Back to the Drawing Board

As the new, temporary logo above might imply, this place is getting a bit of a makeover.  I’ve been away for ages, filling up my time with other stuff like work, but the truth is that I’ve missed writing horribly, and I’ve got plenty to say to boot.

To be honest, as a developer for the modern web, this place doesn’t really cut it any more anyway.  It’s been around since 2003 – when the browser landscape evolved at a glacial pace appropriate for the sea of broken calculators – and the last skin was knocked together over a few warm evenings in 2010 or so – long enough ago that IE6 compatibility still mattered.

Now the web is better.  Many of these old things don’t matter, or matter less, and we can finally afford to break free of the shackles of backward compatibility.  In line with how I feel about all this, it’s high time to kick this blog into line as an any-device, multi-resolution vehicle of whimsical nonsense suitable for these exciting times.

Of course, things get worse before they get better, so I’ve purposely pared down the existing site to embarrassing dullness to maintain the personal pressure on presenting a web presence I actually feel proud of.  (You may have noticed that I’m not filled with enthusiasm over this one.  Oh, you had?)  There’s a whole load of other things that need doing, including shifting the actual hosting which has been begging to happen for over a year.  That could even mean that the email works properly.  Who’da thunk?

So!  Begone, ye IE6 PNGFixes and bizarre filters for transparency!  Away, yon arcane PHP wizardry to conjure images of dubiously anti-aliased non-web fonts!  And what will I do with that vortex logo that I’ve been using since 2003?

Over the next few days I’ll be posting up some stuff that I have been working on over the last couple of years, ‘cos some of it is quite interesting.

In the meantime, as KC Green puts it…

tumblr_mee0xcsOtb1rzhg3ko1_1280KC Green’s Literally All I Do All Day

Intergalactic Space Rabbits

Imagine you were in space, listening to space radio, whatever that is.  And then you requested Art Garfunkel.  This is what they’d play you:

Mr Hopkinson’s Computer – Bright Eyes

What’s up, guys?

Hello from Sunny Hammersmith, whereupon extra capitalisation is merited due to the actual presence of sunshine.  It’s been a while; the last long-form blog post here was sometime in 2011.  Such is the ebb and flow of life; a lot has changed over the last couple of years!

Still, as far as I can tell, everyone’s still out there and going strong – how it’s going?  Or, as the 90s would put it:

DJ Miko – What’s Up

Time for a bit of a tidy-up around here, I reckon.

Stirring Quietly

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…

Swamp Thing

The first full-length CD album I bought was The Grid’s Evolver.  A lifetime appreciation for the inappropriate juxtaposition of banjos against loud synth stabs was born.

The Grid – Swamp Thing