Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Testing Moving to WordPress

Have been thinking for a while, am getting to know WordPress pretty well, and want to move this content, and the content from http://www.bex-lewis.co.uk/ across to: http://bexlewis.wordpress.com/, and then combine them as self-hosted under bex-lewis.co.uk. We'll see!

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Testing Embedding from "Break"

Trampoline Master Shows Off - Watch more Funny Videos

Looks like it's going to work! About to post this as a delayed post on Super Fun Days Out: check out our Adrenablog!

Friday, 16 October 2009

Speak: Corporate Abuse

I've just signed a card for Jack Straw, produced by Speak, a network of students and young adults who pray and campaign about issues of global injustice. I signed up to something at Greenbelt, received some cards yesterday - I'll take them and put them in the Chapel on campus.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

The World's Deepest Bin

I did think that these 'viral' adverts (the piano stairs one is doing exceptionally well on Facebook - I've seen it several times today!) were from a car company - they were so smooth and polished - and yes, there we are Volkswagen, doing some social action work - and having fun whilst at it. I heartily approve of this!

So Far:

Monday, 5 October 2009

Operation Christmas Child

OK, so I'm very organised this year. Last week I was reminded about Operation Christmas Child, which I always used to to do, but what with being here there and everywhere for the last 2-3 years, haven't done. It's a really nice scheme, and quite a lot of fun - as buying presents for kids always is
The Scheme
You fill a shoe-box with presents for a child from Africa, Eastern Europe or Central Asia (you don't get to choose where the present goes, but do get to choose whether it's for a boy/girl, and what age-group they are in.
It is possible that your box may be re-organised for more equitable distribution, especially if unsuitable items are included in a box, so please included appropriate items and wrap them nicely!

Sunday, 4 October 2009


I talked about Portwiture on my Digital Fingerprint blog, and in writing about it for Super Fun Days Out Adrenablog, thought I'd check again to see what I'd been tweeting about - and just thought this was so colourful that I'd put it up! Not sure what the Coke bottles are about - don't like the stuff - even when it's "good for you"!

P.S. In case you're wondering, I chose pair 4: as my specs, should be ready by 17th October!

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Black Eyed Peas: I Gotta Feeling (LIPDUB Video)

Students at the University of Montreal prepared for a month for this dubbed version of the Black Eyed Peas 'I Gotta Feeling', had 2 rehearsals, 2 takes, and above is the 2nd take, done ALL the way through! CNN even picked it up!

Brazil Candidate Video(s)

To celebrate peace, culture, friendship, etc....
That tune...

Friday, 2 October 2009

Rio to Host 2016 Olympics

I've visited Rio de Janeiro a couple of times, first in 1994, and again in 2008 (I have family there - and thanks to Facebook and other social media, we're now able to keep in touch!). As I was aiming to visit again in less time than 14 years, what about 7 years... just in time for the Olympics (always wanted to see the Olympics - maybe I'll have enough money to pay for a ticket by then!).

I only hope that Brazil can truly afford to host the Olympics - it appears to have been problematic (financially) for recent countries hosting it (including London) ... and in Brazil it's a well-quoted "fact" that 95% of the wealth is owned by 5% of the people... and of course vice versa. Brazil has enough poverty problems without this adding another layer, so I really hope that this boosts Brazil's economy (and it is encouraging that the Real introduced as currency in 1994, was still going in 2008, and not looking close to collapse!)


Interesting tool for identifying who you interact with most (recently) on Twitter:Twazzup.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Camilla Kerslake

I just had to post about this video, it's so beautiful! Yes, I have met Camilla, yes I do know her Mum, but I wouldn't be so enthusiastically posting about this if I didn't like the music!

I'll be posting on Digital Fingerprint about her use of social media later this week!