Monday, September 29, 2008

QR Code Generator

QR Codes are two-dimensional barcodes. You may see them on business cards, in printed adverts or on people's t-shirts. You can encode anything in a QR Code from a website address, a phone number to block of text.

Glynn Bird's blog URL in the form of a QR CodeThe image on the right contains the URL of this blog. Imagine this was on a poster in a bus shelter. The mobile phone user points his camera at it and it will direct him to the website encoded into the dark and light patches.

You can get QR-Code readers for many modern phones including the iPhone, Blackberry and Nokias.

Create your own QR Codes

You can create your own QR-Codes by completing the form below, and the image will miraculously appear:

It was created using Google's Charts API.


Friday, September 19, 2008

Woodpigeon Again

I enjoyed Woodpigeon in York so much that I went to see them the next night at The Cumberland Arms in Newcastle. We got to pick a song for the set list and chose "home as a romanticized concept where everyone loves you always and forever" which was really well done.
Woodpigeon  - Newcastle  - Cumberland Arms
They have a blog which lists which songs they perform at which venue.


Thursday, September 18, 2008


I went to see Woodpigeon last night at the The Junction in York. Woodpigeon are a nine-piece band of Canadian origins who make delicate, folky tunes with wispy vocals.

They are fronted by a Bill Bryson look-a-like, who is accompanied by a mixed bag of keyboard players, violin, an Apple Mac, drums, electric guitar and five-string bass. They make a tremendous sound; less delicate than their recorded works.

Woodpigeon - The Junction, York

Almost nobody turned up.