Just got a kindle 3G. Possibly one of the worst user interfaces I have ever had to use. Absolutely hideous. Reading on it is OK (but only OK), doing anything else is genuine nightmare. 5 years ago it would have seemed good, but after the iPad it is just inferior. Yes it is vastly lighter tahn the iPad which is good but it feels fragile and fundamentally rather cheap and throw-away. If you are travelling and don't want to carry a ton of books it will be useful and it is cheap enough that if it get lost or stolen it is not a huge issue. But a good user interface, no. Of course the fact that e-books are stupidly expensive and can't be shared does not help.
Gulp (via gromblog)
Odd (via gromblog)
Nice!! (via gunslinger)
minor swing - nice tempo, not too fast
No job too odd (and someone told me about a painter and decorator called "Mr. Bit")
Neat - not a profile though is it.
CCC - doesn't really get better than this
Thin (mind, it is definitely not 2D)
Gruesome photos and quite horrifying really (via Gromblog)
Want a red one (via gromblog)
Driving Sideways - more FK (the video is a botch though)
Throw/catch (via kottke)
More madness - inundate them.
Rum (no, not odd, rum)
Sorry for a link to the daily mail but these are good
Very nice Lautrec exhibition at MIMA. Also some stunning 1930s woodcuts of industrial scenes by Vera Talbot
I got spammed about this Virtual Cockroach, but it is rather good
Interesting article in general but read the UX nightmare in the section called "Burnt by the Torch"
But why does this work for a cell phone provider? (It's also teh same tack as the new Win Phone 7 ads)
Crap Jazz Covers (via gromblog)
Girl's Costume (NSFW language)
Rock stars via J-Walk
Another Joscho Stephan MS (he's playing a grand bouche here too - note the same Chicago quote in the solo :-) )
Minor Swing - interesting guitar and some nice solos
good grief. : lasts a lifetime
This has been linked everywhere but it is really good
Creepy - more likely satan than jesus
Condiments of the season
This one is nice too
Minor Swing - BL manages to avoid all the Django clichés whilst still sounding manouche. Excellent.
If you are interested in cycling and like arty magazines Rouleur is for you. The writing and images are both fantastic.
I wonder if J-Walk secretly has one of these
This is my favourite version of sawing on the strings. (no video)
Sawing on the Strings - the short dobro solo is great. Tony Rice as always look like on eof the living dead. I notice that they all have long little fingers. Maybe I should work on my dobro playing - you don't need your little finger for that.
Here's some Jethro for good measure. (with Steve Goodman) Jethro has long little fingers too.
More Paul Glasse (I am a huge fan - his CDs are fantastic)
Paul Glasse - the man has freakishly long little fingers! His little finger appears to be as long as his ring finger. Mine is an inch shorter. (perhaps mine are freakishly short) Makes a big difference when playing the mandolin though. (Well, that is my excuse)
Real or not? How could it work?
From a couple of weeks ago, but there are some good new ones here (though I agree that bad album art is a bit overdone these days)
Why are iPhone/iPad developers obsessed with naff wooden backgrounds? They look horrid. Why can't we have sleek and clean?
Just caught up with the first episode of Sherlock on the iPlayer. An absolute treat. Wonderful stuff.
The cone is being placed into position. There may be leakage though - especially with approaching weather.
Funny translator : bifurcated rivets comes out as "complex spike"
HULC - one more thing to break. And who on earth coined the word "warfighters"? What is wrong with "soldiers"?
I saw one of these (or similar) over 20 years ago and have always wanted one. But way too pricey
Been loving Quicksilver's version of Minor Swing off their Live 07 album - don't know if there is a full version of it online anywhere though.
BOPSECRETS (no not a formula for aspiring jazzers)
Do the earworm questionnaire
The Sunday Mail photo was rather dull : one of several photos on the cover and I am standing behind the person who is the centre of the image. I didn't even bother buying a copy or indeed look in a dustbin for a copy.
Not a fan of opera but this is good
Why would I want to buy cabbage from Amazon?
EP does Bill Robinson's stair dance (rather well :-) )
Fascinating Rhythm, Eleanor Powell (and the Berry brothers) - entirely surreal
Whya re people in newspapers always "gobsmacked" as opposed to "surprised and delighted" or just "surprised"?
Glastonbury on the box. Dizzee was excellent. Snoop was dull. Willie Nelson appears to be playing with a 4th rate pub band ; they are awful.
It don't (loads of top musicians - Joe Pass is easy to spot)
Number 970 in the Phaedon 1000 design classics dated as 1999 is a lampshade which is identical to one we made in the '70s for our flat
Tokyo Stairs (via quirky japan)
Sorry about the weekend silence - was in Cambridge to watch daughter row for her college in Bumps (which is a sort of rowing time trial thing). Here's a facebook video of some of the action.
GOd, I hate the background image on Google!!! And when I try to change it to white permanently the popup box comes up blank. Grrrrrr.
Ella - Lullaby of Birdland (which is another of my absolute favourite tunes)
SEOLOL - I particularly like "abraham lincoln gettysburg address youtube video"
Interesting Minor Swing - not plectrum