What I Liked

What I Liked This Week – 19th August

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Zhangjiajie_Panorama 02-10x8_600px 20110811 (Photo credit: Richard J…)

I was away last weekend so missed a weekend :(

Olympics

Collection of some of the funniest Olympic posts

http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2012/07/24/olympics-2012-the-official-poke-blog/

Olympic diving faces

http://thefw.com/olympic-diving-funny-faces/

Peter Root’s Ephemicropolis – A City of Staples

A simple idea amazingly executed

7 Amazing Natural Landsmarks

I think I would love to go to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Facebook : People You May Know

I am not a great user of Facebook but find this story inspiring

Pools in the Sky

I think I might have to stop looking at travel web sights as I am getting itchy feet

Film – Cloud Atlas

This sounds like an amazing book that may be an amazing film. I wonder if I have time to read it beforehand?

http://www.thefoxisblack.com/2012/07/30/cloud-atlas-the-new-trailer-from-the-directors-of-the-matrix-and-run-lola-run/

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What I Liked This Week – 5th August

Seedless watermelon Purchased Feb. 2005 in Atl...
Seedless watermelon Purchased Feb. 2005 in Atlanta, GA, USA  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

3d Interactive Art

A fun gallery of people interacting with some forced perspective art

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/slides/2012-07/08/content_15558667.htm

Cutting A Watermelon With Elastic Bands

A super slow motion video of a watermelon being sliced in half using only elastic bands

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK8dsAeMmPk

Man Gets Over Excited By A Train

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lutNECOZFw

How To Make A Royal Guard Laugh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oCejFPPTbI

Clop

The spiritual sequel to QWOP. It feels like it should be easier than QWOP but it isn’t yet is just as strangely addictive

http://www.foddy.net/CLOP.html

 

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What I Liked This Week – 29th July

The International Space Station
The International Space Station. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

View from the ISS at night

Quite simply one of the most amazing videos I have seen in quite some time

http://vimeo.com/45878034

Universal Wrapping Paper

Such a simple idea, I need to get several rolls of this.

http://designtaxi.com/news/353051/Universal-Wrapping-Paper-And-Greeting-Card-For-Any-Occasion/

Horse Head Image Gallery

A gallery of user submitted product images for a Horse Head mask, all brilliant

http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-media/product-gallery/B003G4IM4S/ref=cm_ciu_pdp_images_all

the Magical Unicorn is pretty good too

http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-media/product-gallery/B0070QMUFA/ref=cm_ciu_pdp_images_0

Gallery Of Unique Staircase Designs

http://twistedsifter.com/2012/07/gallery-of-unique-creative-staircase-designs/

and finally…

The Frog’s Bollocks And Other Assorted Bollocks

An animated film that is all about animal bollocks

http://vimeo.com/43674379

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Holiday Photos

Holiday Snaps – Signs

I appear to have lots of photos of Japanese signs that I have taken on holiday .

What I Liked

What I Liked This Week – 22nd July

Portapotty walking its dog
Portapotty walking its dog (Photo credit: Road Dog)

Wyoming Porta Potty Sledding

It’s two puppets sledding in a porta potty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDXTjb68_io

Worth checking out their YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/gloveandboots

iDreamBooks

A site that collate book reviews from multiple sources to see if they are recommended, similar to RottenTomatoes or MetaCritic but for books

http://idreambooks.com/

Streb

Last week choreographer Elizabeth Streb had a day of performances in London with her dance troupe. Her work is very physical and incredibly spectacular. I’m hoping there will be a documentary about the day at some point during the Olympics (am I allowed to say the O word?) as I would like to see some of the pieces in full, at the moment the there just seem to be short snippets around youtube.

http://surprises-streb.co.uk/

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheLIFTfestival

And Finally…

The Dark Knight Rises trailer with Pee-wee Herman voices

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdb2w1Yu97E

 

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What I Liked

What I Liked This Week – 15th July

Moviedrome Archive

If you are of a certain age then you will probably remember Moviedrome. It was a late night series of films presented by Alex Cox. It was home to unusual, interesting and occasionally awful films. If nothing else they were films that should be watched by any discerning film fan.

