Month: December 2010

Hither Green in the news, 1893-1984

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journalism / words

The Borough of Lewisham WW2 Memorial, Hither Green Cemetery, erected 1951 One great, unknown benefit of living in Lewisham is membership of the Lewisham Library service. It’s free, and besides allowing you to borrow books the card also gets you access to a load of online resources: being a professional wordmonkey I particularly like having access to the OED Online, but there’s also the ODNB, Britannica and more – click here for the list. And […]

A walk(y) with the Zorki

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fuckwittery / photos

A few years ago, when I was first trying to figure out how to take photos with a manual camera, I read that you could buy manual film cameras very cheaply if you picked up ones made in the former USSR. And whoever wrote that was right: courtesy of a local pawn shop I grabbed a Zenit E SLR, with lens, for about a tenner. It needed a few spare parts, though, so I ended […]

5cm per second – UK DVD out March 2011

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Japanese / wonderfullnessosity

Some time ago I wrote a review of the rather wonderful 5 Centimeters Per Second, noting that at the time it was nigh on impossible to get hold of a copy in the UK. I ended up importing one from Hong Kong. Cost a fortune. Now, though, good news. It’s getting a UK release on Region 2 DVD* at the end of March 2011, and Amazon’s currently listing pre-orders for less than £9 – which […]

About that PlayStation Phone..

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The rumour is that I won’t get to see one at CES, but that Sony will launch the PlayStation Phone shortly after – at MWC, with a launch in April. So, at risk of making foolish predictions: yes, it’ll arrive this year, but no, it won’t play PSP games. It’ll run the smaller “PlayStation Minis”, already available for PSP and PS3, instead, and possibly emulated PS1 titles (yes, FFVII). Why? Well, first there’s the issue […]