Playing at Hatfield House →

April 8th, 2014

A quick video from our day playing and at Hatfield House

Best Get Lucky cover →

April 6th, 2014

It’s worth listening through; it doesn’t just stay whiney, and has some awesome moments.

The Semicolon Is the Perfect Punctuation for the Digital Age | The New York Observer →

February 20th, 2014

I like semi-colons: they’re useful and it’s a shame they’re dying out. And I frequently use them like the author of this article, but fear they may not come across to the reader as intended.

But I disagree with all that. I rarely revise my text messages, sending out typos and odd autocorrections left and right, and the semicolon is often the first punctuation mark I thumb for when I’m moving onto another thought (for instance: “yea, dinner at 8 sounds good; did you walk the dog?”).

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A period could very well have worked there, but as Ben Crair observes in the New Republic, they often seem too severe; and exclamation points, the kudzu of punctuation in the digital age, might make you feel like an overenthusiastic phony. But the semicolon’s breezy informality, for me, captures the unstructured, colloquial nature of digital correspondence more so than any other punctuation mark out there.

Super Mario Ben →

January 23rd, 2014

Awesome video by Cousin Ben. And it was me that introduced him to the original video!

How to Take Good Photos for Under $1,000 →

December 15th, 2013

This is a great run through of how to get started taking photos you’ll love. The $1000 covers everything you’ll need and keeps it simple.

This is also an excellent way to get into photography.

US spy agency adopts globe-encircling giant octopus as new logo →

December 13th, 2013

Crazy

Innovation with Sarah and Duck →

November 15th, 2013

We love Sarah & Duck. It’s free, imaginative and quirky. Here’s an article exploring how it encourages innovation :p

UK censorwall bans VPNs →

September 6th, 2013

This is insane! The filters and cencors that are on-by-default and not always easy to turn off, and mandated by the government are now blocking privacy-protecting tools.

As Cory puts it:

Instead of teaching kids how to stay safe online, the official UK Internet safety policy requires them to be totally naked in all their online communications.

Using a secure VPN is good practice when on untrustworthy networks, for example to stop the other guy at Starbucks from jumping into your Facebook account.

Oscar’s first song that he sings →

August 31st, 2013

Well, he goes “Bom Bom Bom… Ping” spontaneously, and I’m pretty sure it’s this song he’s singing.

Sarah and Duck →

August 7th, 2013

Sarah and Duck just started in February. It’s a favourite in our house! Simple and charming, and lots of imagination.