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Ghibli does LeGuin

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on April 30, 2006

Get down with the Fluffy Kitten Crew

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on April 30, 2006

Best graffiti tag ever?

Leigh-on-Sea
April 2006

The Universal (or As The World Turns)

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on April 27, 2006

The Universal (or As The World Turns)

Long exposure of the Universal Globe spinning…

Orlando, Florida
April 2006

Business Travel Blogging

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on April 27, 2006

There’s free WiFi in the gate area at Orlando Airport. So, if your plane home is delayed for an hour (like mine), you can at least fiddle with LJ while you wait…

It’s also a nice fast connection, so time for some Flickr uploads!

New Thomas Dolby London Date!

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on April 26, 2006

The Sole Inhabitant will be at the Scala on the 23rd of June.

Oh yes. Having seen him once this year already at a warm-up gig in San Francisco, I am going back for the full tour experience…

It’s cheap – only £12.50. It’s also early – doors open at 7.00 and the gig will be over at 9.30

Last Chance To See

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on April 25, 2006

Florida Panther
Originally uploaded by sbisson.

Meet the Florida Panther

One of the rarest big cats – less than 100 are currently alive. This 13 year old was rescued from being kept as a pet, and is now part of a breeding programme.

Orlando
April 2006

On Display

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on April 23, 2006

Displaying lizard

Lizard with inflated bright orange dewlap

Orlando
April 2006

So where is Simon today?

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on April 23, 2006

Well, I’m back across the pond for a few days, in the air-conditioned splendour of Orlando, ready to spend four days plugged into the world of Business Intelligence.

The flight wasn’t as bad as I feared it could have been, though thick cloud all down the eastern seaboard kept me from much aerial sightseeing, beyond a hydroelectric scheme somewhere along the US/Canada border. Coming in through Florida’s afternoon thunderstorms was a trifle nervewracking, especially when the aircraft unexpectedly dropped through some pretty sever turbulence…

Still, we landed safely, and made it (slowly) through immigration and to the hotel, which is also where the conference is going to be.

The view from my hotel room is pretty good. Florida is so flat that from the 22nd floor you can see for miles, or around here, at least two theme parks, and there’s plenty wildlife just around the corner and behind each building. There’s a big pond behind the hotel that I may investigate later for a little photography.

We’re not far from one of Orlando’s rare bookstores (pity it’s a B. Dalton, but we can’t have everything). At least I was able to find an extra birthday present for . Now, can I keep myself from reading it before I give it to her?

She’s off to Germany later today. I’ll have to work out what the time difference between here and the there.

The sun is slowly burning off the morning mists. Soon I’ll see the spiralled knotwork of Seaworld’s rollercoasters…

Supersize the keynote!

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on April 23, 2006

A most conventional convention
Originally uploaded by sbisson.

A most conventional convention…

Let’s do the MacDonald’s Timewarp again…

Orlando
April 2006

Wading…

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on April 23, 2006

Wading…
Originally uploaded by sbisson.

Wading bird.

Orlando
April 2006

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