Love is Strange (2014) is a film I have been eagerly anticipating all year. It stars Alfred Molina and John Lithgow as George and Ben, an older gay couple who decide […]
One of my favourite shops in East Oxford, Comma, closed it’s doors a while ago. I was gutted. They always had so many great, unique products and stationery, it was my heaven! Fortunately, it wasn’t long until the shop reopened as Love Your Plane and throughout August, OLD MADE shop is popping up there. It’s […]
Despite the expected August gardening slump, it’s been quite the weekend down the farm and at home.
No Project Left Behind.
My summer sabbatical is finally over after a six-week break and it feels great to be writing for my blog again. I had planned to extend this break until the […]
Back once again to the wonderful Elder Stubbs Festival. Organised by mental health charity: Restore, this fabulous event is a real summer highlight. Held in the beautiful allotments and orchards near Florence Park in Oxford, it’s a great opportunity fo…
Post by Enrique Fernández.
Musings on using PuSH to federate related articles and trafficThis article is © Copyright Marcus Povey 2008-2014
I’ve finally got around to picking a winner of the gorgeous Dachshund brooch. It was a very scientific way of picking the winner (names on squares of paper, thrown up in the air, one picked at random.) Well, you can’t argue with gravity right?! So the winner is… Pupcakes! They commented on the post over […]
‘I never thought I’d land in pictures with a face like mine.’ Audrey HepburnI’m still on cloud 9 after my holiday and I’ve had a silly grin on my face since touching down at Heathrow nearly three weeks ago. It’s probably just jet lag or the shock…
Automatically turn soundcloud links in your Idno posts into an embedded player.This article is © Copyright Marcus Povey 2008-2014
Suitably for working with a think tank, I had to think jolly hard about this one.
Ah, stationery, you never let me down. You’re always there when I need you, helping me feel more organised, even I only keep you about because you’re super pretty or give me the illusion of being super organised! This selection of gorgeous planners come from Fox and Star, which is a stationery shop I’ve *just* […]
Back in July we went to Wales and foraged and flowered, and I meant to write about it but the time passed and we were back in the city.
I can share a few photographs at least.
We all love bugfixes, right? Never mind that they imply there are bugs you never get to find out about….
I’m still recording video, but by and large nothing much seems to happen – or nothing out of the ordinary happens with any kind of regularity – for me to document. But here’s a few minutes commuting, edited in to a compilation (warning, contains an early, weapons-grade, use of the … Continue reading →
On Friday I left work, jumped on the Daytona and headed south on a bit of a marathon: A46 from Cov to Warwick A429 south (Wellesbourne, Moreton in Marsh, Stow on the Wold, Bourton on the Water, Northleach, Cirencester, Kemble, Malmesbury, Hullavington) A350 south (Chippenham, Melksham, Westbury) A36 south (Warminster, … Continue reading →
[Summary: thinking aloud - brief notes on learning about the wikidata project, and how it might help addressing the organisational identifiers problem] I’ve spent a fascinating day today at the Wikimania Conference at the Barbican in London, mostly following the programmes ‘data’ track in order to understand in more depth the Wikidata project. This post […]
I don’t know about you, but I like to try my hand at most crafts. There are some I’m good at, some I’m not so good at, but most are a work in progress, as there’s always something new to learn. One thing I’d really like to be better at is sewing. Or using my […]
The Other PlaceI didn’t want to like Cambridge, after all I live in Oxford. But there was something about the Colleges, narrow lanes, bikes, tea rooms and general Britishness, that took me back to the early 90′s, when I first discovered Oxford, and lat…