Month: April 2009

Birmingham – Open (Data) City

Interesting news about central government funding for Birmingham to pilot opening up city council data online, could be excellent news if it doesn't get too bogged down in process and uses the "open" idea for everything it does. I have…

Battery acid

I’ll admit I’d not given the “iconic Birmingham Battery Office” a thought, until I read this in the Birmingham Post about about calls for Sainsbury’s (the current owners) to do something to save it. It looks like it’s about to…

It’s four in the morning, the…

beginning of April I’m writing you know just to see if you’re better. The Wholesale Markets are cold, but I like the angles, there’s tannoy announcements on New Street all through the evening. Some photos from the Brum leg of…

The Big Paws 04/04/09

In which we talk about the Welsh, the manics, the genre of music known as “donk” and haphazardly try a Grand National sweep (as well as the normal arty round-ups and brass music):

See inside the new Mac

James from Stan's Café got a guided tour of the building site that is the MAC at the moment – luckily he took pics and blogged 'em. [link]

Fooled you, fooled you, I got pig iron

Some lovely April Fools this year, some long and contrived others simple and sweet. BBC WM’s Phil Upton has been building up his for weeks, here’s what he’s been up to: “Since last Weds been spinning a tale about a…