Today I went to Bletchley Park. Bletchley Park is where people did codebraking in World War II and probably shortened the war by 2 years thus less people would have died.
This whole building was thanks to a person called Gordon Welchmen who went to Cambridge University and went to Sydney Sussex college. He was the person who started this. Later, he wrote a letter to Winston Churchill (the Prime Minister of England at that time) to gather people from privileged universities like Cambridge. These included people like Alan Turing. He would gather up more and more people until there were about 10,000 people codebreaking.
These codebrakers that he gathered signed a contract called the ‘Official Secrets Act. This meant, they couldn’t tell ANYONE what they were doing. Not even other codebreakers. It was 30 years later when the public first knew what they had done.
There was also a pond that would freeze in the winter and people would use it as an Ice Rink.
Alan Turing actual desk.
A real Enigma Machine.
Before the movie I want to give you a bit of information:
There will be a time stamp (in British date format) to show which day of the holiday it is.
A big thanks to Godfrey Heaps for giving me information about the mosques,
This film was intended to be 22 minutes long.
Also, some of the footage is sped up or trimmed to not make the movie too long.
Right now I am in Oman. You won’t see any Oman-related blog posts because the house I’m staying in has no Wi-Fi, hence my Wi-Fi is a bit rationed. However I am making a movie which you can watch when I come back. (It will probably be 20-30 minutes long.
Anyway, yesterday I tried taking a photograph of the Night Sky.
Here are the settings I used: Shutter Speed- 30 secs, Aperture F 4.9, ISO- 800
And I got a photo looking like this:
Yesterday, I went to the Chiswick Lantern Festival to celebrate Chinese New Year. I think last year was better but overall I liked it.
I often don’t make my blog political however I think this was just a memorable and fun thing to. The thing is. When you protest (especially with other people) you feel powerful, together and even satisfied.
Protesting really does work.
Here is a film I made about the March:
This post was just posted at the exact time the iPhone was unveiled. Contrary to popular belief the iPhone was not the first touchscreen phone. There was a touchscreen phone about 20 years beforehand- it was called the IBM Simon.
Click here to learn more about the first iPhone
3 days ago I flew back from Rome. So here are (where) my thoughts:
In my opinion Rome is a better place for tourists than London (where I live) because I think Rome is more historically interesting. This because of things like the Collusium and St. Peter’s.
But London is a better place to live in in my opinion. This is because London is a more economical city (but soon it might be less economical) however it is very expensive to buy a house in London.