A purple star

| May 29, 2009

I got another purple star, this time for The Untouchables, to make a total of four. I’m nowhere near the top ranks in terms of number of stars, but I think I’m doing pretty well.What’s really funny is that immediately afterwards, two squidoo users visited the lens and rated it one star! Must be Al […]

#139 Spitfire Video Showcase

| May 28, 2009

Argh! My lens count is still out – I completely forgot I had done a lens. I blame the cold.#139 Spitfire Video Showcasehttp://www.squidoo.com/spitfirevideoshowcaseI can’t believe I forgot it, but at least now the count is correct. (I might stop publishing for a day and let everything roll over and update so I can be sure.)

#138 The Untouchables

| May 28, 2009

#138 Eliot Ness and the Untouchableshttp://www.squidoo.com/the-untouchablesAbout Prohibition, focusing on Chicago in the 1920’s but also covering some of the myths that grew up around it, and Ness’ later career. I’m also working on a Squidwho lens about Eliot Ness to go with it. Al Capone already has several good lenses, so I’m not working on […]

New lens: Two lumps webcomic

| May 27, 2009

#137 http://www.squidoo.com/two-lumpsTwo lumps webcomicDown with a heavy cold so updates may be erratic (never really kicked it after the obeservatory visit, and its back with a vengeance). Finally got up this evening, had a brief look at a web comic I follow and figured why not do a lens on it? Also quite surprised as […]

Lens #136 and Trafficseeker report part 2 or 3?

| May 26, 2009

#136 English Electric Canberra / Martin B57 Canberra Video Showcasehttp://www.squidoo.com/canberravideoshowcaseTo go with the Canberra lens, since I found a lot more videos of the plane than anything else. And because it’s a really nice looking aircraft in all its variations. I don’t usually do video showcase lenses, but this fitted.Traffic seekerRight, since I started it […]

New lens #135 Sir Daniel Gooch

| May 23, 2009

#135 Sir Daniel Goochhttp://www.squidoo.com/danielgoochAdmittedly this is mainly to fill a gap in Great Western, since its difficult to do the Great Western Railway without covering Sir Daniel Gooch. Fortunately he is also a fascinating person in his own ight, locomotive engineer turned businessman turned transatlantic cable layer. Still it’s another lens. Hopefully the new ideas […]

A Purple star for Jervis Bay

| May 22, 2009

Jervis Bay and Convoy HX84 just got a purple star!The story of possibly the best known Atlantic convoy in World War Two, and the heroism of the merchant navy sailors when they were ambushed by the Admiral Scheer was a tricky one to write. A lot of the sources contradict each other, e.g. Wikipedia says […]

A traffic seeker report and Out of ideas…

| May 22, 2009

Running a bit out of ideas, so I am taking a short break from lenses and turning one of my lenses into a full website (handicapped by my complete lack of artistic talent…). I might have another lens up by the end of today, I don’t know.The initial results from trafficseeker have been good, and […]

New lens and tweaks to an old one!

| May 21, 2009

#134 New lens Hannibal the Hamsterhttp://www.squidoo.com/hannibal-the-hamster About the Hannibal the Hamster Ladybird books. My original plan was to get a few pictures of an actual hamster, but getting next-doors hamster to pose (and there’s a phrase I never thought I’d use!) proved rather tricky. The least blurred is the lens image, and I’ve resorted to […]

Two news lenses and a new LOTD

| May 20, 2009

#132 Rupert Gouldhttp://www.squidoo.com/rupertgould#133 John Harrisonhttp://www.squidoo.com/johnharrisonDone as tie-ins to my Longitude lens, these are both SquidWho lenses about the people concerned. I don’t really get on with the squidowho layout so there’s not as much detail as I’d normally put. Still trying to do lens images since there aren’t any royal free ones I can use.And […]