Yep, while I’m off to London again tonight and tomorrow night on a run that’s becoming seriously boring, so a quick look around the world of tech produces a smile on the face of The Wondering Brit,
First up, my tech headed educational buddy Dr Sue Black, who amongst other things does a vast amount of work helping to raise money and awareness for Bletchley Park due to it’s historical significance, is interviewed about how and when she realised she was a total Geek.
Well, as many of you know I had been following the development and run up to First Flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Due to be in service by the end of this year, the rigorous testing and in some cases – testing to destruction, has been going on for the past year at a rate that is frankly staggering! Indeed, some tests are aviation firsts and like with the Boeing 777, this plane is not only designed around building the crash equation out of it, but to make like one hell of a lot easier for the wider industry as a whole, the cockpit systems are very much similar as the 777, thus making pilot training only 5 days long on type.
As such, Boeing’s order book is running in excess of 800 of these things, and if that does not scream confidence, I don’t know what does.
Indeed, you can hardly go wrong building something based of the safest aircraft ever to hit service – the Boeing 777.
Also, as a spot of light humour and with h/t to WKD, I must show Mitchell & Webb’s take on Farming, and why you too should be a farmerist
Finally, to anyone and everyone in the NYC area – Big Apple Brits are holding a huge roof top BBQ to celebrate the Notting Hill Carnival – here’s the info:
For our end of summer BBQ we will be hosting a Notting Hill Carnival Style afternoon to celebrate the bank holiday in the UK and the traditional carnival that takes place over that weekend.
More theme details to be added, but we can confirm the following, so please purchase your tickets as soon as possible.
Join us for an afternoon on the rooftop…for only $20, this includes:
Our own BBQ chef, cooking up a storm
Private Roofdeck with loungers & plants (best kept secret in Manhattan)
Burgers (meat & veggie), hotdogs, potato salad and crisps (we will purchase some myers of keswick sausages too)
Free glass of Pimms on arrival (until stocks last)
10 raffle tickets for your chance to win great raffle prizes
Carnival music (to be announced)