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Entries Tagged as 'Insanity'

TechKaraoke Comes to London

March 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · Insanity, Nights Out, karaoke

The wait is finally over, TechKaraoke comes to London - an event for anyone involved, or not, in the London tech scene to sing their hearts out to their favourite tune. You know you love to Karaoke, so dig out your costumes, start practising your power moves in the mirror, and get ready to rock.
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Skiing The Vallee Blanche

February 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · Food, Insanity, Travel

We sat in silence during the journey from the Chalet to the bottom of the Aguille du Midi cable car, a perfect calm before the storm that was sure to ensue. Despite having been advised against the decent by our previous day’s instructor, we found ourselves contemplating not a crazy idea, but what we had [...]

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Coldfusion Chalets - Chalet Holidays for Independent Travellers

February 8th, 2010 · No Comments · Insanity, Travel

I spent last week in the company of 26 amazing travellers (plus a bunch of really awesome staff) in a Chalet in Chamonix, France, under the shadow of the great peaks of the Mont Blanc range. I had never met any of the people before, and the same was true of most of them. We [...]

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If you will search for Lolita style corsets….

April 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Insanity, Travel, photography

… then you should shop in the Harijuku district of a Tokyo. This eclectic district makes London’s Camden Town seem tame. Not because of the incomprehensible Japanese signs, or the hordes of tourists photographing the barley legal teens wearing provocative anime-inspired costumes normally reserved for the bedroom lives of the slightly more adventurous. But because [...]

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42 Hours at SxSW

March 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Conferences, Insanity, Nights Out, Travel

Yes, that’s right, I spent an entire 42 hours at South by Southwest Interactive 2009. For this experience I travelled over 10,000 miles, took 4 aircraft, spent 2 hours in holding patterns, and ended up with one very tired body… Was it worth it? Without question, absolutely.
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BarCamp Ticketing

March 9th, 2009 · 6 Comments · Barcamps, Insanity, Musings

Historically, BarCamps have been open to as many people as wanted to attend, with signup via putting your name on a wiki. This worked great in the early days, or in locations where there are virtually unlimited numbers of attendees. However, in the last few years BarCamp has become increasingly popular, which makes running a [...]

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BIL Conference - LON, LAX, SFO, LON in 100 Hours!

February 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Conferences, Insanity, Nights Out, Travel

The latest instalment of my crazy life took place on the west coast of the united states, a place generally quite close to my heart, not only for being geek mecca, but because I genuinely feel at home in San Francisco. But I jump ahead. The plan was a long weekend stateside at BIL Conference, [...]

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West Coast Weekender

February 9th, 2009 · No Comments · Conferences, Insanity, Travel

This is going to be short and sweet because I don’t want to spend my precious little time in San Francisco on the interwebs. I’ve been at BIL conference this weekend and it was amazing. I don’t think I can actually put my thought about it into words right now even if I wanted to. 
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