Leigh met up with Richard Vobes of Vobes.com, as he was working near Bury St Edmunds, on Monday night. Great issues were had with the Bar having rubbish Greene King IPA (especially when the bar is about 700yrds from the Greene King Brewery). The Vobes had to settle for a Guinness Surger – a strange, and weird tasting excuse for a Guinness.
In March 2006, Guinness introduced the “surger” in Britain. The surger is a plate-like electrical device meant for the home. It sends ultrasonic waves through a Guinness-filled pint glass to recreate the beer’s “surge and settle” effect. The device works in conjunction with special cans of surger-ready Guinness. Guinness tried out a primitive version of this system in 1977 in New York. The idea was abandoned until 2003, when it began testing the surger in Japanese bars, most of which are too small to accommodate traditional keg-and-tap systems. Since then, the surger has been introduced to bars in Paris. Surgers are also in use in Australia,Singapore and Greece. The surger for the US market was announced on 14 November 2007; plans were to make the unit available to bars only.
On Tuesday, Leigh met up with Ginger Martin from his Cambridge University days. It was interesting to compare both conversations, especially as he discussed his plans for Canvas with both.
We are graced with the presence of Martin Galvin [‘Website’ | Twitter] for today’s slow news day… Replacing Sysadmin with “teacher”. Morph and Chas [video]. Lego is racist. BIG rant about 3D films. Captain America and 38 versions… Final Destination 5 poster banned [Banned poster]. Old people should be kept alive until 80 years and a week. TXTBone starts to ‘flirt and groom’ Martin. New project ‘Geeky Things’ [Facebook | Twitter]. Reviews about New You Tube, New new Twitter, and Beta BBC homepage. Google accounts. Google sends Leigh post. Dead pets. Top 5 geeky news.
Short drama about a man’s struggle to control his life. Produced by Claire Day Directed by Martin Galvin DoP Alex Ferguson Edited by Alex Ferguson Starring: Alex Forsyth Katrina Balanova Edd Mitchell www.imdb.com
Music Video for ‘Blue Sparks’ by Caisson Produced, Directed and Edited by Martin Galvin Shot by Alex Ferguson, Martin Galvin, Ashley Cutmore and Rich Savage. Assisted by Ann Evelin Lawford, Dean Dodds-Ramsey. Mary-Beth Kinsey and Alisha Hasan Featuring Kaysha Woollery, Sam Cleere, Tom Jakes, Dimitra Tzanakaki and Christopher Galvin