Too Many Ideas - Archive for February, 2011

Removing a Category from WordPress 3.1 RSS Feed

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

I filter a category out of my WordPress RSS feed because it’s all my tweets from the week.  I want an archive (mostly for myself) but I don’t want to blast anyone following my RSS feed with them every week.  I’d been using code like this in functions.php in my theme to screen them…   […]

North John Street Ventilation Station Horse Head

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

On the opposite side of North John Street from the Royal Insurance Building is one of the ventilation shafts for the Mersey Road Tunnel. It’s not as grand an affair as the Georges Dock Ventilation Tower and Central Station with its statues and other decoration but it does merit Grade II listing. It’s quite a […]

CityEngine Vue Review

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

I reviewed CityEngine Indie last week, here is my review of CityEngine Vue.  If you read last weeks review I’ll not apologise for lifting large parts of it with only minor changes as there are only minor differences between the two products.  CityEngine Vue is exactly the same underlying software as all the other versions […]

Lennon European Peace Monument

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

I don’t usually photograph the Beatles attractions around the city but the Lennon European Peace Monument was catching the sun as I was looking for a vantage point in Chavasse Park to photograph the Royal Insurance Building’s golden dome from last week.

CityEngine Indie Review

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

When I first saw renders of models produced with Procedural’s CityEngine I was really impressed. However with prices in the Company or Freelance Professional range I thought that, like other high-end CG software, I’d have to look longingly on knowing that only Pros and pirates would ever get to play with it. CityEngine Indie is […]

Royal Insurance Building Dome Liverpool

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

The golden dome on the Royal Insurance Building in Dale Street stands out on Liverpool’s skyline. 34m (110ft) above Street level is the highest point on the Grade II* listed building started in 1897 and finished in 1903. Sadly J Francis Doyle’s Edwardian Baroque building has been derelict for most of my time in Liverpool.

The Mechanic Movie Review

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

The latest Jason Statham action movie, The Mechanic, is a solid action flick that suffers from one major Fridge Pipe moment. On my entirely personal measurement system, The Statham Scale (where Crank is 1 and The Bank Job is a 10) I’d say The Mechanic was a 7 (so just below The Transporter). Personally I […]

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