The personal brain-dump of Garrett Coakley

Hemel Hempstead oil refinery explosion on Flickr

There is a growing collection of photos of the Buncefield oil refinery explosion on flickr (this is a personal favourite).

As with the London bomb blasts I'm now getting a better view of events via flickr and blogs than I am from the television.

I still find myself watching news bulletins to get an overall snapshot of the world, but more and more I turn to the web to "zoom in" and pick up localised views. Something you just can't do with television.

Not sure what the purpose of this post is, I think it's a ramble on realising how natural the web as news source feels to me now.