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Total Fail at the Kinect Galleries

August 8th, 2010 · 9 Comments

Update 3rd Sept: Shortly after I made this post, I got a nice email from someone running the Kinect Galleries campaign telling me they took the problems very seriously and were working to make sure they didn’t happen again – from the comments on this post, it sounds like that’s happened! I also went to [...]

Tags: adrian · apple · games · london · science

Flatmate wanted in Clapham Common

May 12th, 2008 · No Comments

My flatmate is moving out in a couple of months to go to new pastures, so it’s time for me to find another flatmate. I’m going to put an ad in various places shortly, but I figure it wouldn’t hurt to post something here as well – clearly anyone reading this blog will have good [...]

Tags: adrian · london

The Longest Race of my Life

September 7th, 2007 · No Comments

24 hour events have always attracted a certain fascination. By definition, they’re demonstrations of endurance, and when the world is transformed at night, what might be a common activity like walking through London turns into something that is slightly thrilling and illicit – and therefore, very attractive to a particular type of person.
In a couple [...]

Tags: adrian · charity · london · running

Fire Alert at Heathrow

March 2nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

I was sitting in the lounge area of Terminal 3 in Heathrow when the PA system came on.
“This is a security announcement. All passengers are reminded that baggage should-”
A sharp beeping interrupted the message. “A fire alarm has been activated in your area. Please go to the nearest emergency exit immediately. A fire alarm has [...]

Tags: adrian · airport · london · travel

Post Office

December 14th, 2006 · 3 Comments

Try as some might to avoid the rest of humanity, there are two places where you’re obliged to spend time with them – post offices, and planes. Nice segue into a weblog post about both, eh?
(well, the one about planes might have to come a bit later)
I had to pick up a special delivery from [...]

Tags: adrian · london · politics

Where’s Adrian? (The Sequel)

November 22nd, 2006 · 3 Comments

Next week, I’m speaking at a couple of conferences on Perplex City in London. Can you guess I didn’t get much notice? Anyway, if you happen to be going to either, please say hi!
Tuesday November 28th: BBC Audio Drama Festival. I’m speaking on the Gaming panel, which is at 9:30am and also repeated at 11:30am.
Friday [...]

Tags: arg · conference · london · perplexcity · philosophy · travel

Happy Elephant

May 8th, 2006 · No Comments

Guardian weblog hating the Elephant – the Scrooge-like nature of the Guardian comes out in full force with this cynical bashing of the Sultan’s Elephant. Luckily all the commenters proceed to set the balance right.

Tags: london

London happenings

May 6th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Two interesting developments have occurred in London in the past few days. The first is the Sultan’s Elephant. I haven’t been able to see the three-storey mechanical moving Elephant myself, since I’m in Oxford, but I intend to come back early on Sunday to see it off. The Sultan’s Elephant is performance art of the [...]

Tags: london · tv

How to get from Oxford to London

February 22nd, 2005 · 130 Comments

Two Oxford-London coaches enter. Only one will leave. Which coach will be the victor?!!!

Tags: london · oxford · review · travel

How to obtain a visa for India in London

November 16th, 2004 · 300 Comments

A brief guide on how to get a visa from India House in Aldwych, London.

Tags: india · london