The Freddie Mercury Thermometer uses the Queen singer's voice to tell us the temperature.
The podcast is now back for it's third run! If you're new to it, and like a combination of toilet humour and trivia then you may enjoy it!
Listen on iTunes or Listen at techdif.co.uk
After the latest batch of podcast recording sessions, the Tech Dif crew took a road trip. It lasted for hours. We cut it down to 90 seconds.
Watch The Road Trip here
A big box of sunglasses arrived unexpectedly in the post the other day. There was only thing that could happen: "50 Shades of Matt Gray"
To celebrate his 10,000th day on this earth Tom Scott held a Ridiculous Mini Golf Party for which I designed and built a mini golf hole inspired by a ball bearing Labyrinth toy.
Mini Golf: Joystick Controlled Labyrinth, and how I made it
Having seen a lot of talk on twitter about the recent solar activity and questions about how south an aurora may be visible, I put together a map which shows where in the UK twitter users report to be able to see the Northern Lights.
I have updated this so it is now possible to map tweets about aurorae being witnessed across the USA, Canada and South Africa as well as the UK.
Check out the #aurora map!
As a friend observed recently, paint colours always have silly names. I thought it would be right to suggest some additions to the colour range.
Try The Paint Colour Name Generator!
Three cream crackers. Two men. One minute. No water.
This is what happens when the Technical Difficulties crew meet up on a windy night in York, and someone mentions the one-minute cracker-eating challenge. They thought it'd be easy. They were wrong.
Watch The Northern Nocturnal Cracker Consumption Championships
I've been sitting on a new design for my site for a while, and have just got round to sticking it on here. Apologies if I've broken stuff in doing so!
Rate Eurovision tonight on twitter as it happens, see live results at Nul Points!
The name pretty much says it all! I take photos a lot of the time just because I enjoy it and never really show them off. I thought it'd be nicer to stick some of the photos I take up online rather than letting them fester on a hard drive having never been seen!
I plan to start by uploading photos I've taken in the past, and then when I run out of my favourites, I'm going to challenge myself to take an interesting photo every week.
See this week's photo at One Photo A Week
In 2008 Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip came into University Radio York to record a quick session before their gig later on that night. I filmed it at the time, and have just thought to upload it.
Watch Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip in Session
I had a wander round Northallerton on market day.
See my photos of Northallerton
Show three of The Technical Difficulties is now up!
This week: Ironed breakfast, Cone-based public disorder, multiple wedgies!
Watch The Technical Difficulties TV Show Episode 3
Online, we broke the news , cooked breakfast on an iron and threw two drums and a cymbal off a cliff. On the radio, we won the 2008 Kevin Greening Award for Creativity and a 2009 Bronze for Best Entertainment at the SRAs. We figured it was about time we tried our hand at TV.
Today we're proud to announce that the first episode is now up! The Technical Difficulties: The web TV show with experiments, quizzes and stunts featuring Tom Scott, Gary Brannan, Matt Gray, and Toast.
Watch The Technical Difficulties TV Show Episode 1
This weekend, Tom Scott and I took The Webcycle to MakerFaire 2010. While we were there, I found some time to take a few photos.
See my photos from MakerFaire 2010.
Two people, three hundred miles, one ticket.
Watch the Lady Gaga Race
I went to see Renegades play Manchester Ruby Lounge on Tuesday. Renegades is comprised of the three current members of Feeder: Grant Nicholas, Taka Hirose and Karl Brazil; who are on tour under this name, playing only new material.
See my photos from the gig.
There have been over 165,000 views of videos I've been involved with in the last year that have been posted on YouTube. Now that's something I didn't expect at all! Most of the projects I've worked on in the last year have been in collaboration with Tom Scott and are hosted on his YouTube channel. I'd like to say thanks to everyone that has spread the word about these videos, and am glad that so many people have enjoyed them.
In case you wondered, this is the top 5 of what I've been involved with for the last year:
The trailer for The Technical Difficulties TV Show (coming soon to an internet near you) is now up on The Technical Difficulties website!
The Technical Difficulties is the work of Tom Scott, Toast, Gary Brannan, and I.
The radio show was awarded bronze in the 'Best Entertainment Show' category at this year's Student Radio Awards, at the indigO2 in London, and won the Kevin Greening Award for Creativity at the 2008 SRA Awards.
Watch the Technical Difficulties trailer
You can show your support for The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal by adding a poppy to your facebook profile. I made this app a few years ago and it still remains popular today.
Add a poppy to your facebook profile
This halloween, York was overrun with zombies!
Here's the proof!
While in Bristol on Saturday for Banksy vs Bristol Museum, I took a few photos of the massive queues and made them into a couple of panoramas.
View the panoramas here
It's a handy way for internet addicts to get fit: the faster you pedal, the faster it lets your internet go. The fitness possibilities are wonderful.
It's an exercise bike, with sensors on the pedals, connected to an Arduino and a laptop running Ubuntu with wondershaper.
Watch the Webcycle video here.
The biggest project we've ever tried:
on Budget Day 2009, Tom and Matt headed down to London. With a camera crew in tow and a command centre in York telling us where the cameras were, we tried to get in the background of as many live broadcasts as possible, boneheading our way through London landmarks and news channels. Tom had an Oyster card; Matt had a Ford Fiesta. Only one could emerge victorious.
Watch Breaking the News here.
As part of a university project, I removed the sound from a scene in "300" and re-did it myself from scratch. I thought I'd uploaded this in '07 when I made it but it appears I didn't...
Watch 300 Reworked Here.
Quite a few iPhone users have recently found strange messages appearing on their phones, only accompanied by a black background and a big green dismiss button...
Read the whole item
Trailer/Promo for the sporting varsity between York and Lancaster universities, produced on behalf of York Student Television and York Sport.
Watch the Roses 2009 Teaser Video
100% accurate and in no way made by a man in a dodgy Caleb Followill mask.
Watch Caleb here
Following a test run on Wednesday, I created time lapse footage of this morning's sunrise.
Watch the 2009 Sunrise here
Created using a digital still camera in 2007, whilst filming something for a university project in the pennines. I have been meaning to upload this for years, and have only just got round to it.
Watch the 2007 Sunrise here
I'm the star in Tom Scott's
latest video, where I'm pitched against a cardboard cutout of myself
to see who can get the most high fives!
Watch the High Five Face Off