A Few Months With Windows 8

Computerworld have an interesting  feature today in which some prominent tech authors voice their opinions on Windows 8. A majority of the 14 quoted say they spend all their time on the desktop and never touch the Metro interface which is what greets you on the standard Win 8 start screen. While reading I suddenly realised I do exactly the same. I’ve never really thought about why I do this . . . can what’s available by default on the start screen really be that bad? I decided to spend an hour revisiting the start screen which comes out of the box and reappraising . . . Read more

Drive Thru No More

Sad news folks, the Drive Thru surf films are over. No more to come. I got this from Sybil at Poor Specimen just today:

Hi Paul,They are officially finished!  Thank you for your blog post!


Such a shame they never managed a UK Drive Thru.

If you’re interested in my take on these wonderful films over the years then go here, for my take on the superb soundtracks go here.