January, 2010

  • Steve Clayton

    Enable GodMode On Windows 7



    I thought this was a joke when I read it, but evidently not. If you want a quick way to get to all the settings on Windows 7, GodMode is it.  How?

    Add a new folder to your desktop and name it GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} - you will now see the icon above on your desktop and a pretty long list of items. Below is just a small sample.


    thanks to Less Than Dot and @jamiet

  • Steve Clayton

    January Music Recommendations



    If you don’t follow Matt Rutherford, I’d highly recommend it as his blog is superb and of late, he’s been doing a great job of music recommendations. 

    I’m a big fan of Craig Armstrong. You’ll know his music even if you don’t know his name as he’s provided music to an incredible number of movies – Moulin Rouge, Romeo and Juliet, Love Actually, Ray, World Trade Center to name just a few. Add to that the number of movies, adverts and TV shows in which his material has appeared and I’d guess there is virtually nobody who comes close to the ubiquity of his music. Ask most people if they know Craig Armstrong though and you’ll get a blank stare. I was the same til about 3 years ago when I was introduced to him by a wise music sage. Once in, you’re hooked and I was also lucky enough to see him perform at The Barbican a few years ago. If you ever get the chance, it’s a real treat.

    Anyway, back to music recommendations. I was checking his site before Christmas for some gift inspiration and stumbled across his Music Recommendations. Many of them are available via Spotify including the excellent soundtrack to The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Moon, The Fountain and The Thin Red Line. In fact I pulled bunch of them in to a Spotify playlist.

    Check them out….and if you like, most can be ordered via Amazon or Play for under £10.


  • Steve Clayton

    High above Liverpool



    This was my view at dinner last night – if you’re ever in Liverpool, I can highly recommend Panoramic – not only for fine food and wine but also an exceptional view.

    Oh and if you come across L’Hospitalet de Gazin, Pomerol from Bordeaux I’d highly recommend that too. A very fine drop from the vineyard next to Petrus and recommended by The Times

  • Steve Clayton

    Binging in 2010 - Sláinte



    Another great image from Bing UK yesterday – the traditional fireworks and fun on the banks of The River Thames to bring in the New Year. I’ve often been there but brought in 2010 from high above Liverpool’s fantastic skyline. Expect photos soon.

    This is also a moment for me to thank my loyal readers from 2009 and wish you all the best for 2010. I’ve tried to improve my blog a little this year with a greater mix of original writing mixed in with link to the terrific stuff I find on the web. I continue to be inspired by the many great bloggers out there and hope to keep delivering a blog to you in 2010 that keeps you coming back for more. I know you have a tonne of other things you could be doing apart from reading my blog so thank you – I really appreciate your time and hope to see you back here in 2010.


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