Monday, July 16, 2007

Tour de something

We all enjoyed going to see the Tour de France in London the other weekend. I can't believe how packed it was. The only other time I've ever experienced that sort of thing was, as a child at Charles and Di's wedding. It was fantastic to have the world's largest sporting event on our doorstep (with a family railcard, the trains to Waterloo from Earley are cheap - thank the GSD, I don't live out in the middle of nowhere any more). It was an impressive show. Having Trafalgar Square pedestrianised was pretty cool too! A vast improvement on the normal London anti-pedestrian feeling. The Monday after there were well over 30 bikes squeezed into and around the bike racks at work. :-)

ITV's coverage has been pretty good this year too. I popped into Halfords (who sponsor the coverage again this year) to see the new Chris Boardman bikes. They exude cool. Kudos to Halfords for actually providing a good range of bikes and bits. (On a different front, I'm waiting for some new wheels for my commuter bike from Ribble). Shiny.

Other stuff. A Place to Bury Strangers have to be one of the best things to happen to music in ages (and also a fantastic name for a band). I've pre-ordered my copy. Think JAMC with a bit of Suicide and your halfway there.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Grails rocks

So I redployed my Grails app at work, with all sorts of Ajax goodness from Prototype, Scriptaculous and friends.

It's beautiful. :-)

Now that's what I call fun. The Searchable plugin for grails is a one-line godsend.

Thank the Global Standard Deity I work somewhere which allows me to use cool tools like this.