August 20th, 2014
The 9 rules of policing, laid down when London’s metropolitan police
force was founded, are a pretty amazing set of principles.
July 30th, 2014
Hooray! It’s finally legal to rip your own CDs and listen to them on
your computer/iPod/whatever. Still not legal to rip DVDs or Blurays
July 25th, 2014
This is good news! Comics you’ve bought on Comixology may now be available
to download in a format you’ll be able to read forever, with no DRM.
It’s opt-in by the publishers, so not all comics are available DRM-free,
but I’m so happy Comixology are putting in the effort to make this happen.
I hope more publishers get on board.
Right now, all the issues of Saga that I’ve bought are
May 5th, 2014
I’ve been very involved in production of The Drift,
since pre-production and filming in 2012. Post production rolls on (and I’m
responsible for the hundreds of thousands of files and terabytes of data
flying between artists online, plus a home-grown render farm), and we have
just released a full-length trailer. Click through to check it out.
April 6th, 2014
It’s worth listening through; it doesn’t just stay whiney, and has some
February 20th, 2014
I like semi-colons: they’re useful and it’s a shame they’re dying out. And
I frequently use them like the author of this article, but fear they may
not come across to the reader as intended.
But I disagree with all that. I rarely revise my text messages, sending
out typos and odd autocorrections left and right, and the semicolon is
often the first punctuation mark I thumb for when I’m moving onto another
thought (for instance: “yea, dinner at 8 sounds good; did you walk the
A period could very well have worked there, but as Ben Crair observes in
the New Republic, they often seem too severe; and exclamation points, the
kudzu of punctuation in the digital age, might make you feel like an
overenthusiastic phony. But the semicolon’s breezy informality, for me,
captures the unstructured, colloquial nature of digital correspondence more
so than any other punctuation mark out there.
December 15th, 2013
This is a great run through of how to get started taking photos you’ll
love. The $1000 covers everything you’ll need and keeps it simple.
This is also an excellent way to get into photography.
November 15th, 2013
We love Sarah & Duck. It’s free, imaginative and quirky. Here’s an article exploring how it encourages innovation :p
September 6th, 2013
This is insane! The filters and cencors that are on-by-default and not
always easy to turn off, and mandated by the government are now
blocking privacy-protecting tools.
As Cory puts it:
Instead of teaching kids how to stay safe online, the official UK Internet safety policy requires them to be totally naked in all their online communications.
Using a secure VPN is good practice when on untrustworthy networks,
for example to stop the other guy at Starbucks from jumping into your