archive for the ‘randomness’ category

22 frames

2011.12.08 | new york city, randomness, travel | no coments »

in march i filmed a 10minute video whilst sitting on an uptown 1 train, above are 22 screenshots from that video. (filmed from just before 23rd street until 66th street station)

expectations

2011.08.16 | london, photo, randomness | no coments »

handwriting and hopes for the future.

the cloud

2011.04.28 | randomness | no coments »

i recently got a new computer, a wondrously small, fast, super nice new one. it replaced a 5 year old computer that served me well.

moving from a backup of the old computer to my new computer was made really easy by the newest buzz word: “the cloud”. most of my data now is stored somewhere else – my email resides on gmail, photos backed up to flickr, i’m totally in love with dropbox, recently became slightly obsessed with mobileme, more and more music coming through spotify. all these things holding onto (my) data out there somewhere – in some random collection of servers in some server farms in some random country around the world. redownloading games from steam, redownloading purchased apps from the mac app store and so on. there you go.

173 seconds

2010.10.06 | music, randomness | no coments »

absolute perfection.

from memory

2010.09.27 | london, randomness, travel | 1 comment »

memories

a few months back i gave myself the task of going somewhere based on 20+ year old memories. as a kid i would visit my grandaunt & uncle who lived in london. i think the last time i was there was when i was about 12 or so. i had vague recollections of the area; a bridge, a park, another smaller park with a fence, the house had a wonderous garden to the front and to the back – but i cant remember seeing any photos of the house or area since i had last been there so my mind might have been misremembering it all.

i took the tube to the stop, i got off and walked for a few minutes not recognising anything – i was still a little unsure as to if i got off at the right stop (there are three tube stations with ‘hounslow’ in the name). after a few minutes i get to a pedestrian street and my brain remembers it. i walk down the street recognising nothing, but knowing that soon i’d have to turn right and take a shortcut through an alleyway. that thought pushed me down a random alley way. the next thing i knew was that i’d have to find a park, which i got to a few minutes later. looking around i didn’t see anything that rang a bell for a few minutes, then i saw a fenced off path way that i went to. i walked down the path and into a area with some hedgerows and then i saw a bridge – then i knew for sure i was on the right way. i got to the bridge and as i did a plane rumbled nearby, it was taking off from heathrow. i stood on the bridge and looked at the conveyor belt of planes flying over me. i remembered as a kiddo standing on that bridge looking at the lines of planes coming in to land at heathrow – their lights making them so easy to spot. i kept going and passed through some streets before finding the streets where my relations lived (and where i too lived for a bit just after being born). my brain says there was a garden to the front, but i cant actually remember any – but regardless there is now just concrete paving and a strange feeling about all the work put into a garden for years only to see it concreted over for convenience. the house looked a little bit emptier and like it was just 2d. i rang my mother to tell her where i was. i kept walking, seeing things like the second smaller park – even smaller than i remembered, the house nearby where we stayed once whilst visiting for a wedding.

i left, walking slowly back to the tube station.