Links for April 7th

Some links for you:

  • 50 Trend-setting Design Studios and Agencies | Inspiration – Birmingham-based Tak! get a mention in what is an international list of 'Trend-setting Design Studios and Agencies"
  • David Byrne Journal: 04.03.09: Liverpool — Tips from a Fan – Oh look – now he's talking about Liverpool. Did he not leave the tour bus in Birmingham? Maybe, like this post describes, I should have written him a fan letter pointing out the stuff in Brum worth taking a peek at.
  • David Byrne Journal: 04.01.09: Newcastle upon Tyne/Gateshead – I was so hoping David Byrne would write something about Birmingham in his tour journal. He didn't. Instead he's done an epic post about the wonders of Newcastle/Gateshead: "After our show at the Sage, a symphony hall encased in glass caterpillar skin, a local friend of Mark’s mentions that there is a bike path that leads to the sea, and there’s even a bike tunnel under the river somewhere downstream. The next morning is gorgeous and sunny, and Natalie, Jenni and I head out, cross the Millenium ped bridge and head west towards the North Sea [….] I should be working for the local tourist board"
  • Digital Birmingham – Blog – Birmingham Open City – Announcement of the bid we won at Digital Birmingham as part of the Timely Information for Citizens pilot funding.

Links for April 2nd through April 3rd

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Links for March 31st

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Dave Harte – winner!


I won a prize for running. My first ever prize for running. In fact my first ever prize for anything athletic ever. Or for anything at all now I think about it. It turns out I won the top prize for my age category (40-45) at the Ironbridge Half Marathon the other week. I went straight home after the race, not even thinking to stop to see if I’d won anything. So the above cheque and explanatory scrap of paper that arrived in the post today were most welcome.

I was actually third in my age category but the other two were in the top five in the race overall so got separate prizes for that leaving me to scoop £30 as the next fastest vet 40 male. The prize list is here (PDF).

This is so exciting I came close to breaking my twitter fast. I plan to spend my winning on more lucky running pants.