Friday, July 21, 2006

More new blogs, plus Flickr meetup

Okay, here's four more new blogs. I'd like to say I'm sorry this is the last day of our new blog invasion week, but I'm getting a little bit sick of writing about blogs, and there are so many other things I want to blather on about, like how bad Superman Returns was, how jaw-droppingly cool Toshio Iwai's talk was at Futuresonic last night, and all of the various exciting things happening around the city over the next few weeks. But first...

Jonathan's Blog on Teaching, Learning and Research in the Arts is a great example of the right way to use blogging as a professional resource. Johnathan Savage is a Senior Lecturer in Music Education at Man Met, and from September 2006 will be a Visiting Research Fellow at the Royal Northern College of Music. His blog does what it says on the tin.

The blog of a N. irish computing student at UMIST,
ajdunlop's rants
include bits about Flickr, double decker buses, and great quotations.

Cognitive Dissonance
is written by PJ, a Manchester software engineer who writes a lot about music, and life in general. He's also active in Flickr. I'm seeing a lot of overlap between bloggers and Flickrheads in Manchester. So some of you might want to head over to the Manchester Flickr meet-up this Sunday, July 23 at 1:30pm at Sinclair's Oyster Bar in Exchange Square.

I'm not going to be able to make it seeing as I'll be out of town, but it should be fun, and could be the most photographed event in Manchester since the bomb. (Sinclair's photo courtesy of Spiderpops, from the Manchester Flickr group.)


jonthebeef said...

Superman didn't suck - it was brilliant! It reminded me of being a kid again!

Kate Feld said...

No, it didn't suck, I just thought it was really disappointing. It reminded me of being a kid again, too - especially with that same theme music. But I thought several key roles were miscast (Lois Lane!) and the script, in general, was wooden and confused. I know it's a blockbuster, but I expected better.

jonthebeef said...

Lois was a lot better than I expected in fairness. It's weird, seeing as she looks younger than her counterpart on Smallville, but still she was good.

Don't be too down on it - it all sets up nicely for subsequent movies which I reckon'll kick ass.

I'm such a geek. Must stop.