting, Serendipity, Smilers, Technology (& Science), Things seen and/or heard

Do you remember the razzle dazzle camouflage of WW1?

Do you remember the razzle dazzle camouflage of WW1? USS Mahomet in port, circa November 1918 [Official US Government photograph used by Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:USS_West_Mahomet_(ID-3681)_cropped.jpg – January 2013) I remember the mixture of delight and bafflement when I first saw images … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous, Random but interesting, Serendipity, Smilers, Technology (& Science)

German Jelly beats Swiss Chocolate!

Have you noticed the Lindt Chocolate people’s advert for their Christmas Bears stressing the red ribbon and heart they wear over their gold fur?  Well this “dress” has not stopped a German Court judgment that the “Lindt Teddy” would described … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics and related, Problematic, Random but interesting, Serendipity, Smilers

Paperless Office – not yet!

Paperless Office – not yet but here is an early thought on controlling the “paperwork explosion” from an IBM promotion (October 1967) by Jim Henson (later to be of Muppet fame!)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IZw2CoYztk Ends with shots of the classic Selectric (“golf … Continue reading

Posted in 1st Year, 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th Year, Miscellaneous, Random but interesting, Serendipity, Smilers, Things seen and/or heard