Luckily there is an archive listing all shown films courtesy of Kurtodrome available at http://www.kurtodrome.net/moviedrome.htm

Kutrodrome also has good film blog at http://kurtodrome.wordpress.com/

Goodwill Community Foundation – LearnFree.org

I got my hands on Office 2010 this week and whilst looking for a guide to what has changed since 2007 I found a website with great training materials and mobile apps.

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/ has guides on all versions of Office, Basic Computer Skills, Reading and Mathematics that are all freely available.

Faber: 60 Years in 60 Poems

An interesting site that contains a poem for each of the last 60 years. It is designed for modern web browsers e.g. not Internet Explorer and is well worth an explore.

http://thespace.org/items/s00007p8

YouTube Videos

How to catch a kangaroo

I do not condone this ! :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P1vf_7DoLA

The one that got away

Some things you don’t expect to catch when fishing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcuYjDR2tSg

Ken Block Gymkhana 5

If I could drive this is how I would like to

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuDN2bCIyus

 

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What I Liked This Week – 9th July

English: Studio publicity portrait for film Yo...
Studio publicity portrait for film You’ll Never Get Rich. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I think I spent too much time on YouTube this week…

The Do’s and Don’ts of Expanding Foam

This seems too good to have not been setup but I am fairly certain it is genuine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAIY0I5GGw4

Star Wars That I Used To Know

One of a million Gotye covers but this is probably one of the best.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJlbPXZEpRE

Astaire Unwound

An amazing Fred Astaire dance routine with a detailed analysis.

Well worth a watch and read

http://www.bigfott.com/Astaire_Unwound.html

And finally…

Carved Up Books

Incredible sculptures made from books

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670056/carved-up-books-become-tsunamis-volcanoes-and-caves

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What I Liked

What I Liked This Week – 1st July

Deutsch: Gojira live @ Nachtleben, Frankfurt/Main
Deutsch: Gojira live @ Nachtleben, Frankfurt/Main (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am going to collect some of my favourite discoveries each week and share them every Sunday. It will be a mix of videos, music and websites etc…

Gojira @ Birmingham Academy

Second time seeing this band and they were magnificent. Technically brilliant musicians with incredible songs.

A great review here http://www.brumlive.com/gojira-the-safety-fire-birmingham-academy-2-26th-june-2012

And a video from from two days before when they played Graspop Festival http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kw4BH6UFaCw

Perspective

A video showing 2D Platform/3D First Person Shooter Hybrid.

The idea makes no sense and should not work but the video proves quite clearly it does. Look forward to buying this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS4r9Fq3beU

Giant Fish Sculptures Made From Discarded Plastic Bottles

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/06/giant-fish-sculptures-made-from-discarded-plastic-bottles-in-rio/

3d Pencil Drawing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsB6mzZLNUU

Blah

Refreshing

My webhosting was due for renewal so I am having a bit of a (late) spring clean. I have decided to look at the domains that I own and what I am doing with them.

The answer is not a lot. Some just sit there and do nothing, some started as a grand idea but fizzled out (usually before they began). Some are used for email, but others I have forgotten the passwords to so they are like some sort of internet black hole.

So a plan has been made.

1. New web-hosting. (This site is now sitting on a server from http://www.5quidhost.co.uk/. If you can read this then it is working!)

2. Decide which domains to keep and what I am going to do with them.

3. Do something with them.

Because you have got this far I have completed all three of these steps, yay for me!

So…

matc.co.uk will be for general chats, life status updates etc… (I hope that makes sense.)

matc-online.co.uk will be for I.T. and techy stuff – the things that people into I.T. and techy stuff may find interesting.

filmsmusicgamesandstuff.co.uk will be for entertainment. P|reviews and that kind of thing.

I hope you will find items of interest and use.

Now, I just need to create a routine for keeping them updated and everything will be marvelous.