I think I might be back.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
After watching so many bloggers fall to the wayside due to other commitments - its eventually my turn. Well almost.
I'm going to be travelling the world and thus my greed for link love will be somewhat lessened. So I'm hereby serving my notice. Blogging on this here site will be extremely rare, but expect some nuggets every now and then.
However if you fancy following my escapades around the globe do so over here. Me and the wife plan to blog our journey.
Smell you all later.
Monday, August 18, 2008
So as you probably know I'm off around the world next week for a year. So I'm trying to tie up a few loose ends. Today came the turn of making sure my mobile would work while in some far flung destinations.
3 months ago I changed from meteor bill pay to meteor pay as you go - So I wouldn't be paying a monthly fee as I don't intend to be using the phone too often. I have roamed with meteor many times including to countries that are not on their list
So I called customer service and spoke with Lindsey who explained that I would need to go into a meteor shop to register my credit card details, fill out a direct debit form and pay €60 top up before my roaming would be activated and I would be able to roam out side the list for the next 30 days.
Although this is awkward, it is not ridiculous. Apparently my contract with them as a Bill paying customer isn't sufficient to justify my roaming with them now as a Pre pay customer.
The ludicrous part is... they will want me to do this every 30 days. So when I repeated that fact I will not be able to go to a meteor shop every 30 days while thousands of miles away - I was informed I could fax the form to them every month. But would still have to top up by €60 to get the roaming activated for the next 30 days.
So for 12 months roaming they would charge me €720 whether I spend it or not.
Update - while trying to get released form meteor Carmel put me on hold for 5 mins then hangs the call up, despite having confirmed my details an accessing my account she in unable to return a call.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
A simple idea has turned into very strange art - again.
On the third week of January 2007, while getting a coffee at work, I placed 3 coffee stirrers in a simple pattern on the notice board.
Over the next few days this took on a life of its own. And developed into a wonderful display - I'm calling it Art.
So I've started again. And guess what it has started again.
Lets follow it...
My Exibit 14-07-08
Stage 1... 15-07-08
A nice progression towards ancient symbolism or maybe a lean towards Asian writing styles
Stage 2... 16-07-08
A slight adjustment leaves a symbol which to me seems less elaborate.
Stage 3... 17-07-08
I feel like the project has become someones joke. A simple but yet evil face has been added. First tempted to remove it, but I will allow this, it could become like Easter Island.
Stage 4... 18-07-08
I'm happy with the turn away from faces. This person has used other artefacts (postcards) from the notice board to give the project a cartoonish feel. Also note the change on the top right - almost brining back stage 2.
Stage 5... 22-07-08
A return to normal. The postcards were removed by someone and they left their mark.
I prefer this kind of development.
Stage 6... 23-07-08
At first I liked this progression nice small separate works, but when looking at it on the camera the obvious YMCA comes through. I do like the art on the right.
Stage 7... 24-07-08
Someone took time and effort with this. Again the separate art theme is coming out, unlike the first expiriment where there was a great growth of the original. I wonder is there a hidden story or message.
Stage 8... 25-07-08
This is my absolute favourite. Plain angles making unknown images.
Stage 9 25-07-08 - 08-08-08
The above installation was resident for some time only to be replaced by this...
Stage 10... 08-08-08 - 12-08-08
Some lovely new symbols as intricate as stage 2. Definitely my new favourite. However the noticeboards primary function seems to have been reclaimed. Maybe the art was changed before the notices were added, maybe they were added as part of the art piece. But I feel the best work has been vandalised.
Should I remove the notices and allow for more developments or should I end the project now?
Please leave you preference in the comments
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