Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

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Five things that I have appreciated this week:

Becky and I went to see the David Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy of the Arts. Our interest was primarily in how he’d used digital in his works from multi-video camera ricks to product large-scale installations to using the iPad as a sketchpad. More thoughts on this later.

I got to spend a bit of time catching up with Wadds, Becky and Peter Hay at  Le Casa del Habano on Wardour Street. A mix of cigar shop and bar, it has one of the largest selections of rum I’d ever seen to complement its cigars. I had to make do with a coffee. The staff were polite but short-handed so food we ordered arrived cold. On the plus side it has a more relaxed vibe than a lot of Soho bars.

We had photographer Simon Apps in the new office to do our corporate photography. Snazzy new pictures to show you soon.

I have spent more time this week with Sysomos MAP than I would have liked. My gym routine hasn’t happened, neither has washing clothes or doing housework as we’ve been working on a big global research project for a client. This wouldn’t have been possible if we weren’t supported by great first-line support over at Sysomos when things occasionally went wrong or we weren’t sure how to do something.

I signed up for the NTH music synthesiser on Kickstarter. It has a great vintage sound, an easy to use tactile interface and built in MIDI compatibility.