Thursday, June 29, 2006
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Always get concerned when displays at airports have such obvious faults. Not life-threatening, but reduces your confidence in other systems. Spotted at the luggage collection section of Amsterdam, Schiphol airport this morning.
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Passing through Changi airport in Singapore this evening, I see a promotion for a wind-up radio. But the price is very high compared to other parts of Asia. Likewise, the price of cameras on e-bay and internet shops was hundreds of euros cheaper than the cheapest price at the malls along Orchard Road. Singapore is no longer the gadgets paradise it once was. Clothes are cheaper than in Europe, but US is still the cheapest by a long mark.
This is Singapore Golf Club, a very pleasant spot to have a (Chinese) meal. Seems there are time limits on the greens though. If you go round too slowly, you'll get a warning letter from the President to speed up your game.
Friday, June 23, 2006
The towers of Radio Singapore International and BBC's relay station are next to each other on one of the few bits of "rural" Singapore that haven't been developed. In fact, the land between them and a military wireless site has been developed into a golf course. I guess they could light the golf course 24 hours a day with flourescent tubes from the RF energy coming out of those antennas.
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Well worth seeing. Greenaway has done a fascinating light and video show projected onto the real Nightwatch painting. The painting has been moved while the museum is being restored...so you can only see part of the collection at the moment.
Some of the projects I have been working on are coming to market....like the Inspired by Rembrandt competition which I helped launch Tuesday 13th in the Rijksmuseum. Went well, even though it was one of the hottest days of the year.
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Helped to organise an EBU plenary meeting covering new programmes and technologies designed to change the face of international broadcasting. Two colleagues came from Africa...Graham Welch from SABC News and Soule from Radio Netherlands Cotonou Office.
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Start up IT company and investor Lunitech in Rotterdam organises an annual art event at its HQ each year. This year, 30 artists had come up with their works inspired by rembrandt. Now that kinda fits the competition I'm running now.
Saturday, June 10, 2006
The Asian Broadcasting Union in KL, Malaysia has come up with a 30 watt FM station in a box. One of several solutions out there to help areas immediately after a disaster. www.broadcasterswithoutborders.org is now active.