Happy hallowe’en | 万圣节

Reading Time: < 1 minute Hallowe’en was a special time for me growing up. Alongside St Patrick’s day it made me feel connected with with my wider family in Ireland. We would have a barm brack sent to us by my Granny. This is kind of like a giant tea cake but richer or less stodgy than say Soreen. It… Continue reading Happy hallowe’en | 万圣节

Links of the day | 在网上找到

Reading Time: 2 minutes Future Perfect » The Touchmedia Tax – fascinating myth of the ‘captive audience’ The facial recognition revolution – CNN.com Blogs Five-Year Plan launches China textiles on new course – move to South East Asia and less developed parts of China coupled with increasing automation Panasonic expected to post Y300 bil loss ‹ Japan Today –… Continue reading Links of the day | 在网上找到

Real-world McGyver

Reading Time: < 1 minute YouTube user SpiritPlumber put up a video showing how to make an impromptu cellphone charger from off-the-shelf components available in a Radio Shack (think Maplins in the UK). The impressive thing is that these were not bench assembled, but built on-the-fly in the electronics store a la the US  fictional TV show McGyver of the… Continue reading Real-world McGyver