These three were the people who, without any official backing or funding, developed the OU Facebook apps ([url=http://nogoodreason.typepad.co.uk/no_good_reason/2007/10/first-ou-facebo.html]Course Profile [/url]and [url=http://nogoodreason.typepad.co.uk/no_good_reason/2008/03/second-ou-faceb.html]My OU Story)[/url].
Back in 2008 it all seemed so new and exciting. I liked, and still like, this skunkworks approach, where you can just do stuff with a bit of time and some ideas, and a few pints of beer. We came up with most of the ideas and approaches here in the cellar bar.
L to R we have [url=http://blog.ouseful.info/]Tony Hirst[/url], [url=http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/SocialCommunications/]Stuart Brown[/url] and [url=http://www.greenhughes.com/]Liam Green-Hughes[/url]. This is the last time this gang may be assembled in the OU Cellar Bar as Liam is leaving for an internet TV start-up.
When the water level rises, lots of trees along the Taff have branches that dip into the water. These act as nets, catching all the debris (plastic bags mainly). Then, when the water subsides, along stretches of the river you have trees displaying these rather strange decoration.
PS – wonder of the plastic bag fee will reduce the number of bags we see?
This horse statue, constructed from horseshoes is at the stables where my daughter rides. On a related note, we saw Spielberg’s War Horse on Friday. Daughter is a big Michael Morpurgo fan, and sobbed for the last half of the film. Afterwards she declared that she needed water as she was dehydrated.
Apparently Doctor Who has been hit by the recession and has had to downsize the Tardis (only on the outside)
A label that says ‘Please remove this label’. Modern civilisation has brought us to this.
Took this last night, just after midnight so it counts as today’s blip. Was just past a full moon I think.
I risked life and limb for this shot. Actually there is a pedestrian crossing and I disobeyed the ‘cross quickly’ instruction to take this.
Not a film quote this time, but a song lyric. And shame on you if you don’t know it.
This is known as the iron bridge and used to be the only crossing over the Taff for about 8 miles. The [url=http://dicmortimer.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/to-ton/]original iron bridge was swept away in 1877[/url] and this one is steel.
Third (and second) law in action