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Brilliant Internet people

Hello, me again.

I have recently become aware of some people on the Internet who I think are excellent. The first is a man called James Ward. I don’t know who he is. He may be a comedian or a writer or he may work in Waterstones. It doesn’t matter. He is my new favourite.

He is on the Twitter which is where I first encountered him having a conversation with radio presenter Geoff Lloyd. It was an excellent conversation about how Geoff had died. I liked the cut of this man’s gib, so I followed him and in doing so, navigated to his blog.

http://iamjamesward.wordpress.com/

It is wonderful. It is all about boring things and, quite often, posters he has seen. I thoroughly recommend reading all of it – I’m now back to November 2010. The thought process and over-analytical approach to the mundane is very similar to how my mind works, except that Mr James Ward writes down his thought process for idiots like me to read.

I told him that I liked it on the Twitter. I’m not just saying this, have evidence:

As I am incapable of original thought, I daresay I shall be drawing inspiration from his blog whilst hopefully stopping slightly short of copying his style outright.

Anyway, I don’t really have any more to say about James Ward, just go and follow him on the Twitter and read his blog.

The next thing I found which is wonderful was actually via James Ward. I know, I’m like a fucking stalker or something.

http://sneezecount.joyfeed.com/

This is a blog by a man called Peter Fletcher, in which he logs all of his sneezes. Highlights include:

two thousand, eight hundred and thirty-eight

15th January 2012 1:14 pm

Car, outside house

Moderate

“They’ve had four bizarre wins…”

and

two thousand, four hundred and twenty-eight

26th March 2011 11:42 am

Dining room

Strong

Trying to draw a graph (ellipse) in Mathcad

and

three hundred and thirty

8th January 2008 8:25 pm

Office / spare bedroom

Moderate to strong

Checking bank balances

This is a level of obsession which one can only admire. One day I hope to start a project of this calibre. I have given genuine consideration to starting a Flickr photoblog of my poos. The Cons currently outweigh the Pros: 

Pros Cons
It would amuse and occupy me I would need a Flickr Pro account to upload more than 200 photos
It is fucking disgusting

Anyway, I think that’s all I have to say about Sneezecount as well. Bye.

Photography

Over the last couple of years I’ve been getting into photography. I’ve got an entry level DSLR, the Nikon D3000 – it’s basic but perfect for my needs and abilities at the moment.

My photos are all on my Flickr stream, and the rest of this post contains some of my favourites.

(If you’re viewing this at a later date from archives then some of the photos may have dropped off my photostream – I don’t have a Pro account.)

Barcelona

Gemma and I went on holiday to Barcelona in 2010.

This photo was taken in La Sagrada Familia. It was taken handheld so not the sharpest, but I like the colours.

The EXIF data was lost when I converted it for Flickr and I don’t have the RAW file to hand. I’m pretty sure this was on the 50mm lens, but I don’t know what settings.

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