since i’ve been away, you’ve been hanging on out

and might of missed these things:

UK Transportation Chief rides a scooter, tells others to ride the bus

Chineese – or American in this case – make Mullaney 2.0 seem a little more important than he is. Nice Lambretta, even tho I’m a Vespa man

Nice new statalite pics on Windows Live Maps & Google Earth

Birmingham: City of the Future
Is it Rag Week? Video by Brum medical students that owes a huge debt to Telly Savalas, Monty Python, and er me if i do say so myself. without the irony.

Brum notes
The Guardian run a guide to Britain. We wrote the Brum bit – heavily edited as it was I’ll post the full version up here later.