Boxhead

February 15, 2008


Come on now events queen, that joke is wearing thin. Oh, it’s not you is it? Obviously word has spread about the spinvox man and now everyone is doing it. I care not, airoporto here we come, thank you Barcelona, for another quiet, uneventful show.

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Spinfox

February 14, 2008


Events queen recreates the show’s most popular give away.

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Late teardown

February 14, 2008


No one really appreciates the effort that goes into putting these vast shows together. The energy expanded in construction is given an added dimension of urgency when it comes to teardown. Everyone is desperate to get the hell out of dodge and head for the nearest bar.

Crews and stand staff of all nationalities are united in this common cause, and there is a hearty sense of comraderie. This may all be in my head of course. I’m probably hallucinating the whole thing, i haven’t slept in days.

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Thanks and good night

February 14, 2008


An exhausted stand staff and blogger toast the end of a very successful show. Well done everyone. Now please can i sleep?

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Green porno

February 14, 2008


Yes, this is Isabella Rossellini having sex with a fly. Part of a series of short films, written, directed and starring our Bel, and made to promote old mate bobby redford’s Sundance channel. She also plays a depraved bee and a sado-masochistic snail (i kid you not)

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Backupower

February 14, 2008


This is the Philips Xenium, which has a smartcavity(tm)into which you place a normal, or re-chargeable AAA battery. When you charge the phone, you also charge the battery. It does mean your phone has a rather unsightly bulge at one end, but if you’re the kind of person who values productivity over aesthetics, then this is the device for you.

They also do a wide range of stand alone mobile chargers, but unless you’re in the jungle or a desert (where you’ll probably struggle to get a signal anyway) i can’t quite see the point of em. When you live in the global village you’re very rarely that far away from a power socket, and if you don’t have a charger on you, someone else is bound to. Emerging markets you say? Perhaps, but in countries where a pack of triple AAA batteries cost the equivalent of two months wages (Zimbabwe), talking on your phone a bit longer will probably come lower on the list than feeding your children.

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Samsung’s got Soul

February 14, 2008

When they’re not busy making impressive S60 phones the Samsung folks like to throw a big party. And boy, do they know how to do that! Last night some of the Symbian crew including myself had the pleasure of attending their Samsung “Soul party” in the Opium Mar club.

Opium Mar is a huge night club that is located right on one of Barcelona’s beaches (palm trees and all). They were serving some lovely Paella complete with proper, king-sized prawns. There was a also free bar serving anything you asked for.

View of the beach from Opium Mar

The entertainment started with some live acts…

Live singing and dancing at the Samsung party

…which eventually gave way to a DJ flanked by two percussionists who played a wide variety of music until late into the night. The crowd was always heaving and us Symbianites were up there with the best of ’em dancing away on the stage. Here’s a little panoramic view of the dance floor I recorded on my phone.

We all had a fantastic night there, so a very big 감사합니다 to Samsung!! ^_^