D’log‘s visitor numbers continue to rise healthily; exact figures due tommorrow. Also recorded in the logs are visitor Operating Systems: Windows users = 96.5 percent; Macintosh users = 3 percent; Linux users = 0.5 percent. And visitor Web Browsers: Internet Explorer = 90 percent, Netscape = 9 percent, Opera = 1 percent.

All change at SWM:
It seems it’s “all change” at The Birmingham-based Screen West Midlands, the org which supports film & video production in the region. The new Chairman, Rod Natkiel, has resigned after just a few months; and the organisation will be moving from Broad Street down to The Custard Factory in Digbeth by Christmas.

Pigs fly in Brum!
And talking of the Custard Factory – what’s this? After god-knows-how-many years of not bothering to have one, the Custard Factory has finally got a basic web-site! Watch for Albert Bore’s squadron of trained pigs flying around the Rotunda tommorrow in celebration.

Digital Video premiere:
On 9th October 2002 the art-house Film Theatre at Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, will show the public premiere of eight new Film Council -funded ‘Digital Shorts’ films. The DV-shot commissions attracted names like Ray Winstone Sexy Beast, Nil by Mouth, Paddy Considine 24 Hour Party People, Shaune Parkes Human Traffic, Ronnie Fox Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels and Colin Buchanan Dalziel & Pascoe.