Video download tool

Continuing the theme of highlighting free online tools that I’m finding useful, there’s a tube downloader that’s got a great range of download options and approved sites. It’s called Tube Offline and is a firm favourite of mine.

Obviously you need to check the legality of downloading and storing videos that are available online, but it’s been very helpful to capture some online videos so they can be watched offline, when I don’t have an internet connection. Kids’ cartoons, training videos, fitness lessons – download them for free with this tool and they can then be stored on your iPad, iPhone or other mobile device to watch when you’re on the go. 

And if the file you download isn’t in the right format, this file converter here is pretty handy too, which also includes a download option to grab videos straight from online streams. Or the online converter tool – here – which I’ve highlighted previously.

Astronomy size comparison

I saw this online and thought it was that interesting, I’d share it.

It puts everything in to a new kind of perspective, doesn’t it?!

Very funny rap video about tea

A friend showed me this video on YouTube the other day.

It’s an extract from Russell Howard’s Good News show – and it’s very funny!

It just shows how important tea is to the British public…

Russian elections joke video

I had this sent to me a while ago, but came across it whilst having a clear out of some old folders. Quite funny really…

Golden Eagle tries snatches kid

I saw this video on Facebook and the news and at first thought it was a fake, but it seems as though it actually happened. Unbelievable!

Funny surprised kitten video

I saw this on Rude Tube the other night and thought it was hilarious!

Hilarious TV advert – Aldi parrot likes it!

This has to be one of the funniest adverts I’ve seen on the TV for a long while…

VPhase launch training video

VPhase has launched its first technical training video. I commissioned this project and was recommended to the Navigator Productions, in Kent. They’re the team behind the Learning Lounge range of technical training videos. They were extremely professional and their technical background and knowledge proved invaluable, with their insight helping us explain the technical concepts in an easy to understand manner.

Please note that installing a VPhase voltage optimisation device should only be attempted by a qualified professional. This is not a DIY solution, as it involves hard wiring the unit into the mains power in the home.  For more information about VPhase, please visit the web site:

Fantastic time-lapse animation

I came across this time-lapse animation today, of an illustrator/artist creating the cover for a comic book.

It’s incredible watching the image being constructed and the detail that goes in to a piece of work like this.

I’m not sure I’d have the patience to work on something like this! In the video, the artist starts off creating a pencil sketch and them imports the image into Photoshop to flesh it out more.

Fantastic Chinese acrobats

Here’s another YouTube video that I’ve been sent recently… the skill of these guys is absolutely amazing!