Twits with pictures

In the past, I’d take interesting photos, then share them here. More recently, I’ve been sending those images to Twitter. So, here are Tweets with pictures from the last month. Lil hot rods. The scoops are 3d printed, part of a set I designed. — Ian Pattinson (@Spinneyhead) July 25, 2016 Okay, hivemind, what […]

Posted on: 25 August 2016 | 6:08 pm

More little treasures

I really need to stop describing items as cool. I said “Which is cool.” far too many times whilst recording this. Which is not cool. Follow

Posted on: 22 August 2016 | 8:00 am

When real-life crime reads like a film script

This story, about a criminal who steals from drug dealers, and the payback against him and his family, reads like a scally version of Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels. Source: Scott Calder robbed drug dealers for a living. ‘Payback’ was inevitable Follow

Posted on: 18 August 2016 | 11:16 am

Liquid Gambit

Rick is a Lupan- human/wolf hybrid, whose forebears were created for war- tending his small bar on the lowest levels of a dead end station in neutral space. When he comes into possession of a small vial of genuine Earth water, he sees a way home and away from the dangerous situation he’s put himself […]

Posted on: 8 August 2016 | 11:26 am


Vortex Murder mystery and natural disaster collide in America’s tornado alley. Chief McKechnie keeps the peace in the quaintly named town of Friendship, having transplanted their from New York ten years earlier. It’s a quiet beat, usually, but over one long day, that’s set to change. The wife of one of the town’s more prominent […]

Posted on: 4 August 2016 | 5:13 am

Critical Mass, July 2016

Rather shaky. It’s not easy cycling whilst filming with your phone. Follow

Posted on: 31 July 2016 | 1:32 pm

Newcastle professor says UK could produce 100% of its energy from renewable sources

Using the Internet of Things to cut energy use. “In the years to come every household appliance will have its own IP address linking it to the internet and allowing it be controlled from an app on our smart phones,” he said. This so-called ‘internet of things’ will allow us, and the network operator, to […]

Posted on: 28 July 2016 | 10:05 am

Little treasures

For the first time in a few years, I went along to an auction earlier this week and picked up a couple of mixed lots. Yesterday, I filtered out a few of my favourite items and, as they’re all small enough, thought I’d share them on a video. The autofocus on my phone is easily […]

Posted on: 23 July 2016 | 3:42 pm

Fire bike!

I found this whilst looking for something else completely. It looks awesome, though I imagine the weight of that hose so high up in the frame would make cornering scary. Craziest Bike or Bike Parts!! in Bikes, Parts, and Gear Source: Craziest Bike or Bike Parts!! – Page 1542 – Pinkbike Forum Follow

Posted on: 23 July 2016 | 7:45 am

The Death of Ye Olde Nelson

Ye Olde Nelson closed before I moved to Salford, and was already in a poor state when I started walking past it on the way to work. Now, it’s being pulled down, and I’m taking pictures every time I go past, a sort of disjointed timelapse of its disappearance. Follow

Posted on: 30 June 2016 | 6:22 am