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I love the spring …

Plum tree awakes

Tulips

Filed under: Daily Life, Swedish Life

‘That goal’ if you haven’t seen it already

That breathtaking Messi goal in split screen with the Maradona ‘original’ with an understandably very excited commentator:

Filed under: Art, Football

Surely Larsson must have some regrets …

Watched the Utd v Milan game last night and was (like most everyone) else completely enthralled. Semi Final of the Champions league; Rooney/Kaka/Ronaldo in full effect; 76,000 in a press cooker Old Trafford surely Henrik Larsson must regret just a little his decision to return to Helsingborg. I went to the Djurgården v Helsingborg game at the weekend at the Stadion in Stockholm and it was a great game but not in any sense of the phrase in the same ball park as last nights Utd v Milan encounter. And yes, Larsson looked good with some great movement etc etc but on his own not really much use without any real quality around him.

Anyway, couple of shots:

Teams lining up

The score

Filed under: Football, Swedish Life

Onix Code List 7 released

The Onix codes lists have been updated to release 7. You may download from the Editeur website.

Onix Code List

Filed under: Onix, Publishing

Jobs v Gates

From Google Video – has some good clips and always entertaining to see Woz.

Filed under: Apple, Technology

First free wifi in a while

Just don’t come across so much free wifi in my travels these days which I guess is understandable now that people wandering around with wireless laptops is much more common etc and there is a buck to be made. Although, from speaking to a few cafe/bar owners along the way it does seem to be as much about people just taking the piss and sitting all day not even buying a cup of coffee. I hasten to add that I always contribute at least the cost of a couple of bottles of house red and invariably drinks/lunch for whoever happens by. And there is always the little shit in the corner hammering all the bandwith their bit torrent running at full pelt.

But anyway, pleased to add a couple of new ones. Firstly, one of my favourite places to just hang out in the middle of the day in the UK. The Watershed in Bristol is a combined art/cinema/cafe place and for many years (I’ve been going for at least 12 or 13 years) has provided good affordable food and a short balanced and again affordable wine list. And is just a great place to hang out. So, I took the opportunity when had to go to Bristol recently to see the University Press and to pick up some stuff to go grab a late lunch and some much needed plonk (required after day at mercy of UK train service) and was happy to find free wifi.

Watershed

Watershed free wifi

And secondly, the Oxford Tube coach service running every ten minutes between London and Oxford. This is and has been for many years a great service (runs 24 hours and is affordable etc etc). But as many people use it to commute and there are now competing services I guess they see this as a competitive advantage and so it is! And they have powerpoints for your laptops!

Oxford Tube wifi

Filed under: Free wifi

Books as things you can love

Occasionally on this blog I perhaps get too sidetracked by the myriad ways traditional book content may now be delivered in electronic form. Forgetting, of course that just because you can doesn’t always mean that you should. And, that as often as not the traditional book is both the best method of delivering content as well having characteristics which enable them to be so so so much more than any image on a screen may ever be. From the way the paper takes the ink to just the way they can feel in your hand. A book has just so many more senses to potentially exploit.

See my earlier post for more on the book as a thing in itself.

Anyway, the point of this post is to point you in the direction of a site you can (and I have)  just lose yourself in for many an hour. The site is simply a collection of images of book covers/insides. Many of them are just amazing and the ‘curator’ of the site clearly knows her stuff and so the entries may not always be technically beautiful/great art etc etc  but they are always interesting. And I even like the name – Book By Its Cover.

Big Box

Taking a Line

Moving In

Sketchbook

I was pointed in the direction of the site by the ever fabulous Rare Autumn.  Who as always writes far more eloquently than I ever could so go there for more detail better expressed.

Filed under: Art, Publishing

The remarkable Anita Elgerot exhibiting again

Room to Be

If you would like to see some of her always inspiring work and you are in Stockholm for the week commencing this Saturday (21st April) until the 4th of May then you should really get along to Galleri Riddaren Köpmanbrinken 8, Stockholm.

If you would like to see and learn more then visit Anita’s website.

Filed under: Art

Adding media and other files to the Onix Product Store

This short and equally fuzzy clip just shows you how to add media and other files to your Onix Product Store. Again, if you would like the original just ask.

Filed under: Onix, Publishing

Onix marketing blurbs and the Product Store

Apologies for the poor quality – In answer to queries – I hope to be able to get the manual out to you in the next few weeks but in the meantime I will do my best to answer some of the more common queries.

This short (slightly fuzzy!) clip illustrates where to find you Onix marketing blurbs etc in the Onix Product Store. The orginals are much clearer so if you would like me to send them to you then just let me know.

Filed under: Onix, Publishing

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