09 May, 2008

Fink's Links #14

Well, this is a bit of an experiment, according to Blogger news it should now be possible to set up posts to automatically happen at future dates...so no, I'm not blogging from Gatwick airport (where my future self is now reclining, enjoying a cooked breakfast of some sort, or perhaps browsing through the book shop), I actually typed and posted this yesterday as a little experiment...

So, without further ado, some of the things I discovered that amused me while trying to sort out all the tangled cables of the internet during the last week -

Lets start with the discovery of a treasure laden ship-wreck in Namibia, finds included astrolabes (plural) - incredible as you can count the number of astrolabes recovered from wrecks (since people sailing around in boats began) using only seven of your little pinkies...

Watch a nice bit of footage (causing geekasms to thunder across the interweb) of an R2-D2 shaped, remotely operable home theatre system (and yes, you can even drive it around using it's accompanying 'Falcon' shaped controller)...

£20 solar charger for all your pocket goodies? It's good to recharge a mobile phone twice before it's internal battery runs out, recharges itself fully after 12 hours sat in the sunshine (not bad for the price) and comes equipped with every sort of charger cable adaptor you can imagine including female USB...

A nice high-res look at the recent "Cans festival" (Banksy et al decorate Leake Street thus immediately turning it into a major tourist attraction)...

Wired take a look at some of the recent developments in (occasionally rather odd) survival gear...

Following the theme with a scattering of fairly odd vending machines from around the globe...

Now how about a (far too short) glimpse of the "Catacombs of Paris" (yes, the French have recently renovated and reopened their medieval mass graves to visiting tourists)...wtf?

You probably saw it already, but the "Dirty thunderstorm" that sprang to life in the dust cloud when mount Chaitén volcano erupted is definitely worth a second peek (a rather rare and staggeringly apocolyptical phenomenon)...

...and finally, a few tasty morsels of "Guerilla Marketing gone wrong"...om nom nom nom...

If I don't post again before we get back (sure we will manage one or two), I hope the UK continues to see the unseasonally good weather and everyone has a great time while we are away!

Adiós amigos!

4 comments:

Tom Hopwood said...

Looking out of the window this morning the very seasonal crap weather has returned for the moment lol.

ginco said...

Fink, don't you even THINK of blogging while you're in gorgeous Mexico, you and Flyingpops must enjoy every moment of this great experience, we, at this end of the world, will wait patiently for your safe return until you will treat us with loads of wonderful tales and pics of your trip!
Amen to Tom's comment, European weather SUCKS!!!

Ben said...

Mexcio? I want to go to Mexico!

Have fun. Grr.

Anonymous said...

Mr & mrs finkangel we've missed your daily insight on life loads, we will be away when you read this, but hope you've had a really great time. love auntie & unky.......X