Akira Potter

Harry Potter as Akira-ish cyberpunk anime. Excellent.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 9:38 am

B&Q really does have everything

B&Q really does have everything, originally uploaded by spinneyhead. Is this where the BNP shop?

Posted by on 21 April 2014 | 9:02 am

Vintage postcards of Antwerp

Yes, I’m working my way through these alphabetically. Here are 35 vintage postcards of Antwerp. They’re for sale on Delcampe.

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 11:25 am

A Wander along the Irwell valley

Yesterday, I resurrected an old fair weather tradition. I got on the bike and headed off in a (fairly) random direction until I was a bit lost. This was a lot easier back in the days when the only guidance I had was a copy of the A-to-Z, but it can still be done. As […]

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 9:14 am

Vintage postcards of Amsterdam

More vintage postcards from my collection, this time Amsterdam. Some of them have sold, but some are still available to buy from Delcampe.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 11:09 am

This is how whole days disappear

British Pathé, or whoever owns their rights, has uploaded a load of old newsreels to their account on YouTube. Must. Resist.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 10:49 am

Homeopathy awareness can make the world a healthier, happier place | Michael Marshall | Science | theguardian.com

“not so much Médecins Sans Frontières as Médecins Sans Medicine” via Homeopathy awareness can make the world a healthier, happier place | Michael Marshall | Science | theguardian.com.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 9:22 am

Lock, Stock and two infra-red equipped drones

It looks like Guy Ritchie’s first (and best) film needs an update. Nowadays the geezers robbing or “taxing” the dope growers would use a drone to fly around and spot the heat signatures of cannabis farms. “They are fair game,” he said. “It is not like I’m using my drone to see if people have […]

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 8:29 am

Why I’m making sure I’m registered to vote

I had a panic yesterday, because I’m not sure whether I’m registered to vote, and the European elections are coming up. I filled in an online form, and should soon be getting the paperwork needed to check and, if necessary, fix the problem. Here’s one reason why those of us in the North West should […]

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 7:16 am

Vintage postcards of World War 1

I have a shoe box full of vintage postcards, some of them over a century old, which I have slowly been working my way through and putting up for sale on a site called Delcampe. I think I should share some of them with you. This set all relate to World War 1, mostly showing […]

Posted by on 14 April 2014 | 1:07 pm