Running Blind

Running Blind author: Desmond Bagley Old-school espionage. Alan Stewart used to work for MI6, until he got sick of being considered disposable. Now, he’s been talked into helping out the service on one of his regular trips to Iceland. Just deliver a package and then carry on with his life, it should be simple. But, […]

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 8:22 am

Picture This

For the last few years, I’d say that the majority of post on Spinneyhead have been photos. I’ve not been very talkative, and taking pictures on my phone, then sending them to Flickr to be cross-posted to the blog has been easy. However, the last three pictures I sent to Flickr (four if you count […]

Posted by on 14 October 2014 | 5:38 pm

City Trials

City Trials, originally uploaded by spinneyhead. Trials bikes on Deansgate. I’ve been experimenting with burst mode on my phone’s camera, and have quite a few photos. I may upload more to Flickr later.

Posted by on 4 October 2014 | 6:35 am

Looks like someone had a good night

Looks like someone had a good night, originally uploaded by spinneyhead. King Street West

Posted by on 4 October 2014 | 5:56 am

Whatever happened to the hero?

Whatever happened to the hero?, originally uploaded by spinneyhead. There are people who’ll call me all sorts of names for desecrating a book like this, but I just had to give it a go. Next time I’ll pick a slimmer book, maybe a romance, or a comic.

Posted by on 2 October 2014 | 9:25 am

And now, climate change is messing with gravity

“The loss of ice from West Antarctica between 2009 and 2012 caused a dip in the gravity field over the region,” writes the ESA, whose GOCE satellite measured the change. Apparently, melting billions of tons of ice year after year has implications that would make even Isaac Newton blanch.

Posted by on 2 October 2014 | 8:56 am

Make an assault rifle on your desk

Or workbench. Maybe that would be more sensible, because there’s going to be swarf everywhere. The guy who made a big noise with his 3D printed gun parts is back, with a, relatively, cheap home milling machine designed specifically to make lower receivers for home assembled AR-15 assault rifles. The process is made easier by […]

Posted by on 2 October 2014 | 8:50 am

Don’t talk about Tory policies, you never know what it’ll make them do

John Redwood doesn’t want businesses to speak about the positives of staying in the EU. Apparently, they’ll suffer some sort of payback after a referendum, though it’s not clear what form it will take. I’m worried about what parts of his anatomy Redwood’s going to be sending pictures of to people he meets online. Brooks […]

Posted by on 1 October 2014 | 2:11 pm

All hail @cassetteboy

I don’t know all the details of the change to copyright law which allows mashups, but more of this sort of thing can’t be bad.

Posted by on 1 October 2014 | 1:28 pm

Live and Let Die (James Bond, #2)

Live and Let Die author: Ian Fleming Bond is back! There is no way to read this book sixty years on and not conclude that it’s a bit racist. Bond is working amongst, and mostly against, “the negroes” of the USA and Jamaica, trying to bring down Mister Big, a Russian spy-cum-crime lord. Big has […]

Posted by on 30 September 2014 | 3:09 pm