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Monday, February 23, 2009

Kryten Drives a Car

Robert Llewellyn may not be regular on local tv these days, but he isn't sitting on his butt.

as I wrote in this post, we have new Red Dwarf episodes to look forward to in the not too distant future (I hope)

But for now why not indulge in ‘Car Pool’ and short podcast starting Llewellyn as the driver and a number of well known British celeb types as the passenger.

Llewellyn drives his passengers to their errands while they chat about, well, stuff!

Do I know how to sell something or what. Some of it I don't get, but a lot of it is funny as hell.

Hey it's free to check out, so why not. Main site is Llewtube, but you can also subscribe via iTunes if you prefer to watch on your iPod / iPhone

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Really, how anyone not love this little piglet?

Meet Kingsford (I sure hope his name isn't from this).

Kingsford Goes to the Beach

Note to the videopigographers: The peeing, not necessary.

Via Cuteoverload

Smoke Me a Kipper...

Update: According to the Red Dwarf 2009 FAQ page @ on Robert Llewellyn's Llewtube site, the new Red Dwarf will come out here on DVD. As you were

I'm a big fan of Red Dwarf and was waiting with baited breath for the never to happen movie.

Guess how thrilled I am to find this.

It had better come to Canada

To tide you over:

Monday, February 02, 2009

A Little Bit Faster Now...

There are many different ways to get the news online. Many like to use news search engines such as Google News. Or they may prefer to go directly to a source such as the Vancouver Sun or CBC News.

At the Vancouver Public Library we have a wonderful database called PressDisplay. It contains newspapers in .pdf format from around the world on day of publication. The really cool thing is that the newspaper looks the same as the paper format, but with added value features such as having the stories translated for you, read aloud or emailed. If you are a news junkie, it's a dream tool.

The link above is to the fee based version. But if you have a Vancouver Public Library card you can access the entire database for free here, although I encourage locals to check out all of our great databases here. Have your library card handy. </end plug>.

Although online news is not exactly new, it has changed immensely over the years. Here is an 1981 video that explains the wave of the future.

No pictures, no comics, $5.00 an hour, 2 hours to download. But pretty impressive for 28 years ago.

One more PressDisplay note. Although Vancouver Public Library was the first library to subscribe to this service, As of October '08 over 1000 libraries were offering it to their patrons. So if you don't live in the Greater Vancouver area, check out your local library.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Good Morning Snowshine

12:28 update: Yay, it's raining!


Let's look on the bright side shall we. It's not likely that anyone will be seeing their shadow tomorrow.