Simon’s Backup Weblog


Test iPhone Post

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on July 27, 2008
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Trying out the WordPress iPhone application. Seems reasonable and quite suitable for mobile blogging.

Now to post this entry!

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Hello world!

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on December 3, 2007

This is a backup of my existing blog, “Technology, Books, and Other Neat Stuff”.

I’ll try to  keep it relatively in sync…

Dare to GIP

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on December 2, 2007

Here’s a shiny new user icon, photoshopping Bryan Talbot’s cover for the latest take on Dan Dare.

Feel free to appropriate…

Our other blog gets a new feed

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on November 30, 2007

IT Pro has updated its blog software to WordPress MU, and with that come a whole new set of RSS feeds. Instead of the single feed that all of the blogs had, there’s now a feed for each of the blogs on the site.

I’ve created a new syndicated account for our column:

We post articles there at least twice a week.

Enjoy!

Watch(ed)men

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on November 28, 2007

Some backlot shots of the Vancouver sets for the Watchmen movie have emerged.

In good news, they appear to be very faithful to Dave Gibbons’ art – even down to the neon on the GungaDiner…

A Souvenir of Canada

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on November 26, 2007

Found while pootling on YouTube last night, a series of promotional videos for Douglas Coupland’s new novel The Gum Thief

Rather excellent little animations, and (what I assume is) Coupland’s flat affectless narration giving a feel of the vast emotional spaces that lie at the heart of his books.

(And apropos of this blog post’s title, it turns out they’ve made a film from his two Souvenir of Canada books.

On a cold winter night…

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on November 24, 2007

…a perfect New Zealand beach.

Wild Beach

Somewhere to bask a while.

Don’t dance on the volcano

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on November 24, 2007

Don't walk on the volcano

On a cold day, a warm view. This is the fragile new land of Timanfaya, the volcanic national park on Lanzarote, where the heat of the earth meets the heat of the sun.

Lanzarote, Canary Islands
February 2002

Feral Roman Cats In Ruins

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on November 24, 2007

Feral Roman Cats In Ruins

Cat on the Colosseum

Feral Roman Cats In Ruins

Cat in the Forum

It’s about time to cross the streams, and merge three recurring interests across my friends list: ancient history, travel and cats. So here are a couple of old photos that I recently added to Flickr, of some of Rome’s famous feral cats lazing about on some of Rome’s most famous ruins…

Rome, Italy
September 2000

Many Worlds Get Smaller.

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on November 24, 2007

It turns out that E from Eels is the son of Hugh Everett III, the Everett in Everett-Wheeler.

He’s just made a film about him

Shortly after my father died the phone started ringing. My father was Hugh Everett III. When he was 24 he wrote a ground-breaking thesis about physics most commonly known as “the many worlds theory”. It challenged the accepted notion of how the world works in such a huge way, stating that there were actually countless versions of ourselves splitting off and going through as many different scenarios as you could imagine, and the physics powers that be (Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr) were having none of this. They weren’t about to let a 24-year-old knock their faces off the Mount Rushmore of physics. Getting no encouragement, my father gave up on quantum physics.

Interesting stuff.

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