Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Eve

Next year I'm going to give this up. I'm going to make some real money, get fit and have more sex. Next year things are going to be different. Really? Stop dreaming. Unless aliens beam you up to the mother ship and turn you into a completely different person, none of these things are going to happen.

Some people seem to think there are magic spells woven into the end of the Gregorian calendar. They live in an ever-expanding bubble of blind faith, hope and optimism that, come January, everything will be different.

Well, it won't. Sorry to burst your bubble.

~ Ben Trovato

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

"We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed"

We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed.
As in filling a vessel drop by drop,
there is at last a drop which makes it run over;
so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.

~ James Boswell, 1777

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Fountain photo book

Hardcover, photos, incl. movie script.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

To the sea!


16 Birds, and more


Link to entire set of Tobago's Restaurant (December 2010).

Child receiving medical attention in Afghanistan

A child receives medical attention during a Medevac mission in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province November 13, 2010. The child was injured in an explosion. (REUTERS/Peter Andrews)

This is a photo that will be burnt into my memory forever.

Source:'s The Big Picture - Afghanistan, November, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


I wonder if taking generic photos is better than none at all.



Sunday, November 28, 2010

Eyjafjallajökull + Northern Lights

No idea how I managed to miss this photo! Photo by James Appleton

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Clint Mansell - The Fountain OST,
Röyksopp - The Understanding,
and Conjure One - Exilarch

Friday, November 19, 2010


I planted these almost half a year ago, and gave up on them, only for them to grow out of a crack in the concrete. Hrm...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

New laptop bag: Vax Balmes

So my old bag broke, and I needed to get a new one that could house my little netbook, its charger, my camera, and any other random unanticipated things I might need to carry with me. I settled for this Vax Balmes 13.5".

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Clouds

Gold in the dark

The love from above


The Blues
Traffic sign 1 - My head 0

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Repo Men

After watching Repo Men yesterday I realised it's been a very long time since I've seen a movie where I wouldn't have changed anything. *thumbs up*

Monday, October 4, 2010

Conjure One - Exilarch album art

Source. Available 19 October 2010.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Thoroughly convinced of the impossibility of his own suit, a high resolve constrained him not to injure that of another. This is a lover's most stoical virtue, as the lack of it is a lover's most venial sin.

Thomas Hardy - Far from the Madding Crowd

Friday, October 1, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010


"I thought it was love but I see now it was just an absence of disgust."

Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing...

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ysterplaat airshow

Today was the Africa Aerospace and Defence 2010 air show at Ysterplaat air base in Cape Town, South Africa.

There was much walking around, much taking of photos, and lots of WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?!

Celebrating the 90th Annivesary of the South African Air Force.

Full set of photos available on my flickR.


Protip: Standing behind a 200 ton C-17 Globemaster as it takes off is not a good idea.

(I don't actually have any photos from whilst standing behind it because that would have resulted in my camera lens being sand blasted into oblivion.)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Emergency, emergency!

I am a horrible person.

People with short attention spans should not be entrusted to cook pancakes.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Work work work

Sometimes I feel as if I'm unwillingly in some arranged marriage with work.

Monday, August 9, 2010


At that moment, I wanted to isolate myself. I had not yet resolved anything, or reached any decision. I stood motionless, looking at the dark sky and the cold stars, pale ghosts of the stars that shone on Earth. My mind was a blank. All I had was the grim certainty of having crossed some point of no return. I refused to admit that I was travelling towards what I could not reach. Apathy robbed me of the strength even to despise myself.


...but leaving would mean giving up a chance, perhaps an infinitesimal one, perhaps only imaginary…Must I go on living here then, among the objects we both had touched, in the air she had breathed? In the name of what? In the hope of her return? I hoped for nothing. And yet I lived in expectation. Since she had gone, that was all that remained. I did not know what achievements, what mockery, even what tortures still awaited me. I knew nothing, and I persisted in the faith that the time of cruel miracles was not past.

~ Solaris, by Stanisław Lem

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Spiral (2007)

So I just finished watching Spiral (2007), and I would like to announce that I have finally found a role model. That is all.

Monday, August 2, 2010


Why is it not socially acceptable for me to stab people in the face when they interrupt my listening to music for stupid inane reasons?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Visitor

"Then you won't care about anything but sleep and more sleep. Sleep will be like a woman to you. You'll always go back to her, because she's fresh and good and faithful and she always treats you kindly and the same. You only wake up so you can think about going back to sleep. It’s a nice thought."

Ray Bradbury's The Visitor

Sunday, June 13, 2010

AppleBanana said:

Now ive only seen soccer a few times over the years but i just gotta ask why do they have a ****ing air raid siren going the entire match? Every game ive ever watched parts of has this. Do people in other countries get bombed so much that they are only comfortable when there is a siren going off nonstop?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010