NSPCC – Dream Auction

NSPCC Dream AuctionHere’s a little (in size) project Poke have done for the NSPCC. The NSPCC Dream Auction is aiming to raise a huge amount of money to help to end cruelty to children. There’s a number of ways to get involved, from a huge gala auction at the Royal Albert Hall (that I’m sure I won’t get an invite to), 1000s of eBay lots (which I’m sure I can bid on) through to the sale of rather fetching mobile phone lanyards.

Tivoli iSongBook


I really like this new Tivoli iSongBook, it’s an iPod speaker system plus radio (edit: I’ve just realised it’s not new at all). There’s so many iPod speaker systems out there, but none of them really do it for me. Even the lastest Apple one kind of leaves me cold. On the other hand this one borrows from the styling of the iPod, but then makes it all its own. The fact that the dock flips out from the size and can be stowed away is really cool. Plus it’s got other little touches like the fact it’s properly shielded so you can have it near a TV or computer.

I’m sure that it’ll sound really good too, Tivoli things that I’ve experienced in the past always have. I’ve got a basic radio that I’ve had for a few years and it’s got a lovely warm sound for its size.

First Download Only No.1

Top of the Pops Logo

I know I’m a day late, but forgive me, I’ve been away.

The BBC write about how history was made on Sunday: Crazy by Gnarls Barkley went into the UK charts at number 1. Even though it’s not even available in physical shops yet.

It’s one of those tracks that’s been hammered on the radio for months and months before being released properly, so there was obviously a massive latent, constructed, demand. Cool though.

Soul Agents


This is on the front of the building across the street from work. I’d love meet one of these estate agents – I really hope that they look like Otis Reading and can sing the particulars in a motown style. But I think it’s just a bad mistake.

Constant Partial Attention

Interesting article about always being on. It doesn’t say anything massively new really, but I think it neatly crystalises some of the big issues.

Not having full concentration on any one thing at a time is something that I’ve been moaning to people about for a while now. I’m trying to find some techniques to encourage myself to be better at it, I’ll let you know how I get on…