Daily archives: August 8, 2010

An architectural wander near the Irwell

Architecture near the Irwell

Whilst wandering around looking for places to leave G.I.s this afternoon I decided to explore around a short stretch of the Irwell. I even did a little bit of timid urban exploration, nosing around open doors and going into places I probably wasn’t allowed. All good clean fun.

I need to explore more of Salford. The bit just across the river that I explored today was an interesting mix of glass and steel new builds and faded and crumbling old red brick, often pushed right up against one another.

On a side note, my camera has some issue with red in RAW format (or .CR2, as this is a Canon). Does anyone know anything about this? Is there a flaw/eccentricity in the sensor of the Canon G11? The onboard JPEG processing deals with it, putting the red back when it’s needed, but I’m not always so good at that when I “develop” it in Photoshop Elements.

The Irwell wander photos can be found here.

Get me to the prison in record time

Hosted on Fotki

This is just brilliant. There’s no commentary with the photos, but you can see that it’s a hot-rodded prison bus (or a hot-rodded bus/commercial vehicle made up to look like a prison bus). Insane.

Hosted on Fotki

Hosted on Fotki

The photographer who took this, who goes by Butch Pate, has many great albums of photos from car shows in his Fotki gallery.

How to fix punctures on a hub gear bike

I could have done with this article yesterday, just for the bit where it tells you how to remove the cable carrier. I swore at a Shimano Nexus 7-speed for a good hour before realising the one simple thing I had to do so it would go back together again. Remember- always line up the dots.

Also learnt yesterday- Swedish inches would appear to be larger than English ones. The 26″ x 1.5″ tyre I bought from Clas Ohlson was of a larger diameter than the 26″ x 1.5″ one it was supposed to replace. Bear these extended inches in mind next time you meet a Swedish gentleman.

Trailer Time

Underground Comedy 2010. It’ll either be painfully awful or embarassingly hilarious. I’m leaning toward the former.

Swamp Shark.

Jackass 3D.

Never Let Me Go.

The Avengers.

Titanic II.

Beneath Hill 60.


The Boss of It All.

Kandahar Break.

Holy Wars.

Colin Fitz Lives!


The Bang Bang Club.