Sat 13 July 2002 @ 22:05
Tired. We went out for a couple of drinks last night with Scally, Max and Andrew. Going to the V&A with them today. Looks like my new zoom lens is going to get its first outing :-)
Its an interesting time in work at the moment. I've been getting some technical work done, which I hadn't really done in a while. I hate to say it, but OS/X rocks! Strange happenings and movements are imminent also, more about that at the appropriate time...
Mon 4 March 2002 @ 05:39
This weekend has been "museum weekend". Yesterday we went to the Design Museum, and today we took in the Victoria & Albert, and the Science Museum. The V&A has a permanent exhibition of casts, which Anna wanted to see and get photos of, for a project she has to do for her course. There was an interesting little display in the middle of the two cast halls, which was of fakes and forgeries. Cool stuff - people are unearthing fakes by looking at details such as the shape of a shield or sword, and other things you wouldn't spot unless you knew exactly what to look for. After that we went to the Science museum, which had some pretty cool stuff, but was overall un-inspiring. There was an exhibit about hacking, and hackers, and they got it all wrong (typically). We did buy a kite though - its about a meter square, made from spinnaker nylon, and with a dual-line control system (so we can make it loop and dive!). Will tell you about that next weekend, if the weather holds.
Sun 3 March 2002 @ 05:34
Some interesting things came together in my head today, and I have a better idea of what I want to do with the web site. We were in the Design Museum, some of the works we saw can be seen here
Mon 4 February 2002 @ 16:03
I've just realised that time time that these entries are appearing at isn't the time I'm actually entering them. I'm in Washington DC so its EDT here, not GMT. I'm going to have to change the engine to handle the current time on the PC in use. Anyway, today we went to the Hirshorn museum of modern art, and it rocked. The three floors were organised chronologically from the mid 1800s up to the present day, and have an impressive collection of Pollack, Henry Moore, Picasso, Miro, Dali, Matisse etc. They're laid out really nicely too, both accessible and visible from all angles. Nice :-) Yesterday we went to the Space museum, which rocked too... they have the command module from Apollo 11 there, sitting inside a perspex cover. There were some pretty funky other things too - like a U2 spy plane hanging from the ceiling, and Orville and Wilbur Wright's first plane :-)