Sunday, May 26, 2013


Quay to go

Testy time

All from the comfort of a chair. It needs bigger cushions.



Wind back ten years and doing mobile blogging was something a few people did, a largely experimental activity trying out different services. Twitter, lots of free wi-fi, 3G and 4G, Instagram etc & etc have created a world of on the move messaging.

In 2003 i wrote a short article called "Blogging on a Bus Ticket" - an account of a day trip to the city centre and blogging using wap, sms, audioblog, and internet access points.
It was a "Blogspedition". That's what i called it. The term never caught on. I revisited the project in 2005 noting how things had moved on. Posting video was always the most difficult.

So a decade later I'm going out again. Mobile phone charged, cash in pocket and eye for opportunity and experiments. Is anything new possible when everyone can post from wherever they find themselves?

Sent from my iPad - what a finish line

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Radio evenings

Radio evenings
Thursday 12th July
Can always find a radio station I like. Only got FM on a iPod but choice is Jazz Radio from Corse on 88.7 MHz. One of the weakest signals from a choice of over 20. All of them French stations not an Italian one this side of the hills.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Charge Devices Get Ready For Ghent

Need a holiday and the small pretty city of Ghent has been chosen for such a break. Doing this one entirely on rails. Four trams, three trains, three short walks, four changes to get there.

The days of books and newspapers are gone. Still taking a glossy magazine, a copy of Wired as a concession to the olden days. So charge up those devices to while away the sitting down time. iPhone, MP3 player, two digital cameras and a Kindle.

Always make promises and plans to blog these trips. What happens is I give up, or forget after a day...but if I remember....

Sunday, September 25, 2011

iPhone Rail Apps

A small useful selection for Manchester, London, UK and Europe. PDF reader for saved route maps and travel info like rail zones & pricing. You need this data in your pocket. The modern Bradshaw.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Remains of a station

You can just make out the edge of the platform of Alexandra Park station in Manchester. Now on the Fallowfield Loop cycle path.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Outdoor cinema

Heaton Park, Manchester. screen time 2030. Tram depart Chorlton arrive Victoria change to Bury service alight Heaton Park. The station needs a coat of paint ..

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Saturday, May 15, 2010

K6 phone box

Conversations We Wish Wed Had, a new sound commission by Ailís Ní Ríain at MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry) Part of Future Everything Showcase May 12 23, 2010.