Thursday, 18 September 2008

Air Share - No.1 iPhone Application

Found this free application you load onto the iPhone. You can then use
it like a data stick except it works by WiFi - you can share the
public folder with an ip address to anyone on the internet so they can
drag files from your iPhone onto their computer or really handy if you
want to totally secure and password protected. Amazing and free too,
just wish they would allow you to attach to email as I carry around in
my phone all my important docs - scans of birth certificate etc in
case I forget who I am or what sex I am etc.

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Mark Bittman

I love reading the New York Times online - its full of really great stuff and one of the chef's on there Mark Bittman makes a great contribution every week you can check out his page HERE there is some great videos there too with simple but great cooking. He has also written a really thorough Vegetarian cookery book which I cannot recommend highly enough its one of the best books I have used packed with hundreds of recipes - 600 pages!HERE

Friday, 12 September 2008

"LEAVE HIM OUT OF IT!" (Quote On Beethoven from Clockwork Orange)!

Great night tonight at the penultimate night of the 2008 Proms - Beethoven's glorious 9th Symphony - what a great performance by the BBC Philharmonic! Gianandrea Noseda was the lightening conductor, Emma Bell soprano Jane Irwin mezzo-soprano Timothy Robinson tenor Iain Paterson bass City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus.

They play same program in Manchester 26th September.

Friday, 5 September 2008

The Drobo - Robotic Hard Drive Back-Up

Amazing new way to back up all your data - this is one of the cleverest ways to do it as you can keep replacing the drives the cheaper they get....

Here's a review I found online...

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

New Hackney Podcasts

Hackney is changing fast. In 2001 when I first moved here the streets were awash with discarded fried chicken boxes, now the streets are littered with empty sushi boxes (Fairtrade!)

now there is a podcast pouring local information straight through your ooko and into your gullivar via the iMac...its all good news....very enjoyable - shame Jules Pipe wouldn't have inhaled helium stood on a see saw whilst he responded to the questions on the Olympics that would have been funny....

give it a listen....

Nick Drake

Do you know Nick Drake's music? its timeless and beautiful like me. More info on Nicks short life HERE

Meanwhile I put together an iMix of my favourite Nick Drake tracks (he only made 3 albums)

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Homemade Apple Pie

Was kindly given some apples on Sunday so I thought I'd surprise my
wife by making her apple pie - everyone's favourite!

Monday, 1 September 2008

Raymond Blanc

Had a wonderful lunch at Brasserie Blanc yesterday and Raymond himself turned up - I have wanted to meet him for 10 years having being inspired by his book 'Blanc Vite' and my subsequent visits to Le Manoir and Brasserie Blanc's . I didn't take many pictures but here is some of Eric's superb cheese. For more information about Brasserie Blanc's click HERE and Eric's cheese which you can now order online HERE