Okay so today is Thursday and today Patrick James Green has been thinking about Virgin Galactic, SpaceX and NASA – three companies hoping to change the future of space travel and maybe one day take us all to the stars.
Patrick James Green and Virgin Galactic
Virgin Galactic is a division within Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and it plans to be able to provide sub-orbital flights through space to tourists, as well as suborbital launches for some science missions and orbital launches of smaller satellites. Further off in the future Virgin Galactic really hopes to offer human spaceflights. Now, quite interestingly, VG’s spacecraft are launched from a massive plane, giving the spacecraft more initial speed and altitude than if it were launched from the ground. Patrick James Green has heard that tickets for a flight cost upwards of £250K! Can you believe that? Let us know with your comments below.
Views on SpaceX by Patrick James Green
SpaceX is a different company that launches some of the world’s most advanced rockets and space craft. The company was incorporated in 2002 and plans to totally revolutionise space transportation, with the final goal of enabling everyday people like you and me to live on other planets. Today, SpaceX is really advancing the boundaries of technology through its Falcon launch vehicles and Dragon spacecraft. Now tell me that doesn’t sound like science fiction. But actually it’s all true. Patrick James Green saw a documentary recently about SpaceX and I have to say, it was incredible. Fingers crossed this company can make it.
Patrick James Green
Finally in this topic Patrick James Green would like to introduce Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) which is a robotic space mission to Mars launched by NASA on November 26, 2011 and has so far managed to land Curiosity, a Mars rover on the red planet. Will they find aliens there? Will they find a source of life there? Will it be the start of a new age? These are all big questions which we can answer in our next post – so keep checking back.
I hope everyone has a great day today.
Patrick James Green
Welcome to the next update from Patrick James Green. I’d like to take the time this week to talk about the rise of Apple as a company and perhaps what might happen to them in the future.
Patrick James Green and my 1st purchase
Patrick James Green bought his first Apple product back in 2005 with an iPod Colour. Back then iPods were revolutionary and the iPod Colour that I had was a big deal. I could listen to music on it and also look at my photos. Friends of Patrick James Green would often say, “mate that is some cool stuff you got there” and I would have to agree. My iPod lasted me for several years (four I think) before it sadly died. Good memories of that piece of kit though.
Introducing the iPhone for Patrick James Green
Now when Apple introduced the iPhone people went nuts. Patrick James Green waited until the 3G came out before buying. Here was a device that could play music, make calls, surf the web, read and answer my emails and also download thousands of amazing apps for games and other bits and pieces. I gotta say it was very cool and very futuristic. If Patrick James Green had known back in the 80s and 90s that we’d all be carrying around these tiny little computer devices in our pockets he’d have said “no way”. But yes way, that it what we’re all doing now. The future is here people.
Patrick James Green upgrades to a MacBook Pro
In late 2008 Patrick James Green finally got himself a MacBook Pro and since then has never turned back. These devices simply are much better than PC laptops. OSX is a cleaner, faster, more intuitive operating system and it comes with Time Machine which is a wonderful backup aid. The MacBook Pro’s aluminum body looks slick too. The only problem is that now everyone has one. It would be very hard to go back to using a PC now after all these years of working with a mac. And that’s just the thing – working on a mac never feels like working, it feels more fun. On the other hand working on a PC feels bland, boring and like being in an office. If only Microsoft could get their heads in gear and make something that is visually pleasing. (But even if they did I wouldn’t move anyway). So well done Apple for pulling it all together. Also well done for your stores, iTunes, your tablet range, you App store – the works. It’s no surprise that you are one of the world’s most profitable companies. Not bad for some geeks from California.
So that’s it from Patrick James Green for today. Please check out my Twitter for more updates from me.
Speak to you all soon,
Welcome again to the main blog from yours truly: Patrick James Green. I’d like to take the opportunity today to tell you about my travels around the amazing town of London. I’ve lived all over now and have seen a fair bit. So here goes…
Patrick James Green – View on North London
My opinion of North London is that it’s a very pretty area, very built up, quite condensed, stunning to look at, and perhaps not as friendly as other areas. I’ve lived in Camden, Hampstead and Chalk Farm. These areas are quite interesting. Camden especially is full of people and has a great atmosphere. The music influence in Camden is amazing. Many of Patrick James Green’s friends live in that area. So the North seems steeped in history and is very bustling. There are big parks (like Regents Park and Primrose Hill and Hampstead Heath) but not a lot of great small ones for chilling out in.
South London by Patrick James Green
Now South London is quite different. The area always feels more relaxed. The streets are wider, the buildings are not quite as high or as architecturally stunning… but there’s a great vibe down there. I’ve lived in Clapham and Balham. Certainly summertime around the South is great. Everyone seems very relaxed in the South and certainly not pretentious which is really nice. Also, property prices are a little bit cheaper which always helps.
Patrick James Green and East London
East London is a really up and coming area in the opinion of Patrick James Green. I lived in Wanstead, Leyton (close to Stratford where the Olympics were) and Mile End. There is an unmistakably cool vibe about East London. There’s a strong art and international influence which is amazing. There’s an energy which you just can’t find in North or South London. I still prefer to go out there – to see new bands and meet friends. If you were looking to buy a property in London, some of the areas in the East are good bets.
This is an area that I’ve still not lived in. Although in the future… who knows!
So tell me what you think? Where are the best areas in London? Where do you prefer to live? And do you agree with what I’ve said? Keep your comments coming and I’ll try to get back to them all. Apart from that, that’s it from me for today. As always…. there’s lot more coming soon so please watch this space. Adios for now!
Happy Tuesday everyone. I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you more about Patrick James Green.
Who is Patrick James Green?
Patrick James Green was born in London and has lived there for most of his life. Patrick’s interests are quite wide ranging: he likes cars and regularly repairs classic ones, he is a keen cinema-goer and he regularly tries to get out of London to climb a mountain or get down to the coast.
Where does Patrick James Green do his shopping?
That is a great question! Patrick’s favourite shop is Waitrose. Yes, I am well aware of how boring a topic this is… but actually… hold on, no… some would say that it’s actually quite interesting. Patrick was telling me only yesterday that he bought a great sandwich from Waitrose and that guy knows a good sarnie. Some would call him the sandwich master.
How can I get more information about Patrick James Green?
The best way to find out more about the main man is to visit Patrick’s Twitter page. There you will find lots of links to images, videos and more ramblings. You can also find Patrick at his other blogs – more information about them is coming in a later post.
Thanks to all Patrick’s friends for help writing this post. Their input has been invaluable. We hope that in time our little website becomes the source for information about Patrick James Green. Thanks also to WordPress, Blogger and SquareSpace for helping us put together great sites with ease and no-fuss. These software applications are highly recommended for anyone wanting to put together a great blog or website. Gone are the days of custom building a content management system from scratch. Don’t re-invent the wheel etc!
So… that’s it from me for today. I wish everyone a very happy Tuesday.