Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Failed to walk on water!

failed to walk on water!
Originally uploaded by zaphodikus
Yep - the mud in Norfolk may look shallow, but you cannot walk across it.

The result of taking a short cut on an otherwize damp but clear and cool day. I was consequently pretty sore after having let my fitness drop badly in the winter. We cycled 30 miles, from Newmarket up to Bury, a bit sandy in places, beutifull, but tough. We then caught the train (which we did keep clean) back down to Waterbeach, only to ride the last bit home in a cold cool drizz :-)

Rabbit going into the oven

Thanks to Hallum, we have a rabbit. We also had a skinning demo, here is how it starts, it get's gross soon after, so I will spare you that bit. It is a bit like chicken, but this one was really tough, so I reckon he/she will have to cook longer.

 Big thanks for this one, apparently they are not regular visitors in the Roses' kitchen.

Monday, March 22, 2010

It takes 94 tonnes of Co2 to make an Indie movie "green"

thats equivalent to either:
  • 8 British people for 1 year
  • 4 American people for 1 year
  • 1000 Tanzanians people for 1 year
  • 91 people living sustainably for 1 year
  • 1 of Piers’ big turbines for 6 days
  • Recycling 910,000 bottles
  • 15 British homes for 1 year
  • 18 American cars for 1 year
  • 185 gas patio-heaters for one month
Get the picture?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Would e-voting improve turnout?

The answer is NO "£$%"$£%^£" NO. I'm sorry but I think we need a pragmatic look at this question,
1. The timing of the question is supect.
2. It will only temporarily make a difference.
3. It will waste more money setting it up.
4. Security will be a huge concern on my own part at least.
Anyone who say it is a good idea is a gadget freak (and hence is unwittingly skewing the results anyway by simply reading this) and not applying the same scepticicism we professionals did that actually brought calm and sanity in a world that believed (was more let to actually...) that Y2K would cause critical service failures.

I am sorry, but the people who are failing to vote due to apathy should not be voting by convenience instead!

Sunday, March 14, 2010