Posts Tagged ‘blog’

I think he’s got a point to be honest

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

At least, it’s obvious there are massive gaps in the education system as it stands.

Why I’m here, and not on Facebook

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

This guy sums it up rather well. Facebook is a bad thing, for you and your friends, and here’s why.

http://saintsal.com/facebook/

Moog Modular 2015

Monday, January 26th, 2015

So it turns out that Moog are building a limited edition monosynth which is a replica (in pretty much every way) of the original Moog Modular’s from the 1970s. I would LOVE one of these, but at a price of $35,000 I think I’ll have to pass. But what a synth – incredible engineering!

Prophet-6

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Oh, I am so planning to put some pennies aside and get one of these this Summer. This thing is truly exquisite.

Richard Dawkins’ love letters

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

It takes a real fanatic to pen such exquisite communiques as demonstrated here. I found this hilarious 🙂

Spinning 3D prints

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

So, you print out some zeotrope sculptures, rotate them under a strobe and film the results – this is breathtaking 🙂

I hate being ill!

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

So I’ve been a shivering sweaty wreck in bed all day with the window open trying to cool down. Feeling a bit better now, but it’s most frustrating now having time off work and being able to do anything except cough a lot. Grrr.

Hopefully now I’m feeling a bit better this will continue, though typing this I’m in a cold room and still sweating. I want to get some music done dammit!

Christmas Hols are nearly here

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Ahh, it’s that time of year. My Christmas hols start at the end of the day today, just wrapping up a few bits and pieces for work then I can relax a bit. It’s really good to not have to be travelling for a while, though I’ve got two trips coming up straight after the New Year. Nevermind, hopefully I’ll have rested enough by then it won’t seem too onerous 🙂

Expect some musical updates this weekend, and also some studio pics. I’m down to literally the last few cables to install, finally!

Hurrah.

 

Hotel Internet charges

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

19.95 Euros a day to access the Internet? No way am I paying that, on principle! Marched up to the front desk and requested the details of one of their Directors 🙂

Dear Mr. Nassila,

  My name is Eddy Deegan, and I am a senior Global Solutions Architect for an American technology company. I am currently staying in the hotel next to the Grand Arch in Paris a la Defence, as I am working on-site with a team at [Name withheld for obvious reasons – I did put it in the letter though]

  I was given your card by a young man at reception. I am writing to you to express my dissatisfaction at the extortionate charges for Internet access at your hotel. Having booked the room for 2 nights at nearly 500 euros, spent 100 euros or more at the restaurant, and being a business traveller, I was shocked and dismayed to see a charge for 20 euros per night for Internet access.

 I come to Paris regularly but this is the first time I have used the Renaissance hotel.  I rely on the Internet to co-ordinate with my colleagues in California. My objection to the price of Internet connection is that it is an essential component of a business trip and to require 20 euros a day on top of an already healthy hotel bill seems nothing but greedy to me.

  I am therefore registering my disappointment that an otherwise excellent hotel would let itself down in this manner. I regret that I will not be returning. Nor will I be paying 20 euros for access to email from my room. It is actually cheaper for me to buy bandwidth from my UK mobile phone supplier, even in France.

 20 euros is not much money, but it is not about that. It is about me as a business traveller feeling let down by a hotel that I would have expected better service from.

Yours sincerely,

Eddy Deegan, room 226.

I will update this post should any further developments arise, though I’m not holding my breath on that one!

Another work trip, and a studio update

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Last trip before Christmas – at least I hope so. I’m back to Paris la Defense for 3 days Mon-Wed this week. Last time I was there I got very lost after dark searching for my hotel. This time I have a hotel right next door to the office, almost adjacent to the big square arch thing, so this time I do not expect to get lost.

Paris_La_Défense

In other news I spent a lot of time this weekend sorting out my studio and it’s very nearly done. A few more cables to install, and a final tidy-up and it’s ready to use again. Looking forward to getting home already!