Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Lights

Some quick photos of London's Christmas Lights

One of the Selfridge's window fronts.

Debenhams looked OK, plenty of lights anyway...

A similar display at House of Fraser

The Oxford Street lights were pretty similar to previous years, quite minimal but alright.

Regent street had these big lit webs, which were OK but still better than the movie-sponsored lights seen in previous years.

Another shot of Oxford Street.

Selfridges shop front, plenty of Christmas trees!

My favourite Christmas display was again in Carnaby Street with these large inflatable snowmen running its length.

Friday, December 12, 2008

PS3 Home

Sony finally released Home, their social networking application for the PS3. Initial overloading of the app prevented people from getting onto it for the first week, but once that was sorted it seems to be a whole lot more stable.

But there's not a great deal to do to keep people there. The US one has game specific locations such as a Red Bull Air Race game. However in the UK all we have is one mall, a bowling alley, a cinema and a communal park type area. I'm sure we'll get similar once the commercials are sorted.

The only thing that has given me a reason to revisit Home is the running man record breaking attempt. I've managed to lead a group of 10. As stupid as it is it seems to be the one activity that can bring a group of disparate people together.





Lack of beard aside I think the likeness is there :D

Friday, December 05, 2008

No Traffic Day

As part of the pre-Christmas rush the 2 busiest streets, Regent and Oxford are closed to traffic and the pedestrians get streets to themselves. 

It's not every day you get the chance to sit and unwind here!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Decorated trains in Japan

Decorated trains in Japan ::: Pink Tentacle

Some really cool paint jobs here. Hopefully they'll still be there when I go out there next year.