Posted in Highbridge on Monday 8th October 2007 at 11:33pm

In a casual conversation with a work contact last week, we got to discussing Highbridge. He'd recently flown his Microlite Aircraft over the town, and had taken some photographs for colleagues concerned about changes to the road layout. When I mentioned that the development site was on my doorstep, he offered to share some of the images with me. The southern part of Highbridge from the air appears surprisingly green and spacious. Comparing the image below with the same site on Google Maps highlights the absence of the industrial units and bus garage which defined this part of town.

The ASDA Highbridge Site (picture by Chris Rubery)
The ASDA Highbridge Site

I notice too the intrusion of Newtown Lake into the top left of the picture. It's interesting that this represents a bit of Highbridge I rarely think of or see, which is shockingly close by when viewed from the air. What is even more striking is the size of the new development, and how it will dominate the town once opened in November.

A larger image is here.

Movebook Link

Posted in Packages on Monday 8th October 2007 at 10:54pm

Once again, a patch arrives from the ether which reminds me people are still using Inkblot. I'm always pleased to hear from people who've made something I wrote years back do what they need it to now, and I was delighted to receive an email from Stian Jordet which ports a fix for trayicons on transparent panels to Inkblot, meaning it won't look weird on newer, eye-candy intensive setups! Seriously, this is the kind of work which prevents a fairly old piece of code from getting stale and falling out of use. Keep the patches coming.

Unfortunately, no time for screenshots this time - but I'd be happy to see pictures of the application in action. Instead, here are the important bits:

Movebook Link


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