A new badge & Squid Squad updates

| July 8, 2009

I just got this in my inbox. As you can imagine, I am rather chuffed particualrly since the award was by voting from other Squid Squad members! The Squid Squad did very well:Every member going for giant who got more than 50 lenses made itThe Top 100 Team won the challenge with 221 lensesSquid Squad […]

Badges Update

| July 5, 2009

I’ve been doing some updating and might take a break from new lenses for a while, while I go through and get my old ones up to scratch. It’s surprising how poor some of my earlier lenses look to me now I’ve had a bit more practice. Meanwhile I’ve added my Giant 100 badge to […]

What makes a good lens?

| July 1, 2009

There was an interesting post on Squidu.com, that got me thinking:[quote=interstellaryeller]I do not understand this. Anyone that has 100 or 200 lens in my eyes is a form of spam in itself. nobody can be a expert in that many fields and so I just sift over one or two of their top lens. I […]

And now for the waiting

| July 1, 2009

Well, it’s now the 1st July 2009. The Target 200 Challenge is over, and successful đŸ™‚Aside from that entry to the other competitions:The Top 100 Club entriesThe Team Challenge are now closed and awaiting lens reviews for the results to be announced, as are the smaller competitions like the MVP challenge. Why do I feel […]

Two more live

| June 18, 2009

Not entirely sure what numbers these are, but: #161 The Brunel Museumhttp://www.squidoo.com/brunel-museum#162 Console Game reviewshttp://www.squidoo.com/console-game-reviewsThe Brunel Museum was done because they are a small friendly group, who gave me a lot of information for the Thames Tunnel lens, so I felt that spreading the word was a good way to return a favour. The Console […]

#156 The Farthing Downs Tour

| June 16, 2009

#156 The Farthing Downs Photo tourhttp://www.squidoo.com/farthing-downs-tourI actually managed to come up with something for the Caption Competition for Squido Summer School. It might not be the best lens ever, but it uses the Caption module to create a bit of interaction. Basically I was already working on a photobook of the Downs to go with […]

Lens 150 – The A1 Tornado

| June 10, 2009

#150 The A1 Steam Tornadohttp://www.squidoo.com/A1-tornadoThe A1 Steam Trust’s Tornado is the first steam engine built in Britain for forty years, and is currently in mainline operation. A Peppercorn class she is capable of great speed pulling a nine coach train – and looks absolutely stunning in motion.I had been debating what to do for 150, […]

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 […]

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 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 […]