The Coldest City

I believe I have mentioned this before, but just in case I have not: Antony Johnston has a frankly superb new book coming out, called The Coldest City.

If you enjoyed Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy or Queen and Country, or The Sandbaggers, then you need to acquire this as soon as it comes out. A youtube trailer for the book is embedded below.

Go forth and buy it at once. All of you.

It Also Unclogs Drains


This one’s all the in the subject matter, not the photo, but it still makes me smile. It did the rounds a little bit on Tumblr, after I blogged it there the other day. Thought I’d share it here, too. Before you ask: no, I haven’t tried it. Which makes me a little sad.

Transition

Transition

Here’s a salutary little lesson for me. Snapped this on a whim the other day, ran it through the plastic bullets randomiser for 365 bullets, saw it on the iphone screen, filled it under “eh, it’ll do”, and got around to blogging it today. Thought no more of it – really hadn’t thought it was anything more than a just-about-acceptable shot – until a nice person on Tumblr reblogged it. And then I came to look at it on a decent sized screen, and realised that it was much better than it looked on the iphone screen, or at least, I liked it much more.

Seriously, folks, if you like this, click through to flickr and view it at the largest size you can.

Just a quick heads up…

I’m just about to change the DNS for my alasdair.biz domain. I’ve got everything set up at the new hosts already, but it’s possible that my email may be a little wonky at some point over the next few days, so if you’re mailing me in the next day or two, and don’t get a response, drop me a line to check that I’ve recieved your mail.

[Photography] I’m busy, but…

One for the London-based camera-owning nerds of this parish. Via thamshere, Shoot Shoreditch is on this Sunday. It’s an excuse to spend an afternoon wandering about a fairly photogenic bit of town, and possibly even win prizes for doing so. I’d go, if I didn’t already have plans, but I’m sure that others might be interested…