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Stirring Quietly

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

It’s been a long while since anything happened here.  In the eerie silence, tumbleweeds of Tweets fade dimly into the ether.

Shinypixel ain’t forgotten; in fact, it’d be hard to do so given the web is, y’know, my career and everything.  In fact, it needs to go to a new, shiny webhost and generally be kicked into the world of modern browsing.  Which is in progress, as quickly as I can do it in the ever-dwindling spare time available.

Consider this a little sign in the ground as the tumbletweets continue to roll past for the moment, at least…

A New Lick of Paint

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

I’ve spent a little time sprucing up Shinypixel today for 2010, as part of a new programme of rolling improvements for the coming months.

After an odd assortment of random holding pages, it’s back up, but I’ll still be ironing out the odd problem for a little while yet.

(And yes – of course – it works in IE6.)

The Student Radio Awards 2010

Monday, October 11th, 2010

It’s that time of the year again, and tickets have gone on sale so the countdown has begun.  The Student Radio Awards 2010 are on the 11th November, and they will be as usual celebrating the best that UK student radio in the has to offer.  I’ve been going to the awards since around 2003, when I was a member of the Radio Warwick crew that won Best Station, and since 2004 I’ve been involved in some capacity with the visual design of the event itself.

Once again I’ll be producing the awards magazine/brochure (I’ve been doing it for years, and still I’ve never decided what to call it) that you’ll find on the tables to flick through, spill alcohol on, and hopefully take home on the night.  We’re pulling out lots of stops this year to make it an extra exciting souvenir, so please do spend some time having a good nose through – I guarantee it’ll be worth it.  I’m hoping that time and other factors to detail a bit of the production here on Shinypixel, so stay tuned for what promises to be an interesting annual excursion into the world of print design…

HCLD016 now released

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Long time no see, eh?  Still, here’s a free gift to make up for it.  In between trying to find time to sleep, I’ve been helping the ever-hardworking DJ Pete to get a new version of Hardcore Lives! up and running.  There’ll be more news on some planned music releases soon, but in the meantime to celebrate the relaunch there’s a free 4-track E.P. available from my Russian favourite, T92:

Suffler is my tip – a long, wandering journey through the early 90s in the same style as his previous SensationFlute Jhob builds chunkily around a delicate flute sample to unexpectedly good effect.  It costs nothing, and you can find it on the release thread, so what are you still doing here?

Autowhack 0.4 available

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

A quick note to announce the availability of Version 0.4 of Autowhack, the handy GUI for automatically compressing Javascript and CSS.  This version adds support for compressing CSS as well as Javascript (a godsend for the project I’m working on, at least) and also remembers your settings between runs of the application.

This version’s a beta which I whipped together last night, so there are a couple of known issues to be aware of which are detailed on Autowhack’s Shinypixel Labs page.