Monthly Archives: July 2006

Another Airport Again

Airport TaxiI am taking another of my trips to Helsinki for work. Today I took the later flight and I have to say that I am happy to have flown British Airways. I find there’s something reassuring about flying with BA (but don’t ask me what). The woman sat in front of me was sporting a pink cowboy hat for some reason (it was remarkably similar to these I found on Flickr) but I don’t think the warm and comfy feeling came from that.

Given the late hour of our arrival I imagine the cabin crew were spending the night in Helsinki too. Only on British Airways would you see them carrying a proper pint of milk with them. I can only dream of arriving at the hotel and making myself a decent cuppa!

The flight was uneventful. Solitaire managed to send me to sleep which was a good job as I had forgotten the headphone for my Treo and couldn’t listen to the many podcast delights I take on my travels. Note to self: buy a spare set of headphones.

And so to the hotel where I was upgraded to a superior room. I think that means the desk on which you can place your laptop is on the other side of the room rather than right by the bed. That means, as I type this, I am straining to watch the television which is – handily – right across the room. Still, there was an old Starsky & Hutch and an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents to entertain me as I fall asleep. Which is exactly where I am heading now.

On this day…

2002: Seven Wonders
2002: What's A Boy To Think?
2002: What’s A Boy To Think?

All Change

Sometimes, an old friend will have a haircut and you’ll not notice. Sometimes, they’ll come back from the salon and you’ll love it. Well, jasewells.com has had a make-over and I really like. I’ve been reading it for so long it feels a bit like an old friend by now. Wonderful. Perhaps, it’s time to get some colour around here: Red With Envy.

On this day…

2003: We Love Pizza
2002: Music on the Move
2002: They Go Quite Fast

Here Comes Zune

According to Engadget, Microsoft’s rumoured music player, Zune, “will not be PlaysForSure compliant, meaning you will not be able to use your Zune player with Napster or Vongo, for example. This will be an entirely new system. Microsoft will continue to support and develop for their PlaysForSure initiative, but all things PlaysForSure are handled by two entirely separate division that will not have any crossover”.

So yet again we have another music format from Microsoft. This is the problem with everything they have ever done in this space: the formats and constantly changing. Although I am going to wait to see this device I am guessing that the continued confusion for Microsoft, the public and suppliers will be driving more people to Apple this Christmas. I could be one of them.

On this day…

2005: Coming Soon To A Browser Near You
2002: All For A New Pair of Shoes

Changing The Face of Pop

According to Yahoo, Justin Timberlake wants new sound to change pop and push the boundaries of music with a new album, “FutureSex/LoveSounds”, that marks a departure from his earlier chart-topping style, he said on Friday. I guess all this promotion for his new album is the reason his Man of the Moment page is getting more traffic!

On this day…

2005: Trafalgar Square Vigil
2003: A 4 Minute Warning
2002: Spending Money At Last