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➤ Festive greetings to the newest most northerly reader of Shapersofthe80s

painting,location, Norway, art, Peder Balke,Hammerfest, Finnmark,webcam

Fra Hammerfest (From Hammerfest), 1851: painting by the Norwegian artist Peder Balke

❚ YESTERDAY A NEW RECORD WAS SET for the northernmost visitor to Shapersofthe80s who lives in Hammerfest in Norway with the coordinates of latitude and longitude 70°39′N, 23°40′E, as logged for us by Revolver Maps. The municipality is fractionally more northerly than Tromsø in Norway which has held the record for many months at 69°41′N. Hammerfest is an important tourist destination in Finnmark, which is a county in the extreme northeast of Norway, bordered by Troms county to the west, Finland (Lapland) to the south and Russia (Murmansk Oblast) to the east. Hammerfest is experiencing an economic boom from the exploitation of natural gas.

And the latest weather forecast for Hammerfest predicts strong breezes and rain during the Christmas holiday, although webcams show plenty of snow on the ground in the neighbouring region of Vasskogen.

Our southernmost visitors live at Río Grande, the industrial capital of the Tierra del Fuego province in Argentina (53°47′S, 67°42′W), where Motorola manufactures up to 90 per cent of its mobile phones. This is only a smidgeon further south than another reader in Punta Arenas, the capital city of Chile’s southernmost region, Magallanes and Antartica Chilena.

♫ Visit Soundcloud to hear DaNii — Personal Trance Session (18-11-011) by Carlos Daniel of Rio Grande, Argentina

Rio Grande, Argentina,Tierra del Fuego

Our southernmost reader outpost: city of Rio Grande, in the South Atlantic province of Tierra del Fuego


2010 ➤ Index of posts for June

David Bowie, Starman,  Top of the Pops, tipping point, BBC

➢ 1970 — Where to draw a line between glitter and glam: naff blokes in Bacofoil versus starmen with pretensions

➢ Unbelievable! The voice of sweet reason in George’s TV debut

➢ Spandau Ballet turn east for their final furlong

➢ Is it goodbye or merely au revoir? Spandau’s questions, questions give us no answers

➢ Step up Martin Kemp – movie mogul

➢ 1966 — When John Lennon became US public enemy number one

➢ RIP Big Frank and Little Frank. You’ll be missed. You know you will, you really will

Midge Ure, Mick Karn, After a Fashion

Ure and Kahn: Fashion single in 1983

➢ Ure rallies support for Japan’s bassist Karn

➢ Can George tell his Boudica from his Britannia?

➢ Duffy, the man who shot Aladdin Sane

➢ Manc agog at Gaga’s Monster Ball tour

➢ Taylor-made magic that can inspire Romantics ancient and Neo

➢ After Queen quits, who can save EMI — private equity boss or creative maverick?

➢ UK web stats that show why you find shopping online such a chore in your lunch-hour


➤ UK web stats that show why you find shopping online such a chore in your lunch-hour

UKOMAPS,web usage, time of day,Nielsen

❚ SO NOW YOU KNOW. This revealing graph of the daily cycle of internet use in Britain not only explains why you often face dismal download times when trying to shop online in your lunch-hour, but also the amazing time of day some people leap out of bed and straight onto their computers — almost 40% of us before 7am! This UK Online Measurement data shows maximum daily demand is pretty level between 9am and 5pm, with a minor peak at 3pm. Why then, if demand is as predictable as this graph suggests, can’t ISPs rig a 20Mbps broadband connection so that it doesn’t struggle to deliver a mere 1Meg at say 11am, or perhaps 3pm? [Seems that the inset caption is one hour out of sync with the graph itself, on both counts.]