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Vanishing Point

Dodge Challenger, Vanishing Point
I love this film! Watching it last night gave me more new insights into some of the metaphors and meanings in the film. And that car, that car is a work of art in itself…

Maida Vale, London, Saturday, August 30th, 2003

Penguin in Paris

Arc de Triomphe

Maida Vale, London, Saturday, August 30th, 2003


Does the apostrophe cause you to lose your nerve? Never again with this handy reference ! At last I feel I can take control of this grammatical black spot.

Maida Vale, London, Thursday, August 28th, 2003

h e a d s p a c e

Seeking to attempt to understand my current headspace I began googling for existentialism. This was in part prompted by looking up Vanishing Point . Vanishing Point is often viewed by Mopar-heads as some sort of car chase flick. That’s true on the most fundamental level. But Vanishing Point is really a parable of an existential hero who seeks his own path in life. I will write in more depth about this fantastic film at some point in the future.

This is a existentialism primer .

Not that this has helped me better understand my current state of mind, but it did provide some relief.

Maida Vale, London, Wednesday, August 27th, 2003


Over exposed and a different view

Amazing city. And that metro system puts the London underground to shame. Trips on the Paris Metro of the same duration as what I take in London felt much shorter. This is due to the noise on the tube. The tube screeches and squeals through the heat whereas the trains I used in Paris ran on tyres, and the effect is a smooth quiet ride. The Metro felt much cleaner, everything on the tube is coated with a layer of carcinogenic brake dust. Combined with the heat, no wonder my stress level on the tube is so high.

Maida Vale, London, Tuesday, August 26th, 2003

Paris, city of light



This is the space ship Cygnus from the Disney film ” The Black Hole “. I think that a designer might have been inspired whilst in Paris?

Maida Vale, London, Tuesday, August 26th, 2003

Paris 2


Maida Vale, London, Tuesday, August 26th, 2003

This guy is hard core:

the dude, jorn barger
robot wisdom

Maida Vale, London, Friday, August 22nd, 2003

Small steps complete the journey

At the moment I’m trying to spend half an hour a day on the site sorting out design issues. I think it’s a good idea not to be too ambitious. It is just a matter of how long I will be able to keep it up, and if I’ll get all the necessary changes made within that time. Today I fixed a HTML validation issue. Not that the site validates (due to system generated URLs), but I removed an issue with divs (easily fixed – I forgot that I had to use divs with unique ids). Then I added the ‘star link’ over on the right there. A quick, randomly generated link. Making that the basis of the links page is the mission for the next spare half hour.

Maida Vale, London, Thursday, August 21st, 2003

Paris when it sizzles?

Off to Paris tomorrow. I haven’t been there before and I’m looking forward to it, as long as we can avoid death by heat wave I guess. The ‘sights’ I can think of off the top of my head that I really want to see are:

  1. The Eiffel Tower
  2. Arc du Triomphe
  3. The Louvre
  4. Notre Dame
  5. French girls

My friend (also called Ben) is living in Paris and I’m sure will make an excellent tour guide….

Yeah! I just found out that our hotel is next to the freaking Eiffel Tower! I guess that takes care of number one.

Maida Vale, London, Thursday, August 21st, 2003


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