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Tynwald Day comes streaming to the Web (Isle of Man tech news)

You may or may not know that I was born and raised on the Isle of Man. Yes, I’m a Manxman by birth.
The Isle of Man has a very strong history and every year, usually on July 5th it celebrates its national day.

There’s a lot to it and you can learn a lot more at the links below (and of course by watching the video above on the day) but essentially the earliest recorded instance of the Tynwald Day ceremony was on 1417.
Tynwald is the name of the Manx legislature and July 5th is the day on which the Manx Government meets with other dignitaries and occasionally members of the Royal Family.

The Manx laws are reviewed, petitions are received. Everything during the ceremony is read in Manx and English.

Its history and worth a look in on.

Naturally I was very excited to hear that the good old BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) will be streaming the Tynwald Day events online, even better, they’re encouraging other people to embed the stream!
I love it when technology is used to bring events to the masses, especially with an event as old and with as much history as The Isle of Man and Tynwald Day has.

Be sure to check this page and the feed on July 5th at 3pm GMT

 

Learn more about the event streaming here

Learn more about Tynwald Day here

See the BBC Tynwald Day site here

Do we dream into the future?

Here’s something that has bugged me for some time.

So, when we dream, inevitably the thing that wakes up up is an alarm or sound.  I’ve had times, and I’ hope you have too, that the sound that wakes me up has somehow been incorporated into the dream.

How does this work? How do we, when you’re asleep know what’s coming and incorporate it into the dream?

It’s like you know what’s going to happen at the end of the story before the story has even been written.

Does any of that make sense? do you know what I mean?

Do we dream into the future?

The Proposal


Loved it!
I’m a big Sandra Bullock fan. Betty White was awesome.
This is ‘nice’ movie that you can get lost in and laugh along with.
Well worth renting even if it’s just to see Betty in the extras.

Alone in a Haunted House


Sorry – this was kinda pitiful.
He tried to make something (a lot of somethings) out of a lot less than nothing.
I’ve seen MTV do better haunted documentaries than this.
DOn’t waste your time.

Darkness Falls


I agree with one of the previous reviews. Yes, it starts out slow but give it a chance.
Also, look for the computer stuff at the end. The bank transaction screens. I made them!! (lol, sorry, I’m proud of it at least)

Seven Pounds


Wow, what a movie!
I have to admit, I spent most of the movie thinking “huh?” but as the movie progressed the story came together in my mind.
Seven Pounds is one of these movies that makes you think and end up thinking wow – could I? Would I?

The Power of One


Deep and horribly historically accurate.
One of my favorites.
Everyone should watch this movie – it might hake the World a better, more understanding place.
We should all know more about our history, culture and what has happened/is happening in other parts of the World.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop


Terribly predictable, it would seem that the funny parts were all in the trailers.
It’s actually good though, it’s funny with a feel good factor.

Seven Pounds


Wow, what a movie!
I have to admit, I spent most of the movie thinking “huh?” but as the movie progressed the story came together in my mind.
Seven Pounds is one of these movies that makes you think and end up thinking wow – could I? Would I?

Cashback


Interesting in it’s own way. It’s not quite how the cover sells it.
It’s more thoughtful than in should be I think.
I enjoyed it because it’s one of those ‘nice’ movies.