Sunday, 17 July 2011

Google Search Stories

Make your own!


Decided to give SlideRocket another go for a presentation I need to give. I haven't got the patience to make a decent, non-vomit inducing Prezi, but hope that we will be using Prezi for a brain storming exercise.

I've been getting some inspiration and come across the 'Girl Effect' presentations. Well worth a look as they not only promote what you can do with SlideRocket but the message will probably move you as well.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

George Bernard Shaw

I have been thinking a lot recently about George Bernard Shaw and his involvement with LSE. I have had access to a lot of early material related to him and have found it really interesting. Stories about GBS and the history of LSE are as relevant today as they ever were and ones which need to be told. The landscape of UK HE is changing dramatically and new opportunities have arisen, yet with them comes great challenges. Connecting with our shared past can help give vigour to our actions and our vision of what we want to be, and where we came from.

Stories like the 'Man and the Cameraman' project by LSE Library and the Exhibitions Group work, both online and physical, are raising awareness, widening access and building the reputation of the institution as a whole.

We should dig for more stories. The Digital Library will bring a wealth of material into the wider global domain such as the Webb Diaries and the Booth Maps. I'd like to see us digitise the Clare Market Review and historic copies of The Beaver to continue with the story and engage alumni with publications they would be familiar with.

A few quotes from Shaw that I quite like:

“If you leave the smallest corner of your head vacant for a moment, other people's opinions will rush in from all quarters”
“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” 
 “We must always think about things, and we must think about things as they are, not as they are said to be.”

Monday, 11 July 2011


I may have been a bit rash in choosing to set up a blog. Or perhaps even a bit too quick to select Blogger.

In the main I just want to post stuff. Nice stuff. Pictures and videos. I wonder now if Tumblr would have been better.

I guess you don't know something until you try it.

Here's some old Cossack saying or some such.

he who has one eye on the past is blind in one eye. he who looks only to the future is blind in both

Sunday, 10 July 2011

A quality daily cartoon

Book Curiosities

Book Curiosities

I wish I had started collecting these pictures earlier. I see less of them now I am not labeling books all the time.


Drink cans have always been aesthetically pleasing things to me. When I go buying I always look for a few random cans to appreciate. You find the most random drinks in the smallest of places and I can wholeheartedly recommend trying something different.

Spar-Letta (sp.) is another recently quality discovery. Check out your local newsagent. Try find something random!

Taste Test

A weekend wouldn't be complete without a Saturday morning taste test to assist with overcoming the hangover. And the winner was.....

Bloody Apprentice

Truly the best video you will ever find on You Tube. Fact. 


Big up to the Cassetteboy(s)
Good old Gord