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2010 in review

Posted in Uncategorized on January 2, 2011 by misterjrtaylor

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 6,900 times in 2010. That’s about 17 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 23 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 52 posts. There were 28 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 10mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was November 2nd with 139 views. The most popular post that day was GIMP Tutorial: How to create a vintage toy-camera Black & White Photo.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for vintage photography, goldfrapp, hitchcock, vintage poster, and retro poster.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


GIMP Tutorial: How to create a vintage toy-camera Black & White Photo February 2010


Retro Grunge Goldfrapp Poster January 2009


Hitchcock Retro Poster January 2009


Hitchcock Poster No. 2 December 2009


Vintage Retro Cameras: Food for Thought February 2010
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Ukulele’s and t-shirts?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on November 12, 2010 by misterjrtaylor

Yes, I recently purchased a ukulele. I like it so much I’ve made some tshirts – check out my Zazzle store:

Paint Splatter Ukulele shirt
Paint Splatter Ukulele by seekandukeshallfind
Browse Uke T-Shirts

Peace, Love and Ukulele T Shirts |

Posted in Uncategorized on November 12, 2010 by misterjrtaylor

Peace, Love and Ukulele T Shirts |

Even More Camera Swag!

Posted in Uncategorized on September 15, 2010 by misterjrtaylor

Just got a Lomography Spinner 360 for my birthday – I’ve yet to use it, but the results look amazing!

More camera swag!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 11, 2010 by misterjrtaylor

I’ve just been given some more vintage cameras, this time all dating from the 70’s

I have a Praktica PL Nova L:

Praktica PL Nova L

A Chinon CX

and a Rollei XF35

I’ve been and bought a big bag of 35mm film (5 rolls for £7.99 – thanks Boots!) so it’s time to start experimenting!

Chillis and that: Day 5

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on February 11, 2010 by misterjrtaylor

Chilli excitement!

One of the de Cayennes has started to germinate… Should have some peppers by next week!

Griffin Aircurve Review

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on January 24, 2010 by misterjrtaylor

I was lucky enough to be given a Griffin Aircurve as a stocking filler for Christmas, having previously seen them reviewed on the telly. What a simple, elegant little device, creating a good quality amplified sound straight out of the box!

Not only does it look fantastic, but it really does amplify the sound, reproducing enough bass to convincingly make this sound like a decent(ish) set of speakers. Yes, none of that high pitched, tiney, bassless non-sense here!

Griffin say:

“AirCurve looks like a simple, elegantly minimal stand for your iPhone. But inside is a coiled waveguide “horn’ that collects the sound from the built-in speaker of your iPhone, amplifies it (by about 10 decibels), and projects it into the room. AirCurve’s waveguide has been mathematically engineered to deliver amazing amplification — you’ll swear there are full-sized speakers in there. And AirCurve’s see-through translucent polycarbonate body lets you appreciate the graceful curves inside that do all the work.”

Time Magazine say:

“Designed to collect sound from an iPhone and amplify it without using additional energy, the AirCurve works wonders thanks to the spiral structure inside its translucent base.”

I say:

“It Rocks.”